A Tribute to Chocolate

In retrospect, I should have posted this yesterday… on Fat Tuesday. Oh well.

Today kicks off the lenten season for several Christians across the world. Some people, especially Catholics, abstain from certain items of luxury during this time in order to reflect and refocus. My mom grew up Catholic and jokes that she would eagerly give up bologna during lent. What a struggle. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  In all honesty, though,ย  I’m really horrible at this whole sacrificing thing, too.

This year, Robert and I decided to stop eating chocolate. I was particularly delusional one evening and suggested we give up sweets all together, but after about ten seconds of deliberation, we quickly decided it would be better to start small. ๐Ÿ˜‰ As a result, I thought it would be appropriate to listย  some of my favorite chocolate recipes that I have posted.

Finally, I want to point out that in no way do we believe we are saving the world by abstaining from eating chocolate. It’s just a small challenge we are setting forth for ourselves. As with all things, I think the golden rule along with everyone minding their own business can solve a lot of the world’s problems.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Wednesday, everyone. See you soon, my dearest of all food loves.

Chocolate Ganache Brownies

Nana’s Chocolate Chip Frosting

Ho Ho Cake

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

Dark Chocolate Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Double Chocolate Cookies

Buckeye Cupcakes

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

6 Comments Add yours

  1. megan says:

    i used to spend a lot of time figuring out what to ‘give up’ ahh the mental exercises of a 12 year old when trying to avoid discomfort …..we had to declare in school what we gave up so no “im giving up dish washing, etc .

    BUT to your last point…… i will never stop minding your business….as i have always maintained..why should i mind my own business when minding yours is so much more interesting : )))

    1. Lolly says:

      Oh mom- that is why we call you tippy

  2. khaki says:

    aw man…you must have been channeling me last night…I have been limping along at weight watchers the past 6 weeks and i believe in denial about managing a healthy weight and keeping copius aounts of chocolate around the house. I think dear neice I will join you on this journey……(did I mention I am doing a 3 day candy/chocolate making class starting this Friday,oy vay).

    1. Lolly says:

      Girrrrrllll – I too think I can live with lots of treats in the house. It’s a slippery slope. Trying to get ready for a week of skiing aint easy! Can’t wait to hear about your class ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. All of these links do look delicious! I definitely love my chocolate, however I think that there are enough of an array of flavors out there that abstinence would not be that difficult. However, you may end up with another addiction in its place.
    I look forward to seeing some non-chocolate creations from you!

  4. You are as brave as you are a baker – best of luck for the season and I can’t wait to see the goodies you bake up when it finishes ๐Ÿ™‚
    And I am very glad though you are not abstaining from sweets altogether!!!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: 5 Min Wrap Pizza (not sweet :D)

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