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Sous Vide Some Truffles for Your Valentine

Try as I might to act like I am immune to aggressively cloying nature of February 14th, I actually kind of dig Valentine’s Day. Maybe it’s because my particular brand of anxiety is soothed by a brightly colored and visually uniform grocery store display, but it’s probably thanks to my love of candy,particularly…Read more… Continue […]

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If You Fail at Tempering Chocolate, You Can Always Make Truffles

I was making peppermint bark last weekend, a treat this very website has described as “incredibly easy,” and I fucked it up. I had poured a layer of perfectly-tempered dark chocolate onto a parchment-coated sheet pan, and then I mixed peppermint oil into my white chocolate. Just as I was about to pour the white…Read […]

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Impress Your Guests With Instant Pot Lava Cakes 

A dinner party without dessert is no kind of party at all, but there’s no reason to stress yourself out with a croquembouche. Molten chocolate cakes have a decadent 1980s vibe to them, and these babies—which are adapted from this recipe by Queen Nigella—have never failed to impress. Using the Instant Pot means they…Read more… […]

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New excuse to eat dark chocolate: It may temporarily improve your vision

A new report from JAMA Ophthalmology suggests that you’d be better off reading JAMA Opthamology after housing some dark chocolate. Everyday Health reports that researchers, including lead study author Jeff Rabin, have found that eating both dark and milk chocolate can positively affect your vision in the short term. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Corporate America Is Conspiring to Keep Your Chocolate Shitty

It’s been six and a half years since I moved to Washington, DC from my native Britain. My life here is great: The people are lovely, the weather isn’t quite so rainy, and the food is superb. Well, mostly superb. There is one significant area, and perhaps only one, where British food is superior to […]

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You Should Make Molten Chocolate Cakes in Your Instant Pot

The molten chocolate cake may have had its heyday in the 90s, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to stop making and eating them. Maybe it’s because they were the first “fancy” dessert I ever made in an attempt to impress another human, but I associate them pretty firmly with cliche romance, which is […]

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The Easiest Way to Make Cheese and Chocolate Fondue for Two

Whether made with cheese or chocolate, fondue has a kind of cheesy, finicky reputation. But in spite of its kitsch, dipping bits of food in gooey, melted fromage or dark, liquid chocolate makes for a fun, flirty, surprisingly low-effort meal.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Food Valentines That Aren’t Chocolate

I love a Whitman’s sampler, but I buy those for myself February 15th, at Walgreens, when they are half-off. Though I’m not one to turn down a box of chocolate on Valentine’s Day, giving them can feel a little impersonal, and we can do better.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Ben & Jerry’s new 2018 flavors include chocolate plus fudge with truffle in chocolate

January is either the worst time to release a new line of ice cream flavors (it’s frickin’ cold!) or the best (we’re frickin’ bored!) To kick off the new year, Ben & Jerry’s is going with the latter. After so many years of churning out rich, progressively minded pints of ice cream, it seems that […]

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How to Make Superior Hot Chocolate Without a Mix

I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news is that you’ve been buying hot chocolate mixes unnecessarily, but the good news is that you’re going to learn two different methods for making rich, drinkable chocolate for cozy cold days, and you’re going to do it with stuff you probably already have […]

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Make Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Gelt for an Adult Game of Dreidel This Hanukkah

Dreidel is the kiddo’s version of gambling, or so I grew up thinking! As history would have it, it came all the way across Europe from Ireland before becoming a Yiddish and then Hebrew favorite. A spinning top with four rules is chill, but playing with a little enhanced chocolate could help you take it […]

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Making Your Own Festive Bark Is Incredibly Easy

Snappy, treat-studded chocolate bark is a holiday treat that is always met with much enthusiasm. (Williams Sonoma is able to charge 30 bucks per pound for their peppermint iteration, making it more expensive than organic rib eye.) There is, however, no reason to spend a bunch on bark, as it can be made in your […]

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Idris Elba serves up two contrasting, tasty remixes of Shy FX’s new single ‘Chocolate’

Idris Elba is a man of many talents. Between being an award-winning actor — starring in American Gangster, Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim, Beasts of No Nation, Star Trek: Beyond and more — and an all around extremely dapper gentleman, he’s also ever-rising as a taste making DJ.Now, the vastly prolific Elba has stepped in to remix […]

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Why There’s Always a New Study About Chocolate

Do you have a vague notion of chocolate, perhaps dark chocolate, as being good for you? It’s good for your heart health, or something. On some level you know that a candy is not actually a health food, but it seems like there’s always a headline saying it is.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Remove Sticky Halloween Candy Residue From Just About Anything  

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert, advice columnist and author of the New York Times bestselling book, My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag … And Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha. Her flagship column, “Ask a Clean Person,” debuted in 2011. Here on Offspring, we’ve launched a new iteration of it, focusing on parenting…Read more… […]

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