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Create Your Own Chocolate Bar? Sweet!

Choose from more than 100 toppings for a treat that's choco-licious. Credit: Chocri
Sure, we've heard of custom sneakers, T-shirts and stationery, but custom chocolate bars? Now, that's one we can really sink our teeth into. Chocri allows you ...

A Colourful Easter Treat Recipe for Your Junior Chef

Ah, Easter. That magical time of year when candy companies take all things "spring" and turn them into chocolate-covered treats that whip small children (and, yes, adults) into a sugar-driven frenzy. But this year, why not save your pennies and try s...

What You Need to Know About Chocolate

Ah, Valentine's Day. Love is in the air, and chocolate is on the shelves. Many of us dream of chocolate and feel drawn to its taste, its texture and how it makes us feel. There is almost something other-worldly about chocolate, isn't there? And not s...

Chocolate: Safe or Scary?

Is chocolate really good for your heart? Credit: Rev Dan Catt, Flickr
Chocolate season is upon us. Whether you're nibbling on the assorteds from a red satin box or your kids are popping mini hearts bequeathed by adoring schoolmates, chances are...

Choco-Bites Recipe: A Great Dessert or Snack

With Valentine's Day sneaking up on us -- as it does every year -- it's time we found a healthy alternative to the traditional candy treats that have been popping up on store shelves for months now. Instead of stocking up on chocolate hearts, bars, c...

Toddler makes late-night run for chocolate... alone

(Click the photo for more shocking escapes!) Here's a boy after my very own heart. Three-year-old Max McGrath woke up at 3 A.M. and decided he wanted a chocolate egg. So he put on his brother's shoes, grabbed some money, and even remembered his ho...

Camping out at home this weekend? Don't forget the S'Mores!

I'm not really a Great Outdoors kind of girl; I'm more of an Air Conditioning and Running Water type. But while I don't love camping, I DO love S'Mores (really who DOESN'T?) so you can imagine my delight at learning that I can make them right in my o...

What to do with that leftover Easter candy?

Did Aunt Myrtle give little Johnny way too much chocolate in his green-and-blue basket? Were you forced to hide that basket lest Johnny's head start rotating on its axis and lollop out the door in a blaze of over-amped glory? And then, once you hid i...

Who's your favorite valentine?

Do you have a favorite valentine, perhaps even an all-time favorite? I do. Well, I might. My dad used to be my valentine. When I was little he would either send or bring me flowers and a sweet card. I was very happy and felt like the luckiest girl...

What do you do on Valentine's Day?

According to a survey conducted by Yahoo!, people spend nearly $200 on Valentine's Day gifts. That's $200 that could be spent on new tires for the minivan or a digital camera or even savings for college. Rachel and I have been together for nearly twe...

How much candy?

Okay, so last night, we passed out candy to witches and Backyardigans, presidents and plumbers, superheroes and goblins. I had picked up a couple of big bags of treats at Costco and they were -- mostly -- still intact when the first trick-or-treaters...

Halloween candy

I do it every year, and every year I swear I won't do it again next year. But they put it at eye level, sly marketing, nefarious like the kid-level candy bars at the checkout stand. I was at Safeway last night, to pick up yogurt, fruit, and some b...

Reality Check

I was getting Sara ready for school and we were talking about going to her caregiver's afterwards when she hit me with a whole mess of cold, hard reality. Sara: "Who's going to pick me up from school today?" Me: "Miss Julliette." Sara: "Maybe when I ...

Coming soon: chocolate toothpaste

In what might just have children everywhere dancing in the streets as they rub candy on their teeth, researchers at Tulane University has discovered that chocolate may just be better for your teeth than fluoride toothpaste. Okay, not quite. An extrac...

Easy strawberry dessert

When it comes to food, I enjoy baking and I enjoy finding healthy (or, heck, healthy-ish) food that my children like to eat. So, when I saw this post at Vegan Lunch Box, I had to do a double take. Strawberries, white chocolate and coconut? Sign me up...

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