While chocolate sales hit a peak on Valentine's Day, this delicious ingredient is great any time of year-and not just as dessert. Whether you're sipping a mug of hot chocolate in the dead of winter, enjoying chocolate ice cream under the sweltering summer sun, or sitting down to a savory dinner of braised beef, chocolate knows no bounds. And if you really need another reason to consume, research has shown that dark chocolate contains antioxidants; who doesn't want to slow down the aging process, even by just a little bit? Incorporate chocolate into your cooking repertoire by using these recipes and tips to create some familiar-and unfamiliar-dishes.
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Is It Really Chocolate?
Technically, white chocolate is not chocolate since it lacks cocoa liquor, finely ground cocoa beans that give chocolate its color and intense smell and taste. If you plan to cook with whiteRead More »from 22 Delicious Chocolate Recipes