I don't discriminate when it comes to candy, but I've found some people have very steadfast opinions when it comes to the combination of coconut and chocolate. My husband swears it's a flavor combination that should be reserved for people you really dislike, but I can't get enough of the chewy texture mixed with smooth milk chocolate. We made a slight variation of Anita Chu's recipe featured here, using mesquite smoked almonds, and the end result was a big improvement from the packaged processed version I've enjoyed for years.
When I was little, I struggled with slumber parties. I loved the idea of sleeping away from home, curled up in blankets watching movies with friends, but I rarely made it through the night. Once everyone went to bed, I'd tiptoe to the phone and, in between muffled whimpers, I'd ...read more