Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Win a half pound box of our delicious

CHOCOLATE "Desert Tortoise"

Roasted Almonds, Cashews and Pecans (lightly salted)

a creamy melt in your mouth caramel

and the most delectible European Chocolate you've ever tasted

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Just for us Girls

It's always fun to prepare a little lite lunch
for just the girls. My husband doesn't care for
scones and they are one of my favorite things.

Love serving a salad in a large seashell.
Fresh spinach with strawberries and avacado
plus candied nuts. Yummmy

I made chocolate chip and apricot scones and served them
with lemon curd

I found these blue goblets in New Jersey
at a garage sale 40 years ago and I still love them.
I think I paid about $3 for each one. I do love a bargain.

I wish the weather would clear up and give us a little sunshine
I think my pictures would be a bit brighter if I had the right light.

These are some of our seashells that we sell at
Continental Chocolatier. You can check out
our web site at:
It is still under construction but you can still view it.

I am a nut for yellow and blue. Love French Country stuff.
I added a bit of color with some of the material I had left
over from the table cloth so I just cut a short piece and
tied it around the napkin. Added a little ranuculus and there ya go

If you are interested in any of the seashell candies we
can offer you the wholesale prices if you can order
in the quantities listed on our website at -

I am participating in the Tablescape Thursday

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

And The Winner IS.....

Congratulations to
You have won the cute little "Just Dessert Plates".

Super Easter Sale

It's a deal! You can get ALL THREE
of these adorable bunnies for only

And this includes shipping costs

These little bunnies would make an adorable gift for someone special,
A great Easter Basket treat,
and Decorations for your Easter Table.
You will get a set of three...The Pink Bunny has 6 petite tortoise (Milk chocolate pecan turtles), The Yellow Bunny has 10 chocolate tortoise shells (assorted milk and semi sweet french chocolate discs topped with macadamia nuts and orange peel) and The green bunny is filled with pastel Holland mints (chocolate mints covered with a thin candy shell)

Order by Monday March 29th to receive in time for EASTER!!
I am participating in

Friday, March 12, 2010

Boxed Chocolate Turtles (Desert Tortoise) for Easter

Easter by the Sea Shore

These real sea shells take on a new look for Easter.

Don't they look so darling nestled in the grass

The are 3 of the delicious Holland Mints in each shell

If you are looking for a unique gift for Easter

try a box of the real seashells filled with the Holland Mints.

They come packaged in a lovely white box with

beautiful ribbon, tiny flowers and a small seashell

This wonderful white seashell is filled

with the Holland Mints and is finished off with a

delicate turquoise ribbon, raffia and seashell. Great hostess gift.

This wonderful shell is packed with 3 assorted shapes

of seashells that are created from Belgian chocolate

and a hazelnut filling. Tied with raffia, and tiny flowers.

Incorporate seashells into your Easter Baskets

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Enter the giveaway HERE The winner will receive a set of six "Just Desserts" Plates.

There are 3 different dessert designs

And.....there are two of each design making a set of six plates

I am participating in
Toot your Horn Tuesdays
Tea Party Tuesdays


Order by March 22nd to be sure your goodies arrive by Easter.

These precious little dishes are 4" x 4" x 5", filled with different types of CHOCOLATE from CONTINENTAL CHOCOLATIER and come with bright ribbon and flowers

The pink bunny has 6 Petite Tortoise....

(French - Milk OR Semi-Sweet Chocolate, dreamy caramel

and lightly salted & roasted pecans)

The yellow bunny is filled with 10 Tortoise Shells

(Milk or Semi Sweet French Chocolate,

a Macadamia Nut and Orange Peel)

The Green Bunny is filled with lovely Holland Mints

(CHOCOLATE Mints covered in a thin candy shell)
I am participating in

Friday, March 5, 2010

A great give-away

Just found another great blog that is hosing a wonderful giveaway
Just wanted to let you know about this fun blog..
Head on over to this delightful give-away.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


At the end of this blog will be directions for the giveaway.

Don't you just love a dessert table? I always try to offer several different desserts, cake, pastry and chocolates ....of course. I love the hot pink and black together. I made this table cloth for my grandaughters baby shower last year, for her baby girl. She wanted black and pink and a French theme. I think we captured that pretty well and we had a fabulous time.I'm not certain you can see it but
I think the black eifel tower adds a great touch .

When my darling daughters were here during the holiday we all went shopping, of course, and we found this darling clock at one of our favorite shops in St. George. We asked each other, "would you like that for a Christmas gift?"? OH YES! So there you are, we each have one. It's wonderful shopping together because we all like the same things and love being together.
My husband and I arise about 5:45 each day and exercise for half an hour We have a "little" breakfast, because he, not me, (but should be), is on a diet and when he leaves for work I go out to feed the chickens. I love my chickens, but not necessarily my Chantecler (the rooster). Today he seemed to be a wee bit agressive and so I left without providing any treats. He had better shape up!! No more goodies for him.

Any way, I decided I need to make a cake for my table scape. (Oh I must tell you it is fabulous if you like chocolate, butter and pecans) I wanted it to fit on one of my pedestal cake plates so I had to put it in a smaller pan than what it called for, which left me with enough batter to make a 5" cake also.

I had a little problem with the lock on the springform pan but finally got it locked.......I thought.

As I was hustling about I heard this little click and thought, no it can't be, Pooh, it was. The lock had undone itself and there was cake all over the oven burning and smoking. I dang neer burned up a wooden spoon while trying to hold up the heating element and clean up the mess and still allow the larger cake to continue cooking. But I will tell you was worth the mess. I will provide the recipe later. Yumalicious!! P.S. I like decorating the cake simply, just a CHOCOLATE Tortoise Shell for each slice.

The apple cake obove is also one our favorites. Simple but wonderful.
I just love these plates for serving desserts. They are just plain white with "Just Desserts" written on them and a simple picture of a cupcake, a cake and a layered cake. There are two of each plate making a nice set of 6.

Every dessert table should have a tart of some type and of course CHOCOLATE.
And I also like to offer a little CHOCOLATE sauce which you can add hot milk and have a little hot chocolate. I love this little chocolate pot I found at Tai Pan for a whopping $4.
This plate has 3 of our Tortoise Shells, 1 of our Petite Tortoise and a choocolate cup with ganach and a cherry which we don't ship because it is so fragile.

This cake recipe calls for a lovely icing but I like it plain so that I can

offer chocolate syrup (homemade of course) to pour over the top and a little creme fresh on the side

These are the plates I am offering for our GIVEAWAY. They are so darling.

Sometimes you just want a simple little dessert and here it is.


I am participating in Tablescape Thursday

Frugal and Fabulous
How to enter:

One entry: Leave a comment

Two entries: Blog about my giveaway

Three entries: Facebook about the giveaway

Random drawing will be on March 20, 2010

I will notify the winner March 23, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I just love the cute table cloth my dear friend
Mary brought me today. (She brings me one for each
I have had these dishes for least 50 years!
They seem to work with almost any theme. I think it adds a little special touch when you can place a little goodie (chocolate of course) at each place setting.
SOON our shopping cart should be available.....Sorry it has taken so long.

The green GOBLETS were my moms and the BELLS were gifts, long ago, from dear friends andprecious children and I absolutely adore my white porcelain. Can't get enough of it.

You can't, simply can't, celebrate St. Patty's day without Corned Beef and Cabbage

I love to baste cooked Corned Beef with a paste of honey, syrup, mustard, and nutmeg

wrap it in foil and put it in an oven of about 400 degrees for 20 minutes or so. YUMMY


you must have Colcannon along with the Corned Beef

Recipe for Colcannon

6 medium Potatoes, peeled and quartered

4 Cups shredded Cabbage

1 Cup chopped onion

1/4 Cup butter

1/2 to 3/4 Cups milk

1 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

1 Tbl. snipped parsley

Cook potatoes in large amount of boiling salted water till tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile cook cabbage and onion together in small amount of boiling salted water for 15 minutes; drain. Mash potatoes using electric mixer. Beat in butter and as much milk as necessary to make fluffy. (however chunky is great too) Add salt and pepper. Stir in cabbage and onion. Top with parsley. Serves 6

My most favorite thing "Dilly Bread"

The aroma while it is baking calls to me.

Just took it out of the oven and I think I have to have a slice....RIGHT NOW!

Love my little butter bell keeps the butter

at the perfect temperature. Got it at TJ Maxx for $3

And of course I must have my chocolate, Irish or not,

here I come.

Enter our 6 dessert plate giveaway!

I am participating in

Cuisine Kathleen the Sharin in the Green