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There’s no such thing as TOO MUCH chocolate!

There is no such thing as too much chocolate (part 2)

 

Most Delicious – Greens

Get Fruity

What is does:

Cooking with fruit adds a sophisticated complexity to dishes, so they need less fat. In Mani’s Bakery Cafe, a top Los Angeles destination for slimmed-down sweets, they eliminate some of the fat and don’t use refined white sugar. Instead they use a fruit juice reduction in most of the products. (Founder Larry Mainman)

Credit: barcelona life

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Chicago’s Restaurant ‘Next’ has been called the National Restaurant of the Year

Chef Grant Achatz’s Chicago restaurant Next has been named the National Restaurant of the Year, while the mixologist of his neighboring cocktail lounge Aviary was named bartender of the year in the 2011 Eater Awards.

Between editors of the popular food blog Eater.com and online votes submitted by readers, the Eater Awards also crowned chef José Andrés national chef of the year; Read the rest of this entry

Bacon and Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Makes: 6 servings Prep: 20 mins
Bake: 40 mins at 425°F
Cook: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 6 – 8 ounces baking potatoes (such as russet or Yukon gold)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups half-and-half, light cream or milk
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded American cheese (5 ounces) Read the rest of this entry

Eggnog Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats Recipe

Makes: 12 servings

Prep: 30 mins
Bake: 375°F 10 mins to 12 mins
Bake: 350°F 45 mins
Stand: 1 hrin oven
Cool: 1 hr 45 mins
Chill: 6 hrs
Ingredients

  • 5
    tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/4
    cups whole-grain nugget cereal (such as Grape Nuts)
  • 1/3
    cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4
    teaspoon ground cinnamon Read the rest of this entry

Asian-Style Chicken and Pasta Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2
    cups dried Chinese egg noodles or fine egg noodles (4 ounces)
  • 1/4
    teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3
    cup bottled stir-fry sauce
  • 1
    cup snow pea pods or fresh sugar snap peas, tips and stems removed, and cut up
  • 1
    mediumred sweet pepper, cut into bite-size strips
  • 2
    teaspoons peanut oil or cooking oil
  • 5
    ounces cooked chicken breast, cut into strips (about 1 cup) Read the rest of this entry

Fruit & Nut Chocolate Sticks Recipe

Makes: 9 servings

Prep: 15 mins
Ingredients

  • 1
    3 1/2ounce packageindividually wrapped 60-calorie rich dark chocolate sticks (9 sticks)
  • 4 1/2
    teaspoons creamy peanut butter
  • 3
    tablespoons snipped dried cranberries or golden raisins
  • 3
    tablespoons finely chopped nuts, such as peanuts, toasted pecans, macadamia nuts, or toasted hazelnuts

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Mexican Winter Chili Recipe

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/4cup

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins
Ingredients

  • 1
    pound pork stew meat
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 1
    medium fresh poblano pepper, finely chopped
  • 1
    large red sweet pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2
    teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder Read the rest of this entry