8 Snack Ideas for Winter Cravings

I don’t know about you, but I crave snack foods in the winter and I do indulge from time to time. I’ve also learned that not every snack has to be bad for you. Whenever possible, I like to choose healthier snacks such as dried fruits and popcorn. Here are my favorite choices when those winter cravings strike:
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Saint Patrick’s Day Dessert Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to Saint Patrick’s Day. I love wearing green, eating corned beef and cabbage, and drinking a pint of green beer. I love to show my support for my Irish friends! Another fun way that I like to celebrate is to serve up special St. Patrick’s Day desserts and share them with everyone I know. Here are some of my favorite ideas that will help you take your favorite dessert recipes and turn them into something extra special for Saint Patrick’s Day.
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5 Ways to Spice Up Hot Chocolate

I love to drink hot chocolate on a cold day. Whether I just spent a few hours shoveling snow, or coming in from sledding, I know that hot chocolate is just what I need to warm up! Even though I absolutely adore regular hot chocolate (either milk chocolate or dark chocolate, I’m not picky), sometimes I’m craving a little something extra. Here are some things I do from time to time to help make my cup of hot chocolate more interesting.
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How to Pair Wine With Chocolate

One thing I’ve discovered is that wine and chocolate are the perfect companions, but only if you do it right. When you bite into a piece of dark chocolate, but sip a wine that is a little too bitter for the chocolate both end up tasting bad! When the pairing is correct, though, it is pure heaven.
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