Archive for the ‘CHOCOLATE’ Category

Classic Tiramisu

April 5, 2012

This classic Italian dessert is made with ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese in a trifle bowl or a springform pan

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Chocolate-Banana Phyllo pillows

May 7, 2011

Store-bought phyllo dough, sliced bananas and rich chocolate transform into a heavenly chocolate dessert. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream.

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Classic Rolled Chocolate Truffles

May 2, 2011

Here’s an easy truffle recipe.

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May 2nd is National Chocolate Truffles Day

May 2, 2011


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Truffles are a delectable type of dessert! They made with a chocolate ganache center that is then coated in chocolate powder.  What makes a truffle so delectable is the creamy ganache center. The cocoa powder coating only adds to the decadent nature of the truffle. Once coated in chocolate powder, the confections resemble a fungus, called a truffle. – talk about a piece of chocolate heaven!

The chocolate truffle was invented in 1895 by M. Dofour in Chambery, France. This dessert’s popularity increased dramatically after the Prestat Chocolate Shop opened in London in 1902.

Today there are three types of chocolate truffles: All of these types of chocolate truffles differ in look, taste, and shelf-life. Europeans, the Swiss and Americans have their own way of making truffles, by using various ingredients from butterfat or syrup to dairy cream. Truffles gained popularity in the 1920s.

The American truffle was invented in the 1980’s by Joseph Schmidt. This half-sphere shaped truffle is made of milk chocolate and butterfat.

The European version of the chocolate truffle is made of syrup, cocoa powder, and milk powder.

The Swiss truffle is made with melted chocolate, dairy cream, butter, and cocoa powder. Swiss truffles have the shortest shelf-life compared to the other truffles and should be eaten within a few days of production.

To celebrate National Truffle Day, head over to your local candy shop to enjoy all of the different varieties of truffles! But, you don’t have to run out to the local chocolate specialty shop to celebrate National Truffles Day. Just call me to get my special homemade Chocolate Truffles at 916-879-4611.

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Chocolate Parfaits

May 1, 2011

This is great and rather fun to make with the kids. How can you go wrong with whipped cream & chocolate

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Order your Handmade Chocolate truffles today for Mother’s Day

April 28, 2011

Handmade Chocolate Truffles for Mother’s Day

Select your choice of flavors: White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, or Dark Chocolate
Select your fillings: Chocolate Fudge, Caramel, or Chocolate with Nuts


Select your size below
The “Big Momma” Box
A round box of 8 select truffles
1 lb weight
Only $16
the “Four my Mom” Box
A oval box of 4 select truffles
1/2 lbs weight
Only $9
The “Just Mommy and Me”
A gift bag of 2 select truffles
only $5
Brian is taking orders NOW through May 7th in the greater Sacramento Area
Mom has Pampered you all your life, now is the time to Pamper her!
Call Brian to Order at 916-879-4611

Chocolate covered Oreos

April 17, 2011

Just in time for Spring

order your cookies now

Only $3 for 4 cookies 

Select white, dark or milk chocolate ( or combination)

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Classic S’mores

August 10, 2010

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August 10: National S’mores Day

August 10, 2010

National S’mores Day is August 10.  The Hershey Company and Kraft Foods have shared five S’mores recipes. Just click here to view these ideas! Here are a few ways to celebrate with four ways make S’mores. Be sure to have a responsible adult around if you are going try the backyard fire pit idea.

1) Microwave ’em – You can make S’mores, in seconds, right in your microwave. It’s easy; just top each of four graham squares with one chocolate piece and one marshmallow. Place on a microwaveable plate and microwave on HIGH 7 to 10 seconds or until marshmallows puff and chocolate begins to melt. Carefully remove plate from microwave and then cover the S’mores with remaining graham cracker square.

2) Fire up the Fire Pit – Can’t get out to a campground this National S’mores Day? No problem! Make an impromptu campfire setting at home over your backyard fire pit. You can even use real sticks to roast your marshmallows to make yourself feel like you’re immersed in the great outdoors.

3) Sweet Grilled S’mores – Mix it up this year by making S’mores on the grill. Build the S’mores ahead of time then wrap in aluminum foil. Place the wrapped S’mores on the grill and cook 1 to 2 minutes over a medium-hot grill on each side or until the marshmallow is gooey and the chocolate is slightly melted between the graham crackers.

4) Classic Campfire – Everyone loves classic campfire S’mores. If you’re looking for a reason to get together with family and friends before the cold weather returns, plan a camping trip to commemorate National S’mores Day and make the timeless treat the center of your fun. Start by placing half of a chocolate piece on top of half of a graham square. Then, lightly toast a marshmallow over the campfire and place it on top of the chocolate. Finally, top the toasted marshmallow with the remaining graham square half and press together.

Chocolate-Almond Fudge

June 16, 2010

Marshmallow creme is the surprise ingredient in this cooked fudge made with semi-sweet and milk chocolate and flecked with toasted almonds.

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Call me for the snacks for your morning meeting

April 11, 2010

I can be your office snack guy..

Just call me and i can bring a simple breakfast or more to your office or special event. FREE DELIVERY

Standard breakfast = only $5.00 per person

  • Coffee Cake
  • Orange Juice
  • Assorted yogurts
  • Assorted Fruit

Additional $0.25 charge per person for Paper Goods

Call me at  916-879-4611 to schedule a catering order for your meeting

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Call me for a catered lunch at your office

April 11, 2010

I can be your office lunch guy..

Just call me and i can bring a simple lunch or more to your office or special event. FREE DELIVERY

Standard lunch = only $6.75 per person

  • Mini crescent sandwiches ( Ham/Turkey & cheese)
  • Bag of chips
  • Bottled Water
  • Dessert ( Assorted Fruit or Coffee Cake)

Additional $0.25 charge per person for Paper Goods

Call me at  916-879-4611 to schedule a catering order for your meeting

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The Famous Chocolate Heaven Dessert

April 1, 2010

This is the easiest dessert I have ever made and everyone loves it! Not sure what it’s called. Whatever you want to call it, I guess….Chocolate Heaven, Better than Sex chocolate dessert, whatever….

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Do you have leftover SNICKER BARS Candy? Make SNICKER BAR COOKIES

November 1, 2009

Do you have leftover SNICKER BARS Halloween Candy?



1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups rolled oats
1 (13.3-oz.) pkg. fun-sized Snickers® candy bars, each cut into 8 chunks


Heat oven to 350°F.Spray cookie sheetswith nonstick cooking spray. In large bowl, combine brown sugar, sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add milk, vanilla and eggs; blend well. Add flour and baking soda; mix well. Stir in oats until well combined. Stir candy pieces into dough.Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto sprayed cookie sheets.Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets.

yield 3 dozen cookies