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Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 10/4/2011 6:31 AM EDT
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issue of "Good HouseKeeping" Magazine.  it had  an article entitled "How to say No to Chocolate".  Who would want to???  It said something to the fact of saving calories.  I think I will save my calories some other way!!!!!!!
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Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 10/4/2011 8:05 AM EDT
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I do what Nikki does, stock up on marked down goodies after the holidays. When the kids were in grade school I would stock up on the snack size treats because they were only available for Halloween. I would buy small packs of pretzel sticks (I think they cost 2 cents a pack), witches brooms (banana flavored taffy) BB Bats etc. & they would get one of the treats 2 or 3 times a week.  We would decorate gingerbread houses (small ones) with smarties etc.

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 10/4/2011 8:06 AM EDT
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Dark chocolate is my favorite.  When it comes to chocolate - just know when to draw the line.

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 10/4/2011 10:12 AM EDT
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What no chocolate I need my choc fix at least once a week

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 10/4/2011 10:37 AM EDT
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Dark chocolate, I've heard that this is actually good for us.  In moderation, of course.

And, yes, I've known people who don't like chocolate.  They're in the minority, though.

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 10/5/2011 8:50 AM EDT
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I have chocolate - lots of chocolate - maybe too much chocolate in my freezer Tongue out

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 10/5/2011 9:42 AM EDT
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Nancy, there is no such thing as having to much chocolate! 

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 10/5/2011 10:19 AM EDT
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Chocolate in your freezer?  Doesn't it get funny looking there?  Chocolate is meant to be used in baking and making candy, or better yet, eating!

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I have chocolate - lots of chocolate - maybe too much chocolate in my freezer
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Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 10/5/2011 12:50 PM EDT
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Hey Nikki and Jean .......... I HAVE to have LOTS of chocolate morsels in my freezer.   It makes me feel safe Tongue out

AND this morning - lol - I was stirring up a batch of chocolate morsel peanut butter cookies (great stuff) and I found I was using my very last bag of milk chocolate morsels.   Oh, my goodness!!    Back to Walmart this afternoon.  Last night I bought only butterscotch and dark.

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 12/6/2011 7:08 PM EST
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GRANA  here;
Why would  I  or anybody want to say NO  to chocolate?
If itis to save calories; walk or do other exercise
 If it's to save money; eat less but to not  eat it at all  is unthinkable
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Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 12/6/2011 9:46 PM EST
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No to Chocolate!! I can not imagine doing that!  I did let my subscription lapse and now I think that may not have been a bad thing! Although if we can get the rest of the country to abstain from chocolate for a while that may cause prices to decline for a brief moment then we can sneak in and buy a lot at lower prices.  How does that sound?
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Nikki:  Sounds like a great idea!!!!!!!

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 12/6/2011 9:48 PM EST
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I could not say NO to chocolate----unthinkable!!!!!!!

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 12/6/2011 10:13 PM EST
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'Way back in Ocbober  Jean M asked me about freezing chocolate - "Chocolate in your freezer? Doesn't it get funny looking there? Chocolate is meant to be used in baking and making candy, or better yet, eating!"
Yes Jean - I freeze chocolate all the time.  My freezer is stuffed with all sorts of chocolate chips.  It works very, very well.  I don't have any trouble with the funny whitish stuff.   If a chocolate does change colors because of some temp change, when it's baked the color goes back.

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 12/7/2011 2:19 PM EST
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I also freeze chocolate...as a matter of fact there is probably more chocolate than real food in my freezer.
Best time to buy is after a holiday.  Once it is baked or melted you never know if it was a heart, a santa or an egg.

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 12/7/2011 6:12 PM EST
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Nikki - did you ever chop up a chocolate egg (or anything) to make your own chocolate chips?

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 12/7/2011 9:45 PM EST
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When I buy morsels, I put the whole bag in a glass jar (quart canning or old glass Miracle Whip) & date the lid, then store on shelves in the basement. I have never had a bag turn (the basement does not get hot in the summer so the temp is pretty much the same all year & the shelf system is in the dark unless I turn the light on by it (I have my cookie cutters, cookie gun, special Wilton pans etc. stored there). I do store extra nuts in the freezer.

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 12/17/2011 1:27 PM EST
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Nikki - did you ever chop up a chocolate egg (or anything) to make your own chocolate chips?
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I do chop chocolate to use in recipes where the chocolate is melted and I have used chopped chocolate in cookies.  Works very well.  But if you want the chocolate to retain the "chip" shape you better use the chocolate chips as they are made to retain the chip shape.
I have also made the chocolate that I chopped into a darker chocolate by adding 3 Tablespoons of dark cocoa and 1 tablespoon of butter for each ounce of chocolate I want. So if the recipe calls for 12 ounces of semi sweet I would use 8 ounces of miscellaneous chocolate and 12 Tablespoons of dark cocoa and 4 Tablespoons of butter that all gets melted together. I stir it together until smooth and continue with the recipe.  If I need chips or chunks I have been known to do the same thing allow it to set up in a pan then chip it after it sets up. (This is rare because I ALWAYS have chips on hand.)

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 12/17/2011 8:13 PM EST
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Thanks for the information, Nikki.   All the stuff I learn on this site is amazing.

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 12/18/2011 2:17 AM EST
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Some brands are better than others

Re: NO CHOCOLATE?

posted at 12/18/2011 7:59 AM EST
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I love dark chocolate.  I'd rather give some thing else up.
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