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Chocolate Crepes Recipe Perfect for Sunday Brunch

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 11, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
chocolate crepes

One of my favorite breakfast and brunch foods is chocolate crepes. Crepes are very thin pancakes. A crepe batter doesn’t have a raising agent in it like pancake batter does, so crepes are thin and flat not thick and fluffy. Crepes are popular in France, making it a fancy brunch food to make on Valentine’s […]

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Hot Cocoa Recipe for Halloween Fun

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 21, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
hot cocoa

If you’re looking for a tasty easy hot cocoa recipe for Halloween for the kids (of any age) that will be a big hit throughout the whole month of October, this Spooky Hot Cocoa is it! Who doesn’t love hot chocolate? I mean really… who? It’s the perfect fall and winter drink, and by adding […]

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Cake Mix Muffins – Cherry Almond Chocolate Muffins

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 16, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
cake mix muffins

Cake mix muffins are one of my favorite ways to make muffins. Since I usually have cake mix in my pantry, it’s just more convenient. Cakes are higher in sugar and liquids and lower in fat so cake mix muffins will have a much lighter, fluffier texture than the traditional muffin batter. Muffins are more […]

Me Time with OREO Chocolate King Size Candy Bars

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 19, 2018 | Categories: Deals
Me time

This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I try to take time every day for myself. Giving yourself me time every day, if possible, is essential for your overall well being. You have to take care of […]

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Tim Tam Biscuits for Santa + 2 for $5 at Publix Deal

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 14, 2017 | Categories: Food
Tim Tam 2 for $5 at Publix and leave Tim Tam Biscuits out for Santa on Christmas Eve

This post has been compensated by Pepperidge Farm. All opinions are mine alone. Can you believe the holiday season is here? It is my favorite time of year. From Christmas songs to decorating the tree, to holiday gift shopping and eating all the wonderful goodies that are in abundance around the holidays… what’s not to […]

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Brownies with American Heritage Chocolate

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 13, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Brownies with American Heritage Chocolate

This post was sponsored by American Heritage Chocolate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. I know it almost sounds cliche to say I love chocolate, but it is true… chocolate is one of my great loves. About two years ago I tried American Heritage […]

All About Chocolate – Brownie Recipes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 5, 2015 | Categories: Chocolate, Food

This delicious chocolate dream-filled brownie post is a sponsored post. All opinions of every yummy brownie is 100% my own. With Valentine’s Day in February, it makes it a great month for chocolate. I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t appreciate chocolate. Although I love chocolate, my absolute favorite way of eating chocolate is […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Chocolate Ganache Topping

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 14, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Chocolate, Desserts, Food, Recipes

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Okay, I know there are a few people out there that for reasons beyond my understanding don’t, but I know most of you, like me, love chocolate. Sweet, rich, decadent goodness. Sigh. And I don’t know many people, especially children, that don’t love chocolate chip cookies. I know, right? I have […]

Homemade Gooey Chocolate Brownies with American Heritage Chocolate #sponsored #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 18, 2013 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Chocolate, Food, Recipes

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for American Heritage Chocolate. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. To say I’m a chocolate lover would really not accurately describe my adoration of chocolate. I do adore chocolate. Simply adore […]

The Road from Seed to Wrapper – The Cacao to Chocolate Story

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 12, 2012 | Categories: Food, Guest Posts, Information

Guest Post Real, melt in your mouth, delicious chocolate is actually made from the seeds of a fruit, the Cacao fruit, that comes from the cacao tree, scientifically known as the Theobroma cacao. The small cacao tree is found mainly in the plantations and forests in and around South and Central America, but also in […]