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Chocolate Cake + Chocolate Ice Cream = One Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Sweet Little Boy!

 

Oops! Forgot to make a wish!

 

Oh no! Sugar rush chocolate high!

 

Guess we’ll just have to dance it off!

 

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Sweet Greet or Tasteless Treat?

My friend’s husband travels all over for business. Each hotel offers different amenities. Some offer sweet treats. At a recent stay at a luxury hotel in the Washington D.C. area, look what he found in his room…

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A white chocolate “White House” with 4 dark chocolate Hershey’s Kisses inside.

Now me? I thought it was cute. A playful gift. My husband, on the other hand, thought it was offensive. And remember. We tend to balance each other well because I’m usually the glass half full gal and he’s the glass half empty guy.

But what do you think?

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Look Ma! Chocolate Cookies Are Healthy!

I love the psychology behind advertising. When I see an especially ridiculous ad on TV I’ll say to my husband, “Can you just imagine? A bunch of suits and shiny pumps, sitting around a huge oak table and they all thought THIS was a good idea?”

My husband loves it when an advertisement claims something is all natural. “So is arsenic,” he’ll mutter.

After spending an extra-ordinary amount of time on the computer this morning (darn you entertaining blog women out there!) I felt guilty about not spending enough face time with my boys. I suggested we make cookies! You can guess the response. So into the kitchen we go, discussing what kind of cookies we should make. Luckily, I have a chocoholic son and he suggested chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips. Perfect. I pull out all of the ingredients and lo and behold on the Hershey’s Cocoa Powder can is a cute little stamp of approval. “Natural Source of Flavanol Antioxidants” And on the back of the container is an informative little paragraph encouraging me to “enjoy in moderation as part of a healthy diet and active lifestyle.”

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Who knew? Chocolate cookies are healthy! We measure. We pour. We stir. We scoop. We lick the bowl. We bake. We eat. Mmmmmmmm….and healthy, too!

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Mmmm, Mmmm Memory: Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Feminists don’t cook. At least, that’s what I was taught. As a child, I viewed cooking as dreaded “woman’s work,” something that HAD to be done and the only fools that enjoyed it were the retro, weak females without a brain. Ok, so that’s a little strong but I was taking cues from my mother.

Then I took Home Economics at school. We had an awesome home ec room with about 10 mini-kitchen stations.

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No, it didn’t really look like that. I’m not THAT old. Just a cool picture from 1939.

This is closer to what it looked like:

home ec room

Each station had it’s own stove/oven, sink, cabinets, chopping block, etc. Because the rest of the world was catching up to my mother’s view, home ec was on its way out of the curriculum. There were only about 10 of us in the class. So we each got our own mini kitchen. And after our first cooking lesson – Chocolate No Bake Cookies – I was hooked! Secretly, very secretly, I was in HEAVEN!

I found this on Photobucket:

nobake recipe

This is exactly the recipe I use.

This is what they’ll look like once you make them:

nobake cookies

Oh, and you’re going to need this, too:

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Yum!

(The inspiration for this post comes from Country-Fried Mama at http://countryfriedmama.com/ . Please visit. And tell her Jane sent you!)

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