Heath Pieces

North Carolina has a great chain of drive-thru restaurants, Cook-Out, that feature an elaborate variety of milkshakes. I like Heath bar bits in my Cook-Out milkshakes, so I jumped at the chance to buy these Heath Pieces when I saw them on the shelf. Heath Pieces are another extension of the Hershey’s Pieces line. For…

Chocolate Melting Instructions

Yesterday, I shared a link to chocolate expert Alice Medrich’s essential chocolate tips. The Kitchn also ran a post in which she shared the best way to melt chocolate for a recipe. Instead of futzing with a double boiler, you can just put a heatproof bowl in a pan of simmering water. This allows you…

Essential Chocolate Tips from Alice Medrich

Alice Medrich is a chocolate expert and author of several chocolate books. The Kitchn has a post where Alice Medrich gives her essential chocolate tips. Did you know that its best to not use chocolate chips when a recipe calls for melted chocolate? Instead, you should chop up a chocolate bar because chocolate tips have…

Gingerbread M&M’s

I love gingerbread and gingerbread cookies. When The Impulsive Buy posted photos of Gingerbread M&M’s and Gingerbread Twix, I went hunting for them both at my local Walmart. Alas, I was only able to find the M&M’s; no Twix. Though the Gingerbread M&M’s were not explicitly packaged with a “limited edition” tag, Red is wearing a Santa…