In a word: chocolate. Here are 5 foods that will make you forget that Valentines Day is just another Thursday in February where you don’t have a date:
1. Chocolate Covered Pretzels (see my previous post here for instructions)
2. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
I. There are a lot of ways to do this. You can melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave for just a few seconds(make sure to not overcook). I like to use wooden dowels as skewers for the strawberries. You don’t need a chocolate fountain to have fondue.
3. Literally anything dipped in Nutella (ok, maybe not anything)
4. Heart shaped pancakes
I. step one: make pancake mix
II. step two: pour in shape of heart
5. dum dums (or those heart shaped lollipops that taste 100x better than normal lollipops)
This Thanksgiving, my family went to my brother’s in-laws’s house. They are Greek, so they make regular Thanksgiving food and Greek food. The Greek food was amazing. There was baklava and pastitsio, which are some of my favorite foods. I had a little bit of Thanksgiving food, which was also amazing. I was so happy that there was baklava and tiramisu because I’m not much of a pie person. The tiramisu was homemade and IT WAS THE BEST TIRAMISU THAT I HAVE EVER HAD! Now I’m not a huge tiramisu person, but this was insanely good.
Pop out the advent calendar. Put lights up. Pick you Christmas tree. Make some food.
Now it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit. My must try recipe for the first weekend in December is a type of chocolate pretzels that are so easy to make. I can not emphasize how easy they are and there is no mess. All you need for this recipe is pretzels (preferable the waffle shaped ones), Hershey Kisses, and M&Ms.
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Get out a cookie sheet, then preheat the oven to 350, and spread a layer of pretzels on the cookie sheet. Next, place one Hershey Kiss on each pretzel. Pop these in the oven and check on them about every minute. It’s important that you don’t overcook them or else the chocolate gets hard and not melted. Once the chocolate is melted, place one M&M in the center of each kiss. Voila…you are done.
P.S. comment what you would like to see in the rest of my December posts.
For those of you who don’t know what a cookie brownie is, it is brownie batter baked with cookie dough on top.
Cookies and brownies are fan favorites because they are two of the most classic desserts. There are so many different ways to make cookies and brownies. The great thing about cookie brownies is that you can use virtually any method of making cookies and brownies. You can use box mix for brownies and cookies, or you can make one or both from scratch. This new trend is starting to catch on, so in some places, cookie brownie mix already exists. I have tried the Bakers Corner brand of cookie brownie mix and it is just a good as from scratch.
If you still feel like making cookie brownies completely from scratch here is a good recipe for doing so:
Psst…Get ready for next weeks blog because it’s almost Thanksgiving. Brace yourselves.