Summer ala Mode ☀️

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Summer just wouldn’t be summer without ice cream. Which puts this frozen treat in popular demand.

So then, should you go out for ice cream? 

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Before you do, you should know the risks.

Risks?

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Uh, yeah.

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Racing the neighborhood kids to the ice cream truck? Not a good idea. Those kids are hungry. Aggressive. And probably faster than you.

 

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A walk in the park? Not so much. Combine heat and gravity and you have a tragic cone decapitation on your hands. Er, on the ground.

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Ye old ice cream parlor. Surely, that’s safe? Until your cone self combusts.

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Well then, how about a treat right outside the comfort of your own home? 

Weather forecast, cloudy with a chance of soccer balls.

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And don’t forget about all of the ice cream predators lurking out there. 

Man’s best friend? Not when ice cream is involved.

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Gentle giants, not when their tongue is bigger than your head.

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Let’s face it, ice cream can drive even the most motherly of creatures to a life of crime.

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So, does going out for ice cream still seem like a good idea?

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My recommendation, stay safe, and try one of these delightful ice cream creations in the safety of your own kitchen.

 

13 Ice Cream Creations to Cool Off Your Summer…safely

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Recipe here by Life, Love and Sugar

Ice Cream Nachos

Recipe here by Moms and Munchkins 


Salted Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Brownie Cake

Recipe here by Coley Cooks

Giant Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Recipe here by Taste of Home

Easy Fried Ice Cream

Recipe here by Divas Can Cook

Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Ice Cream Tart

Recipe here by Home Made Interest

Ice Cream Tacos

Recipe here by I Love Cooking

Swiss Roll Ice Cream Dome Cake

Recipe here by Wild Yeast

 Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Cupcakes

Recipe here by Growing up Gabel

 Ice Cream Pizza

Recipe here by The Recipe Rebel

 Ice Cream Churro Bowls

Recipe here by Buzzfeed

Mocha Mud Pie

Recipe here by Shiny Life Blog

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Baked Alaska

Recipe here by Baking a Moment

 

In conclusion, eat responsibly this summer. Close your windows, lock your doors,

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and above all, enjoy your ice cream. You deserve it.

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13 Ice Cream Sandwiches with a Twist 🍦

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Nothing perks up a blistering hot day like a cold, creamy helping of your favorite ice cream.

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Add a couple of cookies and some sprinkles, and you’ve got yourself the perfect summer treat. 

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But what happens if you’re fresh out of cookies?

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No problem. Check out these alternative ingredients, creating some unique takes on the classic ice cream sandwich.

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13 Ice Cream Sandwiches with a New Twist

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Let me know in the comment section which ones are your favorites!

 

Chocolate Profiteroles

Recipe here by Cooking NYTimes

Chocolate Dipped Doughnut Sandwiches

Recipe here Taste Spotting

Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe here by Sugar Hero

Chocolate Dipped Graham Cracker Ice Cream S’mores

Recipe here by Love and Olive Oil

Chocolate Dipped ‘Churros’

Recipe here by Hola Jalepeno

Ice Cream Whoopie Pies

Recipe here by Good Food Stories

Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Macarons

Recipe here by Barbara Bakes

Chocolate Fudge Brownie Sandwiches

Recipe here by Country Cleaver

Rice Crispy Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe here by The Gunny Sack

Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge Pretzel Sandwiches

Recipe here by Half Baked Harvest

Nutella Pizzelle Sandwiches

Recipe here by My Boys and Their Toys


 

Heath Bar Blondies

Recipe here by Real Simple

Chocolate Waffle Raspberry Sandwiches

Recipe here by Dessert for Two

13 Chocolate and Peach Recipes 🍑

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 I think you’d agree that some fruits just naturally pair well with chocolate. 

Such as….

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Chocolate and bananas?

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How about….

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Chocolate and strawberries?

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But, what about chocolate and peaches?

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Granted, peaches are not the most common fruit found in chocolate desserts. Actually, the combination might even sound a bit odd. But maybe we just havent given the humble peach a proper chance to shine. 

Still skeptical?

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I’ve researched the most appetizing chocolate and peach recipes on the internet. Let me know which ones you’d be willing to try.


And if you’re ready to start baking, check out this tip:

See how to peel a peach perfectly without a knife here.


13 Chocolate and Peach Desserts🍑

Dark Chocolate, Carmelized Peach, Marscarpone Grilled Cheese

Recipe here by How Sweet It Is

 

Carmelized Peach Chocolate Dutch Baby

Recipe here by Chocolate and Connie

Chocolate Ginger Peach Icebox Cake

Recipe here by Serious Eats

Peach Pavlova

Recipe here by Home Cooking Adventure

Chocolate Peach Shortcakes

Recipe here by A Couple Cooks

Chocolate Chip Peach Cake with Coffee Frosting

Recipe here by The Pancake Princess

Chocolate Chip Peach Walnut Cookies

Recipe here by Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Chocolate Peach Tart

Recipe here by You.co

White Chocolate Peach S’mores with Ginger Grahams

Recipe here by Peanut Butter and Julie

Chocolate Peach Pancakes

Recipe here by Healthy Little Cooks

Peach and Brown Sugar Scones with White Chocolate

Recipe here by Sweet Peas and Saffron

 

Chili Chocolate Pudding with Grilled Peaches

Recipe here by Playful Cooking

Southern White Chocolate Peach & Pecan Pizza

Recipe here by A Lovely Place to Land

13 Chocolate Walnut Recipes

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What if I told you that it was National Walnut Day?

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and I had lots of Walnut Recipes?

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CHOCOLATE walnut recipes?

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Admittedly, walnuts are not on the top of my Favored Nut List. So, when I discovered that it was National Walnut Day, I was on the search for recipes that would change my mind. The desserts I found, did not disappoint. Turns out, the walnut is quite a versatile ingredient, pairing well with many flavors, and offering a wide variety of textures.


Are you a fan of walnuts? If so, what’s your favorite way to enjoy them?


13 Chocolate Walnut Desserts

Chocolate Walnut Meringue Cake with Dulce de Leche Buttercream

Recipe here by Let the Baking Begin


Chocolate Banana Cake with Maple Glazed Walnuts

Recipe here by My New Roots

Salted Chocolate Walnut Tart

Recipe here by SBS

Walnut Fudge

Recipe here by Once Upon a Chef

Chocolate Cherry Walnut Torte

Recipe here by Thrive Market

Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Recipe here by Craving 4 More

Coffee Cake with Chocolate Walnut Streusal

Recipe here by Bon Appetit 

Chocolate Orange Brownies

Recipe here by The Peach Kitchen

Chocolate Walnut Cinamon Rolls

Recipe here by The Little Epicurean

Chocolate Dipped Cherry Apricot Walnut Biscotti

Recipe here by Periodic Table

Chocolate Walnut Strudel

Recipe here by Vegan in the Freezer

Kenucky Derby Chocolate Walnut Pie

Recipe here by Spicy Southern Kitchen

Pear Chocolate Walnut Crumble

Recipe here by The Brick Kitchen

Dunk It or Dump It?: Chocolate & Shrimp

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Today’s what I like to call, “Would-You-Eat-It-Wednesday?” It just so happens that this Wednesday coincides with National Shrimp Day…which got me thinking. Can you pair Shrimp with Chocolate

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If you’re anything like me, you have some serious doubts about this duo. But, before you give it a solid no, check out these recipes. You just might change your mind. Maybe.

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Gamberi al Cioccolato: Shrimp with Chocolate

Recipe here by Cooking Channel TV

 

 

Prawns with Chocolate Sauce

Recipe here by Wholey Mackerel 


Shrimp and Chocolate Tortilla Soup

Recipe here by Paula Deen

So, fellow chocolate enthusiasts, are you brave enough to dive into Shrimp and Chocolate?

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Dunk it, or Dump it?

 

Please share in the comment section below.

 

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Congratulations to these Top 13 Chocolate Movie Quote Tweets

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We asked Twitter to play, “Add Chocolate, Improve a Movie Quote!”  And we couldn’t be more impressed by the clever responses.  

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It was quite difficult to narrow it down to the top 13 tweets, so be sure to check out the other responses via Twitter #AddChocolateImpoveAMovieQuote. Thanks to all that participated!

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More games to come!

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13 Irresistible Chocolate Raspberry Desserts Perfect for Spring & Summer

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It’s that time of year, when the Easter bunny has come and gone, and summer is peeking around the corner.

 

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Around these parts, the heat is already breaking through chilly mornings, gardens are blooming with color, and sweet ripened berries are begging to be baked into scrumptious spring treats.

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13 Chocolate Raspberry Confections

Chocolate Raspberry Bavarian Torte

Recipe here by Sprinkle Bakes

Chocolate Raspberry Charlotte Royale Bombe Glacee

Recipe here by Cherry Teacakes 

 

Chocolate Ravioli with Cannoli Filling & Raspberry Sauce 

Recipe here by Pasta Princess and More

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Raspberry Chocolate Tartlets 

Recipe here by Bakerita

 

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Banana Bread 

Recipe here by Sally’s Baking Addiction

 

Chocolate Raspberry Torte 

Recipe here by Taste of Home

 

Chocolate Buttermilk Doughnuts with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting  

Recipe here by Crumbs and Chaos

 

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Sundae 

Recipe here by Life With the Crusts Cut Off

 

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Brownies 

Recipe here by Toast the Host

 

Raspberry White Chocolate Waffle Pudding 

Recipe here by Taste

Chocolate Raspberry Tart 

Recipe here by Ambrosia

 

Raspberry Oreo Mocha Cheesecake Cake with Ganache

Recipe here by Recipe Rebel

 

Raspberry and Chocolate Ripple Semifreddo  

Recipe here by Bakers Royale

 

What’s your all time favorite Berry Dessert?

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