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Handle the Heat » Raspberry Lemonade Bars. Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges. How to Make Ice Cream Using Freezer Bags - CHOW Tip. Bomb Appetit: Braquier Chocolate Bomb. If you want to end the year with a bang (that doesn’t result in the clap) you need to get your hands on one of these Braquier Chocolate Bombs.

Bomb Appetit: Braquier Chocolate Bomb

It’s not just chocolate that looks like a bomb, it explodes like one too. Actually it explodes more like a pinata, but that’s okay because I’m pretty sure that shoving explosives inside of a hollow chocolate shell is a bad idea. Anyway, you just light the wick and in 30 seconds you get an exciting explosion of choccie shards, sugary almonds and other fun goodies. Unfortunately exploding chocolate ain’t cheap—chocolate bombs cost about $140. I know I said it’s dangerous, but at that price I might just stick some firecrackers in a Wonderball and see what happens.

Via: Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread. I’m sorry.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair. I know that now you’re craving cinnamon rolls, and cream cheese frosting and chili fries and hot dogs. I am too… and I already ate half of this warm bread. You don’t deserve this sort of torture. This bread hits all the comfort spots in my soul. I’m sorry and you’re welcome and I love you. Let’s start at the beginning. I did this all without the use of a stand mixer and dough hook. Ninja Bread Men Cookie Cutters - Home & Man Cave. Photo Album. Taste Chocolate. Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Chocolate Overview Understanding how to taste chocolate requires lots of practice—which is music to the ears of any chocolate lover.

Taste Chocolate

Chocolate experts agree that the only way to learn how to taste is from plain bars. Anything else—bonbons, truffles or bars with nuts or other flourishes—gets in the way of analyzing the pure chocolate. But before you start tasting, you need to visit our prior article on Gathering The Bars To Taste. In an organoleptic* exploration of chocolate, one examines: *Relating to perception by a sensory organ. Appearance First, look at the surface appearance of the bar. It should have an even texture and a shiny gloss with no discoloration, pitting or bloom. Snap Professionals gauge the quality of chocolate by its “snap”: the clear, crisp sound made by breaking a piece of chocolate from a bar. The snap should be clean, without crumbling or bending.

Chocolate Gifts: 20 of The World's Most Beautiful Chocolate Package Designs. Delicious Design: 20 Delectable Chocolate Packaging Designs Design and Chocolate are truly two of our favorite things, and when you blend the two together for the perfect chocolate gift, we’re pretty much speechless.

Chocolate Gifts: 20 of The World's Most Beautiful Chocolate Package Designs

We decided that we’d scour the chocolate world for the most beautiful chocolate gift packages in existence, coming from some of the world’s most talented designers and chocolatiers. From Indonesia to the Ivory Coast, Bolivia to Brazil, here are 20 of the most beautiful chocolate packaging designs from around the world. (this feature sponsored by the chocolate of the month club) 100% Chocolate Cafe Kyobashi, Japan is home to 100% Chocolate Cafe, a cafe whose product focus is not on coffee beans or tea leaves, but the finest cocoa from around the world. Mental_floss Blog » 10 Awesomely Geeky Birthday Cakes. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever. Recipe. DIY Alcoholic Dippin' Dots: A Little Danger, A Lotta Booze. Mini Fruit Pies. I love pie.

Mini Fruit Pies

I love eating pie, I love making pie, I love nearly all vartities of pie! The only problem with pie is that the crust always seems to get soggy before we can eat it all — there are just 2 of us you know. So today — as I was contemplating whether or not I should make a pie (and knowing that my husband would definitly want me to make a pie) — I decided to try something new… … mini pies!

I figured that if I made mini pies, I could make as many as we needed and I could customize the filling so everyone got their favorite pie. Not sure why I didn’t think of this sooner? Anyway, mini pies are extremely easy and take less than 20 minutes to bake (half that of most full pies) Ingredients: Pie Crust Dough — I used store bought refrigerated crust but feel free to use homemadeFilling — choose your favorite pie fillings and make mini batches of each one (or use canned filling) Directions: Use a biscuit cutter to create mini pie crusts — cut as many or as few as you want What is your favorite pie?