The Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert….so easy!!!

July 7, 2008

This is a real find and time saving dessert. All you need is a box of ice cream sandwiches, some whipped cream topping, some fudge sauce or caramel sauce and some crumbled up candy bar pieces like toffee bars or peanut butter and chocolate cups or even just simple chocolate chips!

Get a large bowl (like a trifle bowl) and layer it with ice cream sandwiches on the bottom, then add a layer of whipped topping and some sauce with a little sprinkle of the candy or chips and repeat the layers. At the top just add some more whipped cream and candy sprinkles. Top with a cherry! Freeze until ready to eat or dig in everybody!!!

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Did you know that March was filled with lots of Chocolate Holidays?!

March 18, 2008

j0436408.jpgYes it is!!! Take a look at all the chocolate holidays this month…….

March 6: National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
March 19: National Chocolate Caramel Day
March 16-23: American Chocolate Week
March 23: Easter Sunday
March 24: National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
March 28: National Black Forest Cake Day

Celebrate each of these days with the Chocolate Du Jour!!

Happy Chocolate Holidays!

Chocolate Weekend on Food Network February 9 and 10th!

January 31, 2008

j01827041.jpgFood Network’s done it again. They have an all chocolate event right before Valentines’ Day which you don’t want to miss! This time it is a weekend of non-stop chocolate Food Network shows starting with Paula Deen’s Sexy Southern Chocolate show at 7am on Saturday February 9 until 3am with the Chocolate Challenges! There are shows on chocolate truffles, all kinds of chocolate desserts and even about chocolate landmarks! Don’t miss if your a crazy chocolate lover like me! Get your TiVo ready to record!

Happy Valentines’ Day everyone!

Made in the USA Chocolate Ghiradelli

January 31, 2008

gh_at_night.jpgI just got an email from the customer service people at Ghiradelli. They confirmed that all their chocolate is “made and manufactured in San Leandro, California” (USA). In a time when Hershey and others are starting factories overseas, it is nice to see one of the original chocolate- giant immigrants (Domenico Ghiradelli) is still loyal to the US!

One for the Girls!

December 14, 2007

j0436385.pngOne for the girls

Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord
my shape to keep.

Please no wrinkles, Please no bags

And please lift my butt before it sags.

Please no age spots, Please no gray

And as for my belly, Please take it away.

Please keep me healthy, Please keep me young,

And thank you Dear Lord, For all that you’ve done.

Five tips for a woman….
1. It is important that a man helps you around the house and has a job.
2. It is important that a man makes you laugh.
3. It is important to find a man you can count on and doesn’t lie to You.
4. It is important that a man loves you and spoils you.
5. It is important that these four men don’t know each other!

Great Christmas Chocolate Dessert Recipes from the Food Network!

December 6, 2007

chocolate_poundcake_e.jpg……visions of chocolate danced in their heads! For great Christmas ideas, take a look at food network’s great chocolate ideas with “Chocolate 101” featuring recipes for:

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Souffles

Chocolate Pound Cake

Caramel/Chocolate Sauce

S’more Brownies and

Chocolate Mousse

A great place for all you us chocolate lovers to get more great chocolate recipes ideas! I can’t wait to try them myself!

Here’ s the link:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/ck_bk_chocolate

Have a great holiday season from Chicks Love Chocolate at http://www.chickslovechocolate.com!

More mood lifting abilities of chocolate found!

December 3, 2007

In the British Journal of Psychiatry people craved chocolate to help reduce irritability and fear of rejection. Wow, a lot of people self-medicate with chocolate! So do we at Chicks Love Chocolate!

Also there may be some benefit for dark chocolate in fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome. Way to go dark chocolate!

Read more:

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22512991-36398,00.html
http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2007/10/dark-chocolate-.html

A great chocolate gift idea, a his and her portrait from Neiman Marcus

December 3, 2007

This is the listing at Neiman Marcus…only $110,000. ! But all the proceeds go to charity…
“To celebrate that entertaining, exasperating, enduring thing you call love, try our His & Hers portrait by Vik Muniz. The brilliant Brazilian lives and works in New York, crafting internationally famous art out of literally anything: caviar, dirt, diamonds, toys even! Here, he will capture your likenesses in a double helping of Bosco® chocolate syrup. You come away with a framed 60″ x 48″ museum-quality photographic work of art, a limited edition of one, thank you. To grow the good karma you’ve started, Vik is donating his proceeds to Centro Espacial Rio de Janeiro, the charity he created to bring social and art projects to life for underprivileged young people in Brazil. Call 1.877.9NM.GIFT for the delicious details.
Item
His & Hers Double Portrait in Chocolate
Price
$110,000.00 *
OCBF8_NMO2791
*Art by Vik Muniz © Vik Muniz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY”

Here is the link:

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/sitelets/christmasbook/fantasy.jhtml?cmCat=search&srcText=chocolate&numResults=0&pageNum=0&cid=OCBF8_NMO2791&cmCat=christmas&icid=NMCB

The world’s most expensive dessert unveiled! That’s some expensive chocolate!

November 8, 2007

A $25.000 dollar sundae! Stephen Bruce, owner of Serendipity 3, partnered with luxury jeweler Euphoria New York to create the “Frrozen Haute Chocolate,” a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive and exotic from around the globe.
The dessert, spelled with two Rs, is infused with 5 grams (0.2 ounces) of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds.
The sundae is topped with whipped cream covered with more gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound.

Worthy of only a queen!

Read more at:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071107/lf_nm_life/dessert_dc

Wanna Know How Chocolate Works?

October 25, 2007

chocolate-ch1.jpgCheck out this site called “how stuff works” and there is lots for great information on our favorite subject…..chocolate! They even have great pics of how chocolate is made.

Take a look:

http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/chocolate.htm