Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tabasco Flavored Chocolate

Who loves spicy food?  And who loves chocolate?  And who loves a little combination of both?  If you are like me and your answers are Yes, Yes, and Yes, keep on reading!  

There is such a thing out there as Tabasco Spicy Chocolate and you need to try this interesting combo!  To the human eye, this chocolate looks like traditional dark chocolate.  But the human taste buds know this is definitely not the case.  This chocolate does throw you for a loop though! 

Pop it in your mouth and it tastes like a delicious, decadent, crunchy chocolate morsel which gives you that warm feeling in your tummy upon consumption.  But keep chewing because looks are absolutely deceiving! 

By the 18th bite, the spicy kick appears and keeps getting hotter and hotter as you continue chewing.  When you finally swallow, your mouth is wide awake and spiced up!  The aftertaste lasts for a few moments after you are done.  It tastes as though you just added some actual Tabasco sauce on your scrambled eggs at the crack of dawn.  It is such a surprising experience that is definitely not expected.  

It's a fun adventure that you definitely need to try!  Fill your Easter basket with the gift of a spicy kick from Itsugar.  Order it here asap!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chocolate Dessert Cocktail

Happy Thirsty Thursday!  What a long week!  Tonight we're making the Chocolate Dessert Cocktail.  Scrumptious huh?  Well here's what you need to know:
4 Oz Chocolate Liquor 
2 Oz Vanilla Vodka
Splash of Half and Half
Chocolate Syrup
Mini Chocolate-covered Pretzels
Chocolate Shavings


Place chocolate liquor, vanilla vodka, and half and half with ice in a martini shaker and shake, shake, shake!  Drizzle chocolate syrup in martini glass.  Pour liquid into glass and top with chocolate shavings and a chocolate covered pretzel on the rim. 
This decadently rich drink is the perfect dessert after a delicious meal.  Cheers to drinking chocolate and not chewing it!  Chocolate makes anything better.  Thanks to for this lovely recipe! 
Bottom photo courtesy of

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Daffodil Candy Cups

Spring has officially sprung!  Time to say goodbye to the snow, rain, and cold winter nights.  Please join me in welcoming Spring by making these sweet Daffodil Candy Cups!  Celebrate new life and sweet candy all at once.

This adorable idea was brought to us by Martha Stewart, and we all know how crafty and wonderful all of her ideas are.  This is the perfect afternoon craft and can be done by anyone and it takes just minutes to complete this precious sweet craft.  Your kids will love it!

What you need:
Colorful scrapbook paper (Michael's has tons to choose from)
Colorful baking cups
Jelly Beans

What you do with what you need:
*Cut paper into the shape of a Daffodil by using the photos for your guide.  It doesn't have to be perfect!  Make it any size you want.  

*Place a baking cup in the center of the flower and tape to the paper.  

*Sort Jelly Beans and place all of the orange and yellow beans to the side.  Group the appropriate colors together in their individual bowls.  Place a handful of orange jelly beans in a baking cup, and then do the same for the yellow.  

*Repeat until you've made as many flowers as you'd like!  

*Place all over the house to welcome Spring in the brightest and cutest way around!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thin Mint Martini

Happy Thirsty Thursday!  You've all seen those Girl Scouts selling cookies these last few weeks, and if you are the unlucky individual that unfortunately did not have cash on you, we're bringing the Girl Scout to you this week by making Thin Mint Martinis!  You'll love this chocolate and minty creation because it's delicious and extremely fitting for St. Patrick's Day coming up this weekend!


2 oz. De Kuyper's Creme de Menthe
2 oz. White Creme de Cacao
2 oz. Half and Half
1/4 c. Chocolate Chips
Crushed Thin Mints
Junior Mints


Rim martini glass with crushed Thin Mints
Put chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave and stir every 15-30 seconds until melted
Pour chocolate into a piping bag
Pipe chocolate in approximately 20 lines throughout martini glass, starting from the bottom of the glass and working your way up
Let chocolate harden for a few minutes
Mix all liquid ingredients into martini shaker filled with ice and shake, shake, shake
Pour into glass and garnish with Junior Mints on a toothpick

It's almost a spiked Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream melted in liquid form!  Show off the Irish in you by providing all of your friends with this amazing drink!  Thanks to Grin and Bake It for this amazing idea and mouthwatering photo.  Hope you all have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!  

Monday, March 12, 2012

Easy Pot O' Gold Candy Craft

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner.  That means rainbows, pots of gold, leprechauns, and green are heading your way.  If you haven't already picked out that perfect green outfit for the big day, time is running out!  Act fast or else you will be pinched!  

Bring the Irish out of you and all of your favorite leprechauns by making this simple and adorable craft that I found online!  It's especially a perfect go to craft on a rainy day, because you will really feel like you are in rainy Ireland!  

What you need:

Rainbow Twizzlers
Gold Coins
Clear Goodie Bag 
Construction Paper


Sort the Twizzlers into a rainbow form, you know, red, orange, yellow, green, and blue
Place 5-7 gold coins in the bottom of the goodie bag
Place the sorted rainbow into the bag and make sure it's in correct rainbow order!
Use a rubber band or stapler to seal the bag shut
Cut out any shape and color of construction paper to glue on top of the bag, a four leaf clover shape would be super cute!
Write or print whatever creative saying you'd like such as "I love you like a leprechaun loves its gold" or "You shine as bright as a pot o' gold

Have fun!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!