Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

February 28th, 2014 No Comments

salted caramel and nutella stuffed double chocolate chip cookies

We stumbled upon this enchanting blog called Top With Cinnamon, written by an 18 year old student named Izy, living in London. She makes her “mums” family recipes, mostly baked goods like these cookies. Another batch of cold weather is here on the East Coast, so it’s a good weekend to savor some time inside in the warm kitchen baking chocolate cookies, right? Here’s a link to the recipe.

February 25th, 2014 No Comments

kit kat cheesecake bars, we’re in love

We just couldn’t resist sharing this recipe for Kit Kat Cheesecake bars via Bakers Royal. Remember a color palette doesn’t just have to lend itself to decorating your home. You can make your party look like the pages out of a magazine by weaving in your color palette where possible, not only with tablecloths and flowers but with desserts and drinks. And with Saint Patrick’s Day coming up soon, these Black and Tan Beer Pops from Betty Crocker are a great alternative rather than just serving up everything green.

September 26th, 2013 No Comments

edible chocolate mushrooms, leaves and acorns- andie’s edible sweets are amazing

Andie’s Edible Sweets on has the most amazing sweets. The beautiful items on the shop are like miniature pieces of edible art. Impress your guests at thanksgiving with a leaf cake (with edible leaves) or put out these nut flavored candy acorns as treats! Branches, feathers, mushrooms, owls- they all can adorn a gorgeous fall buffet or wrap tiny bags of them as favors. They also have snowflakes as we head into winter or gorgeous chocolate seashells or even edible scrabble letters.  Take a look at the shop on you won’t believe your eyes!

July 16th, 2013 No Comments

summer sweets, from classic cupcakes and strawberries to puddings with dirt chocolate

I’m always looking for small little sweets to end a summer meal and these certainly will put smiles on everyone’s faces. Classics like cupcakes with simple colored sugar or chocolate toppings are so easy to make yourself. Dress up your cupcakes with patterned cupcake papers from Viking Importing Company or search unique toppers of all kinds on Etsy for a special theme or interest. (You can even use cupcakes as place card holders.) Individual strawberry shortcakes are another great classic, instead of baking the shortcake in a pan, drop the batter in cupcake tins, then slice each one in half and … Read more

June 14th, 2013 No Comments

chocolate chip cheesecake

I worked at a little jazz club one summer when I was in college. When we went in early for staff dinner the owner, who was the chef, always had chocolate chip cheesecakes cooling on the racks and we could eat warm slices before we opened the doors. I keep thinking about this cheesecake and wish I had asked for the recipe! But I found a recipe that looks similar and I thought I’d share it with you today. It’s great to make ahead if you are having weekend guests- it’s 30 minutes prep time, one hour bake time … Read more

March 29th, 2013 No Comments

chocolate easter eggcups

With Easter this Sunday we thought we’d share a fun recipe today from Donna Hay- her Chocolate Easter Eggcups. Let us know if you make them and send us a picture if you do! Directions:

March 9th, 2013 No Comments

we just couldn’t get enough bacon- so to top off the week here is vosges haut-chocolat’s maple chocolate pudding with bacon spoon recipe!

Maple Chocolate Pudding with Bacon Spoon Recipe   (courtesy Vosges Haut-Chocolat) This sensuous and sizzlin’ appetizer marries the savory and salty taste of crispy bacon with the sweet, rich taste of maple pudding with a hint of vanilla. These are wonderful hors d’oeuvres for breakfast and dinner, and they’re perfect for entertaining. – Katrina Markoff, Founder, Vosges Haut-Chocolat Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 50 min.

March 8th, 2013 No Comments

vosges has…yes, bacon chocolate! Katrina Markoff was way ahead of the recent trend

In my quest for bacon food pairings this week, I found that Vosges Haut-Chocolat has a lot of bacon paired foods. So I went right to founder Katrina Markoff to get the inside scoop on this bacon frenzy. Katrina first paired bacon with chocolate back in 2007 with ‘Mo’s Milk Chocolate Bacon Bar’, followed by ‘Mo’s Dark Chocolate Bacon Bar’ in 2008, then followed the Bacon Toffee… and the line has grown based on popularity and customer demand. Vosges line now includes bacon baking mixes, caramels and truffles. And the website also offers unique … Read more

December 13th, 2012 No Comments

chocolate obsessed? meet Charley and Jessica Wheelock, the husband and wife team behind Woodblock Chocolate Manufactory

Portand, Oregon’s Woodblock Chocolate Manufactory is the creation of  husband and wife team, Charley and Jessica Wheelock. Jessica and I met while working together at Martha Stewart. So many creative people have worked or work at MSLO and Jessica is certainly one of them! They wanted to start a sustainable business so they decided on manufacturing chocolate. Charley, who has a background in industrial design, took classes, they both read books, researched beans and processes. They started the business in their home kitchen; they experimented and tweaked their chocolate process much like a wine maker would. Becoming experts in their … Read more

November 9th, 2012 No Comments

our favorite hot chocolate

We drink hot chocolate every day at the little blue dish office. Our favorite brand when making it ourselves is Guittard. You can order it directly from their site or if you are in New York City, Fresh Direct carries it. When going out, our favorite hot chocolate haunts are Le Pain Quotidien in the city (they serve you hot milk and a pitcher of rich dark chocolate to pour in yourself), and in the Hamptons it’s The Golden Pear. Hot chocolate photo by Sang An.