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Valentine’s Day Is Just a Bowl of (Chocolate Caramel) Cherries

The moment first light shines on Valentine’s Day, my heart just swells with love. I hop out of bed, I smile wide, smooth out my messy hair and greet the day with a song in my heart. Cheesy, I know… But it’s true! The feeling grows as I walk past windows or through store aisles overflowing with Valentine’s Day messages inscribed in cards, plush teddies, and candy. Is Cupid following me? Am I being pelted with love arrows? Who knows? Who cares? LOVE is my jam!

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Chocolate for Christmas: The Canadian Tradition

Nanaimo bars are creamy, chocolatey squares that originated in Nanaimo (pronounced nah-NYE-moe), Canada, a small town just north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Unfortunately, the origins of the bar (aside from its location) are unknown. When I lived in Victoria back in 2007, I was determined to make a trip to Nanaimo just to say that I had been there…and of course I ate a Nanaimo bar. The bars are so popular in that city that tourism officials produced a “self-guided trail” brochure, leading tourists to several locations offering traditional Nanaimo bars and variations. Continue reading

Top 5 Mini Christmas Desserts

It sounds clichéd, but I believe that good things come in small packages…especially during gift-giving season. Little boxes can hold big things like diamond rings, keys to a new car or plane tickets to Tahiti. If you don’t see those in your future, try these mini Christmas desserts—they’ll inspire just as many “oohs” and “ahhs” (OK, maybe *almost* as many). Tiny tiramisu, cheesecake, pineapple upside-down cake and more—the little holiday dessert gang’s all here.

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A Gift of Love & Appreciation: Homemade Candy Cane Chocolate Fudge

When I was growing up, my Dad worked as a mail carrier, walking the same mail route and delivering the daily mail to the same people for over twenty years. When the Christmas season came along, his customers showed their appreciation for his work by showering him with all kinds of homemade goodies. I remember eagerly awaiting his arrival home each day so I could see what treats he’d received, and so I could help him unwrap any that needed unwrapping, of course. Continue reading