Chocolate Lovers Unite!
Today is International Chocolate Day. That’s right, chocolate. I feel like Augustus Gloop in front of the chocolate river. An entire day dedicated to all the chocolate you can devour without that guilt-inducing glare from your health physician (or look of glee from your dentist). Chocolate cakes, chocolate ice creams, fudge, brownies, truffles, chocolate bars, chocolate syrup, the ever versatile chocolate chips, dark chocolate, light chocolate, chocolate covered almonds, cherries, pretzels, chocolate…chocolate… chocolate!!!
I’ll pause while you wipe the drool from your keyboard…
What can’t be made better with chocolate? Nothing that I’ve come across. Ok, maybe eggs or broccoli, but still, most things are better with chocolate. Even those tough situations that life throws at us can either be resolved, or at the least put on hold with chocolate. Had an argument with your bestie? Smooth things over with some decadent chocolate ice cream. Craving a treat on your new diet? Try a chocolate meringue. Missed a birthday? Nothing says “I didn’t truly forget” like a chocolate cake! There’s something about the aroma of baking chocolate that can invigorate any kitchen and brighten any mood.
Blair Nightingale, faced with desperate challenges, discovers the power of baking in Chocolicious by Geraldine Solon. When Blair is overwhelmed by all the challenges she faces, she seeks comfort in baking rich, filled, three-layered chocolate cupcakes that her grandmother once taught her, and soon Blair's life is changed forever.
Hope you enjoy your day of chocolate!
Posted by Tracye Wilhelm