Foodie Friday: Chocolate-Covered Fortune Cookies

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Chocolate-covered fortune cookies: sweeter fortunes! I couldn't pass these up. They taste like you would imagine; the chocolate enhances the natural sweetness of the fortune cookie. The ones I tried came in two flavors: milk chocolate and white chocolate. (I'm not really a fan of the latter, though.) It's a lovely dessert treat. You get the yumminess of chocolate and still get to read a fortune! Fun fact: My preference for fortune cookies goes way back. See the bottom of the right-side … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Green Tea Oreos

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Green tea Oreos: chocolate sandwich cookies with green tea cream Now this is what I'm talking about! If you remember, I was trying out a green tea version of a well-known candy a while back: green tea Kit-Kats. My verdict? Dissatisfied. That's because I was yearning for chocolate in the mix. Well, I've finally found the right combination. It's got the chocolateness of Oreos, along with a delicious green tea middle. Do I split the cookie? Eat the middle first and then the rest? Nope, I'm more … [Read more...]

Caring through Chocolate

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"In being kind to others, you will receive kindness back." Sometimes you've gotta find innovative ways to help people. I've been through my fair share of fundraisers, showcasing expensive kitchen gadgets, fancy wrapping paper, and decadent foodstuffs (although my hubby said he grew up peddling oranges to raise money). How did organizers in Licking County (great name, by the way) assist seniors? By creating a chocolate festival. Proceeds helped residents aged 60 and over to pay off … [Read more...]

It’s All About the Food

Sihk Chat Gam Sihk: eat and drink as much as you canIt is believed that seven days after a man dies, his ghost returns to visit his kin.  On that day, ritual ceremonies are performed by a monk ("jouh chat").  The routine repeats on each subsequent seven-day cycle until the 49th day when family and friends gather together and eat a vegetarian meal of seven dishes.  They can eat and drink as much as possible without paying.  This is known as Sihk Chat Gam Sihk.  During our recent trip to … [Read more...]

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