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Posts tagged ‘chocolate chip’
Posted: July 29th, 2013
Chocolate Cake Slice with RaspberriesApparently it was yesterday, July 28, and I still don’t know how I missed it. I must celebrate today.

There seem to be a lot of national chocolate days, according to the website Gone-ta-pott.

Since I’ve blown my chance to holiday on chocolate  until August, I want to make sure all my chocoholic friends know that there are countless lists of chocolate holidays from assorted websites including Punchbowl.com and the National Confectioners Association.
Here are some of the holidays to relish, but I think there are many more:
  • National Chocolate Chip Day – Aug. 4 (This one is also celebrated again in May — I think it is a biannual event!)
  • National S’mores Day – Aug 10
  • International Chocolate Day – Sept. 13
  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day - Sept. 12 
  • National White Chocolate Day - Sept. 22
  • National Chocolate Day - Oct. 28
  • National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day - Nov. 7
  • National Chocolate Covered Anything Day – Dec. 16
  • National Chocolate Day - Dec. 28
  • National Chocolate Day – Dec. 29
  • National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day – Jan. 3
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Day – Jan. 10
  • National Chocolate Cake Day - Jan. 27
  • National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day – Jan. 3
  • National Chocolate Fondue Day – Feb. 5
  • National Chocolate Mint Day - Feb.19
  • National Chocolate Covered nuts day – Feb. 25
  • National Chocolate Caramel Day – March 19
  • National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day - March 24
  • National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day. - April 21
  • National Chocolate Chip Day - May 15
  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day - June 7
  • National Chocolate Eclair Day – June 22
  • National Chocolate Pudding Day - June 26
  • National Milk Chocolate Day - July 28

Pam Parker is the editor of House to HomeLake Erie LifeStyle and Her Times at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.


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Posted: December 22nd, 2012

If you need some new cookies to leave out for Santa (and all the little elves in your home), we have them right here at GoErie.com.

The Frankie and May Cookie Contest was a big hit, and you can see all the delicious entries – 50 recipes right here. I’m trying a few of them. The winners are:

  1. Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie — now when I saw this as a first place winner, I wondered how a chocolate chip cookie could beat out some of those other recipes. Well it has four kinds of chocolate …  and nuts. Ho ho ho — and oatmeal. You must read this decadent recipe. I need to make these.
  2. Second place by a nose — Rudolph’s Red Velvet Surprise Cookies. They have quite a surprise inside — cheesecake. Did I mention that I am salivating?
  3. Butterballs rounded out the top three winners in the Frankie and May Cookie Contest. Who among us doesn’t love these morsels?

Who had the tough job of judging the winners? Frankie and May selected the three finalists, and our own Erie Times-News and GoErie foodies did the judging. Marnie Mead, Jennie Geisler and Andrew (Beard vs. Food) Kochirka had the tough job.

Here’s a video of our food experts analyzing data and cookies. Yumm.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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