13 Chocolate Desserts to Add to your Foodie Bucket List

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Movie Theater Sundae photo

Brownie, topped with popcorn flavored ice cream, peanut butter pretzels, and brown butter caramel.

Where to find it:  The Stanton Social, NY

 

Cookie Shots photo

The interior of the handmade cookie cup is slathered with Belgian chocolate, and then filled with a Madagascar vanilla or chocolate cream.

Where to find it: The Dirty Cookie, CA


Chocolate Sphere photo

Warm buttered chocolate melts the chocolate sphere to unveil chocolate lava cake and ice cream.

Where to find it: Pantry, Boston

 

Eggloo Waffle and Ice Cream photo

Inspired by Hong Kong’s Egg Waffles, Eggloo’s waffles are stuffed with your choice of homemade ice cream and toppings.

Where to find it: Eggloo, NY 

 

French Hot Chocolate photo

Hot Chocolate thick enough to use a spoon.

Where to find it: Angelina, Paris

 

Outrageous Milkshakes photo

See the photo below? Enough said.

Where to find it:  Black Top, NY

 

Cannoli Nachos photo

Cannoli chips served with sweet ricotta dip.

Where to find it: Di Mare Pastry, CT

 

 

The Kitchen Sink Cake photo

The “cake” is actually made up of layers of cheesecake, pecan pie, devil’s food cake, brownies, peanut butter crunch, vanilla chiffon cake, and chocolate chunk cookies…and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Where to find it:  Hard Rock, Universal Studios, Orlando


Ice Cream Fondue photo

Where to find it: Mega Bangna, Thailand 


Chocolate Pinata photo 

Break open your own chocolate piñata to release a bounty of churros and fresh fruit.

Where to find it: Uncle Julio’s, TX


Chocolate Explosion (photo)

Your waiter cracks open the sphere to reveal vanilla and mango mousse, brownie chunks, nuts, and candy. Then, the dessert is finished off with ice cream, chocolate sauce, and liquid nitrogen. 

Where to find it: Quattro Restaurante, Mumbai

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Rolled-Up Ice Cream photo

 Thai-inspired homemade ice cream, hand-rolled in front of you.

Where to find it: 10Below ,NY


The Treasure Chest photo

Chocolate treasure chest overflowing with a dozen scoops of ice cream, 3 slices of cake, deep fried Oreos and candy bars, and more!

Where to find it: Caesars, Las Vegas


I’m always on the lookout for new chocolate experiences. What desserts would you add to the list?



Confessions of a Chocoholic- at Work

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If you’re anything like me, eating healthy can be a challenge. In this world, it seems like there are tasty morsels around every corner. 


Tempting us. 

Taunting us. 

And ready to lure us in.


You can’t turn on the television, drive down the road, read a magazine, or even go to work, without the temptation of delicious, not-so-nutritious foods, threatening your diet.    

And when chocolate is involved, all bets are off. 


But, not today. Today I’ve got things under control. I’m like a junk food ninja. Bring on the snacks, the baked goods, and those chocolate covered goodies.


Today is the day

 

Today, I’m going to eat healthier.

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Twenty minutes into work, and all I’ve had is coffee and a piece of chewing gum. I’m unstoppable.

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Unstoppable…Until I leave my desk. Traps everywhere.

 

Doughnuts in the break room. Maybe just one…

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Minor set back.  I got this.

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Secretary’s desk houses jars of candy. I’ll take one for the team.

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Strategically placed vending machine en route to restrooms. 

Baited, hooked…and sunk.

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A co-worker is celebrating with birthday cake.  Maybe I’ll have just a thin slice.

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The office manager baked muffins. I don’t want to hurt her feelings.

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The boss is selling cookies for his daughter. I need to be supportive.

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Retirement Party.  Bring on the cake.

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I’ve already blown today. I should probably go clean up the doughnuts in the break room.

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Tomorrow. Tomorrow I will eat healthier.

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Calling all Bakers: We’re Hosting a Recipe Exchange!

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Hello, Fellow Bloggers!  You’re invited to a Recipe Exchange.

We’re on the lookout for tasty summer desserts. If you have a recipe on your blog, featuring chocolate and berries, then we want to hear from you!


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  • Cakes/ Cupcakes
  • Pies
  • Ice Cream/ Popscicles
  • Brownies 
  • Cookies
  • Any other desserts!


This is a great opportunity to meet fellow bloggers, get exposure for your own blog, all while gaining a bounty of delicious recipes.


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To participate, please follow these procedures:

  • Please be sure that your dessert includes the mandatory ingredients for this Recipe Exchange: Chocolate, and one or more type of Berries.
  • Leave the name of your dessert, and a link to your blog’s recipe in the comment section below.
  • Submit as many recipes that you like!
  • Feel free to reblog this post for maximum exposure for all of the participants.
  • See a recipe you like? Be sure to share the love: Follow that baker’s blog, like their recipe blog post, and/or share on social media.
  • Check back in the future for more recipe exchanges!

 

 

Looking forward to your recipes.  Happy Baking! ❤️


Liebster Award Part 3

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I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Deirdre’s Daily Dose.  Visiting her blog is a breath of fresh air. Deirde’s kind-spirit and love for the world keeps you coming back, post after post. At this time, she’s facing a challenging recovery after surgery, but still managing to keep a positive spirit. She is an inspiration! If you haven’t done so already, check out her blog, and send some kindness her way!❤️ 

Thank you, Deirdre for nominating me for the award. It’s such a nice surprise and honor to be recognized by a fellow blogger. (gif)


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Here are the rules:

  • Acknowledge the person that nominated you.
  • Share 11 random facts about yourself. Here is my list! 😊
  • Answer 11 questions posted by the person that nominated you.
  • Post 11 new questions.
  • Nominate 11 blogs for the award.
  • Notify your nominees of their award.

Here are my answers to Deirdre’s questions:

  1. What is your favorite thing to do on a summer’s day?  Eat ice cream, read, write, (preferably indoors, where it’s cool) …and wait for Autumn.
  2. Why did you start blogging? To connect with others who like to read, write, cook, bake, or just laugh.  The world needs more Laughter! 
  3. What makes you continue to blog? So many wonderful people!
  4. What is your favorite genre of music?  Do you listen to it when you write or do you like silence when you write? When I writeI prefer silence or rain.
  5. Where is the place you’ve traveled to that you’ve enjoyed the most and why? hmmm…Hershey, PA 🍫🍫🍫 haha
  6. If you could do anything in life where money was no object, what would it be? I have a special place in my heart for Autism and Animals.  On a selfish note, I’d travel…and then, write stories based off my experiences.
  7. If you had to give up reading or writing, which would you give up? That’s an ugly question! But, I could never stop writing. Being creative is what makes me tick.
  8. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? First stop Paris, but l have much chocolate exploration to do. Italy, Belgium, England, Switzerland 
  9. What is your favorite meal? Dessert.  Sad, but so true.
  10. What can you not leave the house without in the morning? I need my Coffee, or I will be inclined to growl at someone.
  11. What country do you live in and have you ever traveled outside of it?’ US. I’m a Southern gal.

The greatest part of the Liebster Award, is paying it forward. It’s an opportunity to recognize new and notable blogs. 


Drumroll, please.

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And the nominees are:

Aromatic Essence

Baconlovescookie

BlueBird4uDaily

Chewettes

CreativeCraftsDIY

DomesticDiva

Homebakerzsg

MouseEars

StephRichmond

The Quirk and The Cool

VSomethingSpeaks

Here are my questions for the nominees:

  1. Describe your blog in 5 words.
  2. What is the last dessert you ate?
  3. Name any 3 people (living, dead, fictional) that you have never met, that you would like to have dinner with.
  4. What would you serve for dinner?
  5. What is the best decade, and why?
  6. What kitchen gadget could you not live without?
  7. Where’s your happy place?
  8. Romance, Mystery, Drama or Action?
  9. What’s your dream job?
  10. What’s the best find in an assorted box of chocolates?
  11. Give the link to the favorite thing you have posted.

 

Congratulations, Bloggers!
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Looking forward to your responses!