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Barbie Van Horn
Wife, Mom, Friend, Chocolate Blogger & Enthusiast
Wife, Mom, Friend, Chocolate Blogger & Enthusiast
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Chocolate Adventures in Amsterdam
Drinking chocolate at Chocolatl in Amsterdam  I just returned from a great chocolate adventure in Amsterdam... First, if you go to Amsterdam you must see the train station at night.  It has nothing to do with chocolate but the twinkling lights on the roofto...

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Map Chocolate Galore
Map Chocolate bars A few weeks ago, as a result of a contest by The Sassy Cupcake , I received a box of Map Chocolate . Each small batch crafted bar beautifully hand wrapped in a different paper, some maps, some with an interesting motif that echoes the bar...

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Tasting Cacao Sampaka La Joya Chocolate Bar Review
Trying out a new style of video and post, let me know what you think. The Cacao Sampaka La Joya bar.

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Top 5 Tips for Navigating a Big Chocolate Event
The season of chocolate fests, salons, and events is in full swing.  Here are my top five tips for navigating/surviving with your wits and palate in tact. 1. Plan to meet up with people you don't want to miss well ahead the event. 2. Schedule classes and pr...

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Molé Chocolate Coconut Nice Cream - Dairy Free
The last Molé Monday post! Molé Chocolate Coconut Nice Cream Recipe. Dairy Free Ice Cream!!  Bonus...gluten free too! Add 2 Tablespoons Mole spice to 1/2 cup coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and strain to remove large spice pieces. Add 1...

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Mole Spiced Chocolate Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
Mole Monday.  When Becca from Indi Chocolate challenged me to a six week friendly competition I thought it would be a hoot and I quickly accepted. Each week we would post a recipe for something made with Indi Chocolate Mole Spice Rub.  Six recipes, no sweat...

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Tips for Tasting One Hundred Percent Chocolate
100% One hundred percent chocolate.  Chocolate with no sugar added.  The experience can be intense and if you aren't careful you might be turned off to a beautiful experience. Here are my top tips for tasting 100% chocolate:

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Flaming Molé Cherry Jubilee Recipe and Video
For the Molé Madness challenge I need to come up with a new recipe each week using Indi Chocolate Molé Rub . Last week Becca won big time by using molé bacon in her recipe!  This week I'm upping my game with fire.  Who doesn't like a big flaming pan of cher...
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