Archive for March 2010


Chocolaty Weekend Links

For this week’s link round-up I kept an eye out for yummy chocolate recipes. I wrote about chocolate exclusively at Chocolate Bytes for three years, and that’s a hard habit to break! So enjoy this week’s collection of blogs that recently written about chocolate, too!

~ Homemade Thin Mint Cookies at Lisa is Cooking

~ Gluten-free Puddle Cookies at Stone Soup

~ Chocolate Caramel Macarons at Daydreamer Desserts

~ Marshmallow Mish Mash at Foodie Reflections

~ Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding at Rock Recipes

~ Orange and Chocolate Chip Muffins at Une Gamine dans la Cuisine

~ Smoky Spicy Bean Chili with Chocolate at Everybody Likes Sandwiches

~ Because I Can Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes at Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

~ Chocolate Pudding at FoodGirl


Chocolate Covered Bacon

Chocolate Covered Bacon

Last summer, when I was writing at Chocolate Bytes, I bit the bullet and made my own batch of chocolate covered bacon. It’s become a staple at county affairs across the US, and after reading yet another article about how much people are looking forward to trying it, I decided to whip up some of my own. Read More


Cold-Brewed Coffee

Cold Brewed Coffee

Last summer, Mike was having some reflux issues. We always like to see if we can’t help things out naturally before going to pills, so we did a little research to see what we could change in our diets first.

One thing we came across that could be changed was our morning coffee preparation, which we were doing with a regular old coffee maker. I had always assumed that coffee was acidic, no matter how it came to be. However, regular hot-brewed coffee is two times more acidic than cold-brewed coffee. And, in the last eight months that we’ve been doing this, Mike’s reflux issues have completely cleared up. It could be coincidental, but why mess with a good thing?

But what’s cold-brewed coffee, you ask? It’s exactly what it sounds like! Read More