Question from a reader: How do you budget your groceries? All this organic stuff can get to be expensive! And the nut butters too! Stay away from the following: Steep price tag alert! (Those bars cost a lot of Henry Dollars!) Henry Dollar-saving tip: Add cacao nibs and a mint extract to the PMS Chocolate […]
Isn’t PMS wonderful? If you didn’t answer right away with an exuberant “YES!” then read on to learn how you can love PMS … well, one form of PMS, anyway! A few weeks ago, y’all left great suggestions for healthy dessert makeovers. One of your suggestions was so interesting I had to try it out right […]
Redefining cookies and milk. Just your basic nighttime snack at the Chocolate-Covered house, proving that healthy food can taste sinful. Especially healthy food in the form of raw chocolate chip cookies: Above, homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Babies. To make the cookies, I simply smushed the babies, as opposed to rolling them into balls. Voila! […]
“Chocolate-Covered Facebook” I still remember where I was the first time I heard mention of the word “facebook.” My friends and I had just graduated from high school, and we were celebrating by being lazy. As we lounged around, the conversation turned to boys (as it inevitably always did). One of my friends kept […]
Two years ago, when I timorously announced to the blogworld that I enjoy eating something I dubbed “savory oatmeal,” I never expected the idea to become very popular. I figured people would think I was nuts! But here we are, in 2010, and it suddenly seems everyone’s tried savory oatmeal! Along with it, I’m also […]
1000 deaths is a statistic “Support our Troops” This message is everywhere: store windows, street signs, even bumper stickers. But have you ever stopped to contemplate its meaning? Have you ever actually thought about the AMAZING sacrifice that our soldiers—many of them not even old enough to drink—are making for you and me? I can’t even […]
Question of the Day: If you could cover anything in chocolate, what would it be?
So remember when I said all I wanted to do in this hot weather was sit around eating salads and ice cream? Forget the part about the salad. And double up on the ice cream to make up for it. In this particular peanut butter and banana soft serve, the banana gives the recipe its […]
I chopped a few frozen strawberries and let them melt into a Whipped Cream Bowl. Then I put the bowl in the freezer for 40 mins prior to eating. Next time, maybe I should also add some homemade Chocolate Butter to the bowl!
Last Thursday, I revisited an old favorite pastime: Cupcake Decorating! On this particular occasion, it was for the club, Circle of Friends, with which I’ve been involved for the last two years. With only a day to decorate forty cupcakes, there wasn’t enough time to make fondant critters. I had to think of something quicker. […]