There’s a certain romantic holiday arriving in five days (but who’s counting?), and a deep pool of molten chocolate and an accompanying pile of strawberries are downright icons of Valentine’s Day. That might have been my original inspiration for featuring these luscious, made-for-sharing fondue recipes…but you know what? I’m fond of fondue all year long. If we could only dunk bite-size snacks into chocolate or cheese once a year, this would be a sad, sad world.
If I were asked to choose between venturing out to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day or heading to the dentist for a root canal, I might need to flip a coin. (OK, not really—but you know what I mean.) Some people love that special-occasion excursion, and more power to them—it’s just not my thing. The idea of fighting crowds of couples for space in a swanky restaurant, just to blow the budget on a four-course meal (that wasn’t that awesome, anyway) is, frankly, unappealing. Especially when I can make something so much better at home.
Jess Gonzalez – On Sugar Mountain
Isn’t this time of year so exciting? Spring is in the air! True, April showers and all that jazz, but the sun is out longer, the birds are chirping…adorable fruit-flavored doughnuts are being shared at every spring party you attend. Continue reading