Tag Archives: chocolate

Gram of Tweet

Twitter is still my favorite social media site. I’ve noticed that a lot of my friends are now using Instagram. I get frustrated when I see them tweet an Instagram link, rather post their photo to both sites. Valley Fig Growers … Continue reading

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Ready for Twenty Figteen

  When the sales clerk at Dollywood finished wrapping my purchase, it looked like a burrito or sub sandwich. In fact, it was a jar of Fig Spread. My wife spotted the product as I was reading the ingredients on … Continue reading

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Top-Notch Mallow

 If Frank Jr. is lucky, there will still be a homemade scotchmallow or two left when he visits for Thanksgiving. My wife and I have every intention of saving some for him but the temptation to eat them could be … Continue reading

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Fine and Mallow

Because KLOS is only a tenth of a mile away from a See’s Candies factory on La Cienega Boulevard, the wonderful aroma of chocolate would often greet me when I arrived at work at the radio station. The closer it was to a holiday, … Continue reading

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Hamptoween

 A nice surprise arrived just in time for Halloween. In appreciation for her visit last week, our friend Nancy sent a thank-you gift to my wife and me. She was obviously paying attention to what we liked during dinner and … Continue reading

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Sage of Fire

At first, it seemed like there was no way to light the candles on my son’s birthday cake. Fortunately, my kids used a bit of ingenuity when they realized that my son had no matches or lighters in his apartment. … Continue reading

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Concrete Evidence

The relatively new Shake Shack in Washington drew us in. My wife and I were headed toward the Spy Museum last week when we changed plans and walked in to the adjacent Shake Shack instead. At least two concretes on the … Continue reading

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Chipped Beef

There was no way I could not order the most unusual item on the menu at The Pub & Restaurant in Gettysburg. Their Black & Bleu Burger consists of ground beef mixed with chocolate morsels, topped with a bleu cheese … Continue reading

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The Pig Dipper

Knoxville’s own cupcake warriors posted an enticing picture on Facebook on Saturday. For Father’s Day, Nathan and Kathleen Robinson of Scrumps Cupcakes were selling bacon covered with Ghirardelli dark chocolate. I shared the photo and wrote that I drooled on … Continue reading

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Go Peep

The winning entry in this year’s Washington Post Peeps diorama contest is very clever. The Peeps are having a funeral for their friend, the Twinkie. Other Hostess cakes are buried in the churchyard outside. While the Post displays Peeps as … Continue reading

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Sticking Point

Students from the UT Culinary Institute served S’mores on a Stick at the Women Today Expo over the weekend. Each marshmallow was hand-dipped in chocolate, then rolled in graham cracker crumbs. The confections were served in plastic cups with bits … Continue reading

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French? Italian? German! Spanish!

There were two exotic chocolate treats in my Christmas stocking this year. One came from Germany, the other from Spain. Santa remembered that I love the taste of marzipan. I received a package of Schulte Feingebäck fruit-filled Dominosteine, made in Germany. … Continue reading

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Captain Cookie

Kitchen renovations kept my friend Todd and his wife Donna from hosting their annual Cookie Day last year. The party returned this year and it was better than ever, thanks to the more open floor plan in their kitchen. Here … Continue reading

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Chocolate Reign

Vinnie, one of the receipt checkers at Sam’s Club, asked for a favor. It turned out to be easy and enjoyable to do. I went shopping for chocolate. Joy Hamlett and her husband own Bradley’s, a chocolate shop that expanded to … Continue reading

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