This is one of those recipes you can make about once every 6 months without feeling badly about it. And I sort of think it would make the prefect Christmas Day brunch item, because we all know – all bets are off on Christmas day. Right? Right.
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When I first saw this recipe in my bag of goodies from the President’s Choice holiday event I went to a a few weeks back I knew I had to test drive it. And really, any chance i have to make whipped cream (which is about twice/year) is good in my book!
The full recipe can be found directly on their website here including a printer friendly version, and it calls for you use their PC The Decadent Chocolate Cherry Loaf. But what do you do if you don’t live somewhere where they sell this appropriately named sweet bread? Don’t you worry, I’ve got you covered.
I searched the interwebs and found my buddy Rachael Ray has a Chocolate-Cherry Loaf on her site: http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipes/rachael-ray-magazine-recipe-search/side-dish-recipes/chocolate-cherry-loaf, and there are thousands of other recipes out there you can search out and use. One cautionary note, the PC loaf is a dry loaf, with thinly cut pieces, so if you use a traditional loaf recipe, you will probably need to modify the recipe to omit the “stuffed” part. Why? Well those more moist loafs need to be cut in thicker slices making it difficult for the “toast” to heat through. But obviously it’s up to you!
I died a little bit the day I made these. They truly are decadent and worth every darn calorie.
If you make them please let me know what you think. I’m drooling a little bit just thinking about it!
Disclosure: I was provided with the ingredients to make this recipe by President’s Choice, however all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
December is officially in full swing which means most of us have at least one party or potluck we will be hosting or going to, and coming up with fun (and tasty) finger foods can be time consuming. First trying to come up with an idea of what to make, and then to actually go out and make it. That’s what I love about these spinach dip and prosciutto appetizers. They take literally 5 minutes to throw together, a few minutes to heat through in the oven and that’s it! You can easily wait until your guests arrive to make these without ending up spending the whole night in the kitchen.
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So what makes them so easy? You let the store do all the work for you. I love cooking from scratch, but sometimes, a girl has to give herself a break and let someone else do the heavy lifting, and this is one of those times.
Bakery made flat bread + store bought spinach dip + prosciutto. That’s it my friends.
Sometimes simplicity can be so delicious.
You could use this idea to make so many combinations. There are so many awesome store made dips you can find now a days, decide on a theme and go for it! But in the meantime, I’ll be over here enjoying my spinach dip and prosciutto. 😉
Hi everyone! Before I get into this month’s Zumba release, I wanted to take a second to tell you why there have been no new videos since the end of October. On October 30th I started getting sick and ended up with a lung infection & bronchitis (which I think I mentioned to you all already). I wasn’t allowed (nor could I) exercise until it started to clear, and even now I have a bit of a lingering cough. Right after that, my grandmother passed away, and then last week I slipped and sprained my foot (I’ve had x-rays so I know there is no fracture), and yesterday woke up with strained muscles in my upper back/neck. Needless to say, I’m hobbling my way through my classes the best I can, but I’m still in no share to record videos. So, until I get my sick and injured body pieced back together I’ve had to put #FitnessFriday on hiatus. But I will be back! I promise!
Now let’s move on to the reason you are here – Zumba ZIN 60!
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By now it’s certainly no secret that I’m an animal lover. Our two cats rule our (my) lives and if I could adopt every animal who needs a home I would. I’m the person who stalks the local SPCA Facebook page and shows my husband every picture they post when someone adopts one of the animals. He has told me countless times, “You don’t need to show me every cat and dog that gets adopted,” oh but I most certainly do!
As part of the President’s Choice® Nutrition First® campaign I’m working on, they wanted to send me and one of the kitties to a spa to get them all primped and fluffed in time for the holidays! Well, Pekoe and Ollie are very much home bodies. In that, they lose their minds anytime they have to go in the car, so going to the kitty spa seemed like it was going to be more of a Suzi headache than anything. Instead I asked if I would be able to use the money they had set aside for this experience to go out and purchase a bunch of President’s Choice® Nutrition First® cat food to donate to the SPCA. I know they are always looking for supplies and food, and since our cats are already spoiled, I thought it would be nice to give some other, less fortunate kitties a little something instead.
We regularly donate to the SPCA, but always in the way of a monetary donation so this was my first time collecting food to drop off there. I’m quite lucky that our nearest SPCA is less than 2km from my house, and is on one of my running routes.
On Friday when I was getting groceries, I loaded up my cart with a bunch of cat and kitten food, as well as a bag of kitty litter. I have to say buying all that food was much more fun than just handing over a few bucks online.