Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I found the most amazing Hot Cocoa recipe, almost as good as Burdick's in Boston.

Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate
Yield: 4 servings

* 4 ounce(s) 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
* 1 cup(s) half-and-half
* 1 tablespoon(s) amaretto (almond liqueur)
* 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup(s) whipped cream

In saucepan over low heat, bring chocolate and half-and-half to simmer, whisking constantly. Simmer 1 minute or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat; whisk in liqueur and vanilla.

Pour into four 1/2-cup demitasse or coffee cups. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons whipped cream; dust with Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa (if desired). Serve immediately.

Tip: Instead of amaretto, use 1 tablespoon hazelnut, coffee or orange liqueur or peppermint schnapps, or 1/2 teaspoon almond or peppermint extract.

I used the almond extract instead of the amaretto, I'm excited to see how the mint would taste

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Messenger Bag

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Marinated Baked Pork Chops

I decided to try a new recipe for pork chops last night and it was amazing! The sauce is just enough for about 3 pork chops, not 6 like the directions say. I put in a little finely diced onion too. The left over sauce was perfect to put on top of rice.


* 1 tablespoon soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1 teaspoon lemon juice
* 2 tablespoons brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons ketchup
* 6 pork chops, trimmed


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a small bowl, thoroughly blend soy sauce, vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, and ketchup.
3. Place pork chops in a medium baking dish, and spread with 1/2 the sauce.
4. Bake pork chops 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Turn, and spread with remaining sauce. Continue baking 30 minutes, or until internal temperature of the chops has reached 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

New Blog

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