He gazed into her dark brown eyes, transfixed by her mesmerizing stare, melting suddenly into deep pools of infinite desire. “What do you want from me?” he huskily breathed. “Chocolate, chocolate!” she gasped, collapsing into the sheets, burrowing her head into pillows of eiderdown and ticking, now stained with hot, wet tears…
Whew! Turn down the heat. Am I writing for the newspaper or Harlequin Romance? I always get carried away before Valentine’s Day, turning into a swooning, hopeless romantic craving pink roses, lacy valentines, sparkling champagne and, most certainly, chocolate.
I should, however, name these chocolate truffles “Reality Bites”. I taste a piece of chocolate before sprinkling it with raspberry sugar and chopped nuts, regarding my chocolate-stained nails set off by a frayed sweater cuff.
I reflect I should be cleaning my jumbled house instead of dipping chocolate.Oh well. Eating bits of chocolate always casts a rosy rainbow around reality.
To decorate my truffles, I purchased raspberry flavored sugar and combined it with chopped pecans. Other interesting toppings that could be used for truffles, such as flavored sugars, interesting salts, cocoa powder, expresso crumbles and the like. Shredded coconut and chopped pistachios would be delicious toppings, as well. Got a totally different twist, check our my recipe for Bacon and Chocolate Truffles.
To save time, it is not essential to dip and coat the chocolate truffles with additional chocolate. Skip steps 4 & 5 and roll the truffles in your desired topping.
Fantasize fillet mignon enrobed in a buttery bordelaise sauce, snuggled up to truffled mashed potatoes, followed by a triple chocolate torte decorated with candy hearts for Valentine’s Day. Romantic,yes? Wouldn’t a meal such as this light the fire for an evening d’amour with my hubby? Not unless said romantic evening means staggering from the table, … Full recipe post »
Butter up your Valentine with these savory recipe ideas and easy sweet treats. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries ♥ Chocolate Truffles ♥ Chocolate Rum Mousse ♥ Classic Chocolate Soufflé♥ Filet Mignon with Cranberry-Zinfandel Sauce ♥ Filet Mignon with Mushroom-Red Wine Sauce ♥ Grilled Duck with Cherry Sauce ♥ Grilled Tuna with Avocado Wasabi Purée ♥ Sherried Scallops over Spaghetti Squash ♥ Mussels with Chorizo … Full recipe post »
Hi there! I'm Peggy Lampman -
Food writer by trade, curious cook by design.
The past 30 years have witnessed a raucous race from my professional to
home kitchen - persnickety customers, petulant children and piles of dirty dishes
lie in my wake. A scary ride, indeed, but I survived. And the dinnerFeeds - well - they
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