Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cookbook Wednesday: Chocolate, of Course!

This weekend is Valentine's Day.  And while I'm not a big celebrant - my dearly beloved just buys me whatever he thinks I want regardless of the date - everyone at least pays lip service to the day.  This week's cookbook is perfect for Valentine's Day sweets for your sweets - or for yourself!

Ryan found this at a used book sale and demanded that I get it; we've tried a number of recipes from it over the years.  The table of contents shows just how comprehensive it is (and this is only half of it).  There's everything from Chocolate on a Pedestal to Chocolate in the Freezer, plus cookies, pies and anything else one might dream up.

These are some decadent looking cakes.  The one on the bottom of the right hand page looks rather like a great Valentine's Day cake, with chocolate, peaches and berries, doesn't it?

Many pies involve chocolate, of course.

And there are candies...

...and cookies, bar and otherwise.

I suppose I'll have to make something I can ship to Ryan for Valentine's Day (although maybe I'll just send the traditional box of chocolates), but there will definitely be something excellent cooking for my dearly beloved and Mark!

This is my effort to carry the Cookbook Wednesday torch while Louise is on hiatus for February.  If you'd like me to link you to this page, just leave me a comment!  I'm not Linky Literate, but I'm always happy to have others join in the fun!

Edited to Add: Poppy's Glamorous Cooking for Busy Women (this is funny)

Nellie's Church Cookbook 

Happy Wednesday, everyone!


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmmmmmm I am a chocoholic so keep this book away from me. Keep well Diane

Sue said...

I love chocolate but lately I've been craving fruit. Noah was very unhappy to catch me eating his applesauce last night.

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Marjie!!!
Wow, now aren't you just the sweetest:)

That is one fantastic book for sure! That Chocolate Peach Berry Shortcake sounds irresistible. I'd love to be in your kitchen when you decide what lusciousness you will put together. I know it will be yummy. You better freeze a piece for Ryan though.

Thanks for sharing, Marjie and thank you so much for carrying the torch for Cookbook Wednesday!!!

Poppy Crocker said...

Chocolate! I try to feel sort of virtuous by stirring cocoa powder into my oatmeal. It's fun to start the day with chocolate for breakfast!

My Cookbook Wednesday post is at

Nellie said...

Thank you for including me in this linky. Love that chocolate that you have!

Big Dude said...

I can't help but wonder how many cookbooks you have.

grace said...

this is clearly one of those 'oldie but goodie' cookbooks! my beau knows chocolate isn't my choice for valentine's day sweets, but i'd cherish this cookbook all the same!

Pam said...

It does look like a great Valentine's Day treat cookbook. Who doesn't love chocolate?

Pam Greer said...

I just picked up a chocolate cookbook yesterday!

Nichole Burke said...

Um, YUM!!!!!!!!!