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Hot Chocolate On A Stick. Whether you decide to give this as a gift or enjoy it yourself, you can't go wrong with this chocolate treat!

Hot Chocolate On A Stick

Mix with half a cup of hot milk for an instant hot chocolate drink. Makes 16 500 grams chopped unsweetened baking chocolate 200 grams semi-sweet chocolate chips1 /2 cup whipping cream 1 (300-ml) can condensed milk. Dark Chocolate Popsicles. Strawberry Tiramisu Cake Recipe. Here's a pretty and summery tweak on the classic Italian dessert.

Strawberry Tiramisu Cake Recipe

Strawberry Tiramisu Cake. It's a caffeine-free recipe but nonetheless yummy. You can decorate with more strawberries. Another option: Substitute ladyfingers for sponge cake. Mango Sago Recipe. Use only the sweetest mangoes to make this well-loved Filipino dessert recipe.

Mango Sago Recipe

Mapo Tofu Recipe. Don’t be fooled by the light, soft, silken tofu bits because this is a satisfyingly hot, spicy dish.

Mapo Tofu Recipe

Serves 4-5Cooking time 25 minutes 2 packs silken tofu or soft beancurd (35 grams each) 1⁄4 kilo ground pork salt and pepper to taste 1 1⁄2 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon oil 1 packet mapo tofu mix (80 grams) 2 pieces red siling labuyo or bird’s eye chili, finely chopped 1⁄2 cup chopped green onions 1 Gently slice the bean curd or silken tofu into small cubes. Set aside. 2 Season ground pork with salt and pepper. 3 In a pan, heat oil and sauté ground pork, about 15 minutes or until just cooked through. 4 Add mapo tofu mix and stir well, making sure the ground pork is well coated with the sauce. 5 Add the sliced tofu and it let simmer for a couple of minutes. Recipe appeared in the March 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines.

Fresh Fruit Popsicles. Turn your kids’ favorite fruits into healthy and refreshing icy treats!

Fresh Fruit Popsicles

These two-toned pops are the perfect way to cool off on humid afternoons. For another flavor combo, try Mango-Kiwi-Strawberry Popsicle and list of popsicles Makes at least 12 popsicles, depending on size 1/4 cup sugar1/2 cup water6 pieces kiwi, peeled and cut into cubes1 melon, peeled, seeded, and cut into cubes 1 Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves and mixture becomes syrupy. 2 Using a blender, purée kiwi until smooth. 3 Purée melon and add remaining syrup. 4 Pour sweetened kiwi purée into the popsicle molds until half-full. 5 Pour melon purée into the popsicle molds to fill them to the brim.

Mango, Avocado, Lychee Ice Candy Recipe. Coconut Tapioca Pudding With Fruits. For coconut lovers!

Coconut Tapioca Pudding With Fruits

Serve with papaya and mangoes or other tropical fruits in season. Similar recipes: Tapioca Pudding, Gold Kiwi Pudding with Sago Serves 6 to 8 Prep Time 10 minutes Cooking Time 25 to 30 minutes 3/4 cup small tapioca3/4 cup sugar1 vanilla bean, split and scraped1 1/2 cups whole milk2 cups canned coconut milk2 egg yolks1 medium ripe papaya, cubed3 ripe mangoes, cubedtoasted coconut flakes 1 In a large pot, combine tapioca pearls, sugar, vanilla bean, milk, and coconut milk. 2 Remove the pot from heat. 3 Stir in the egg yolks.

Milky Avocado Salad With Pearls. Mango Sago Recipe. Strawberry and Quinoa Parfait Plus a Giveaway. This post is sponsored by California Strawberries, whose sweetness will surely inspire you to start the new year right with this Strawberry and Quinoa Parfait and the opportunity to win a Vitamix blender.

Strawberry and Quinoa Parfait Plus a Giveaway

If you’re like me, moving into the new year means coming down from my holiday foodie high of sweets, treats and not-especially-healthy-eats and confronting myself with reality. That boils down to clearing out the stash of Christmas cookies and the last sips of eggnog and making room for more healthful fruit and veggies for this girl. STAT! With this as my first recipe post of 2014, it seems only fitting to have it start with the most important meal of the day: breakfast. Dreamy Creamy Mango Pops. This year I’m partnering with Almond Breeze to create and share recipes using almond milk.

Dreamy Creamy Mango Pops

I’ve shared several new recipes using it that lean toward the savory side here and here, but with summer in full swing, it’s time to take a sweetened time out and break out the popsicle molds. “Mom, when can we make more maaaaaannnngo pops?” Right. Now. Wow! Grilled Watermelon Pizza. Dessert Nachos with Strawberry, Mango and Avocado Salsa Recipe. This is the thing I like about nachos.

Dessert Nachos with Strawberry, Mango and Avocado Salsa Recipe

If you agree, you’re invited to the party. If you don’t, I’ll be the first to pass along an elementary-style lunch tray to ensure all of your primary food groups stay at arm’s length of one another. Nachos. Apple and Cherry Strudel. My secret to an easy dessert?

Apple and Cherry Strudel

I start in my grocery store freezer for an Apple and Cherry Strudel that’s every bit as easy to pull together as a traditional homemade pie. Hey, look at that. Apple & Blueberry Crumble. Next week is a big week for me, and for you my readers! You’ll be seeing a new look for the blog and also the release of the next issue of Foodie Crush! I’m busy putting the final touches on the magazine so today’s post will be short but sweet. Mmmm, sweet. And it all starts with the fact that I am on a crumble kick. It’s always been one of my favorite things to eat, but we called it Apple Crisp. What? The thing I love about crumbles is its all of the delicious elements of an oatmeal cookie but it comes out crunchy over a fruity base and is all kinds of wonderful.

The thing I like best about this recipe is the addition of two things: lemon to the fruit for a little zing and pecans to the crumble so I can con myself into thinking this is a healthy way to start my day. Raspberry Crumb Coffee Cake. Blueberry Lime Crumble. Wow! Hasselback Apples. We’re big, big fans of the hasselback technique. We’ve had smashing success with both baking potatoes and sweet potatoes—the thin, partial slices on top get delightfully crisp while the base remains tender, an infused oil or chipotle cream painted in between the slices.

Hasselbacked apples (happlebacks!) Were the logical next step—cinnamon-sugar butter between the layers, a crispy streusel sprinkle, and a dollop of ice cream on top. Simple, easy to make ahead, and delicious.