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    I love chocolate. You probably love chocolate. I don’t quite trust anyone who claims to dislike chocolate. I worked in a chocolate shop in college, and people would ask me if I got sick of it; nope, it had the opposite effect. I liked it more, in more forms, than I had before.

    This recipe sounds as amazing as anything the accomplished chocolatier who owned the shop could cook up; it uses five kinds of chocolate. That's right, five. Don't panic, though; you probably have everything in your pantry to make it right now, and if not, you can find it in under 10 minutes at the grocery store. It takes exactly four steps to prepare, and can be made in under 15 minutes. If you use a disposable pan, cleanup is easier (even easier if you lick the bowl, not that we line up for the privilege in my house).

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    Hi, moms! Your Crock-Pot meals have been pretty good, for the most part. But there's a reason why that string bean and beef stew you served the other night made me (and your toddler too, I'm sure) throw everything from the table onto the floor. I didn't deserve a "time-out" for that. It's not my fault those string beans were so ... stringy. That the beef was ... too beefy? Chewy? I don't pretend to know enough about fine cuisine to tell you exactly what was wrong with it -- but I can tell you how to fix your mistake.

    Put away your slow cooker and make things even easier on yourself by serving this genius meal guaranteed to get any child eating: Chocolate Chip Waffle Lasagna With Medley of Cheerios. Doesn't that sound super yummy?! Read on for the easy peezy recipe.

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    As cool a First Lady as she seems, if you were a pastry chef with a flair for French baking -- think lots of cream and butter and tasty "bad stuff" -- creating magical desserts for uber health-conscious Michelle Obama might not be the ideal job for you. After serving as executive White House pastry chef since he was hired by Laura Bush in 2007, Bill Yosses is stepping down from his position, and everyone -- including Bill -- blames Michelle for his career change.

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    Mmm, mmm, mmm. If you really want to impress the crowd at your next dinner party without putting a lot of time and effort into dessert, then you should definitely give this Dark Chocolate Mousse recipe from Bobby Flay for Food Network a shot.

    Because you can prepare it ahead of time and serve when your guests are ready, it allows you more time to enjoy lively conversation with your friends.

    But when you bring this delectable treat out of the kitchen -- everyone will assume you slaved all day to make this restaurant-worthy goblet of goodness.

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    These are unfortunate times to grow up loving sweet stuff. The World Health Organization just popped a lot of our (candy) bubbles when it recently released a study stating only 5 percent of our calories should come from sugar. That's waaay easier to say than do if you're like me and your number one favorite snack in the world is chocolate-covered strawberries dipped in (heavily sweetened) vanilla yogurt. No fair.

    But a fact is a fact. And rather than fight it and risk all of the health consequences involved with overdosing on sugar -- diabetes and obesity, for example -- we can embrace some of the sweet alternatives out there. Lucky for us, one of these sugar substitutes is healthy, not saccharine-sweet, and can be used in more delish recipes than you would believe. I speak of everyone's latest and greatest favorite sweetener: agave.

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    With spring just a few days away, it seems like we should be breaking out the barbecue and abandoning our favorite winter comfort foods. But not so fast! There's still a chill in the air, which is a good thing, because it means we have the perfect excuse to try this amazing, sumptuous recipe for Slow Cooker Coconut Hot Chocolate.

    Yes, you heard that right. Your Crock-Pot truly is the magical cooking tool that keeps giving. You probably already know how to whip up a mean beef stew in your slow cooker, but the rich flavors in hot, tasty beverages like this one are only intensified when you let them sit on low for a few hours. Mmmm ... kinda makes you yearn for a longer winter, doesn't it?

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    Who here loves chocolate milk? I do! If you love the stuff, you probably have a strong opinion about what it should taste like, how thick it should be, how chocolatey, and how sweet. We gathered together 10 different chocolate milks, including skim, sugar-free, organic, artisan, and that stuff with a bunny on it for a CafeMom staff taste test. Which was the favorite? Which one came in dead last? The answers sure surprised me. 

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    Sure, eating corned beef and cabbage is a traditional way to mark St. Patrick's Day, but if you're more of a sweet tooth person, you might be psyched about busting out a different kind of Irish treat ... Baileys Irish Cream! The whiskey- and cream-based liqueur is the perfect addition to tons of decadent dessert recipes. 

    For instance, this chocolate pie from LifeLoveandSugar.com features a graham cracker crust, chocolate ganache, chocolate pudding-esque filling, and chocolate whipped cream. Perfect for St. Patty's, yes, but I'm thinking just about any day you bake this baby up will be a lucky one!

    Check it out ...

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    A classic yellow cake with chocolate frosting or vanilla frosting or any kind of frosting is a favorite dessert for a reason. It's really yummy! But sometimes it can be hard to get that fluffy, delicious goodness from scratch, so you immediately go to the boxed stuff. That's all well and good, but why not try making one for yourself since you probably have all the ingredients already?

    This yellow cake recipe with chocolate sour cream frosting from Smitten Kitchen is one of the best we've tried. The buttermilk gives it a smooth, rich texture, and if you don't like the idea of sour cream frosting, just use your favorite chocolate frosting to top this decadent cake off. You'll never go back to the boxed stuff again!

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    It's pretty incredible how, at least for those of us who don't live in typically sunny climes, pretty much 99 percent of conversations dovetail into, "I can't believe how cold it is!" and "When is it gonna end?!" and "I hate winter OMG!" and "Life will be so much better when spring hits!" Considering how long this winter has felt, there's no better way to drown your cold day sorrows than with some good comfort food. And this recipe for warm chocolate puddings from Martha Stewart is quick and easy and should definitely do the trick.

    All these ingredients you should already have at home. It's easy peasy and such a nice change from the boxed pudding stuff. Your family will eat it up, and soon your winter blues will be quickly blown away and forgotten. Well maybe. It's just way too cold out there!

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