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What sweet is your daily pleasure? Do you have just one thing that makes your day? [moved from Home Cooking]

iL Divo Feb 11, 2012 03:17 PM

I went into the pantry today to grab my daily intake of my sweet pleasure.
I grabbed the jar of Black Strap Molasses and a soup spoon and enjoyed my delicious one [for sure] sweet of the day. It's also been said that a TB of molasses a day kept your hair dark, so it's beneficial.

MIL used to have her treat every day of an Oreo opened up, a half slice of American cheese in half again and she'd put one small square of cheese on top of the white cookie filling, put the chocolate top back on, turn it over and with a knife she'd separate that white disc of filling from other side put the other small square of cheese on the chocolate part of cookie and reassemble it. The face she made while biting into this treat of hers was priceless.

Share your guilty pleasure.

  1. Popkin Feb 15, 2012 08:37 PM

    We usually keep semi-sweet chocolate chips in the freezer (our kitchen gets fairly toasty) and I have picked up the habit of having a handful washed down with milk on a very regular basis. I don't quite know what it is about crunching on those hard little bits and washing them down with the milk, but it has become a habit :)

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      Isolda Feb 14, 2012 10:20 AM

      I love black strap molasses, too, although I am/was a blond (now maintained with regular trips to the hair salon!). Never heard that it kept your hair dark!

      My sweets change daily, but when there is a box of chocolates around, that will be my first choice.

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      1. re: Isolda
        iL Divo Feb 14, 2012 12:04 PM

        I keep eyeballing the See's candy in the freezer and as long as I only eyeball it, I'm safe ;:-/

        1. re: iL Divo
          Becca Porter Feb 14, 2012 12:34 PM

          I have been enjoying my yearly box of See's all day. :)

      2. pitagirl Feb 14, 2012 10:16 AM

        Rainbow cookies made from real almond paste

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        1. re: pitagirl
          iL Divo Feb 14, 2012 12:02 PM

          share more please...what's a rainbow cookie? is it something you make at home or buy at the store or is it a "Mrs. Feidlers" treat?

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          hungryjoanne Feb 12, 2012 09:16 AM

          I have a "stash" of dark chocolate & sea salt caramels (which I keep hidden from my husband!) that I raid daily. Keeps me from getting too mean!

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            pine time Feb 14, 2012 08:16 AM

            LOL, cause I hide the saffron caramels from Mr. Pine so that they're all mine. Greedy bitch that I am...

          2. Uncle Bob Feb 12, 2012 08:00 AM

            A little dab of good quality Chocolate Ice Cream makes my day...........

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              iL Divo Feb 12, 2012 08:22 AM

              never met a chocolate ice cream I didn't like UB.
              what's your favorite brand?

              my mom and I stayed up late one night yakking and giggling and finished off the night before retiring with chocolate chocolate chip ice cream topped with hot fudge and chocolate jimmies. now we were some happy girls..........

              1. re: iL Divo
                Uncle Bob Feb 12, 2012 09:18 AM

                Mostly Blue Bell...with a little Breyer's and Haagen Dazs thrown in.........

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              jeanmarieok Feb 12, 2012 07:13 AM

              I love lemon squares, those shortbread/lemon curd things? Any place I see one, I have to order it. Even a 'bad' lemon square can make my day. I can only make them for special occasions, because I will eat the whole pan myself in a few hours. I am so ashamed.

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              1. re: jeanmarieok
                iL Divo Feb 12, 2012 07:23 AM

                my beautiful husband would gladly jump on your bandwagon. his favorite flavor is lemon anything. with mom's Myer lemon tree close enough, ok, 51 miles one way, I stock up. those chocolate ginger cookies are still in the house, maybe I should freeze them and make him a lemon square with lemon curd today, bet he'd love that. thanks for reminding me jeanmarie

              2. chrissy1988 Feb 12, 2012 04:52 AM

                hmmm...my "sweet" is probably homemade wheat crackers with maple cream cheese "dip"...

                I blend cream cheese, a bit of milk, and maple syrup and dip my cinnamon wheat crackers (homemade) into it. DELICIOUS!

                Sometimes I add pumpkin to my cracker batter and have pumpkin wheat crackers and maple cream cheese--also amazing!

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                  magiesmom Feb 11, 2012 03:52 PM

                  one square of very dark chocolate, preferably with almonds and sea salt.

                  1. sgogo Feb 11, 2012 03:52 PM

                    I'm a bit at a loss to top an Oreo cheese sandwich :)...but any day when I can have a Ritter Sport Peppermint chocolate bar is a great day, and I have them on more days than I should. Kept in the freezer for as long as I can stand to wait, it's perfection.

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                    1. re: sgogo
                      iL Divo Feb 12, 2012 07:09 AM

                      "I'm a bit at a loss to top an Oreo cheese sandwich :)..."
                      Oh believe me, I'm with you. It made no sense to me but it's what goes her bees buzzin \!/

                      1. re: sgogo
                        Becca Porter Feb 12, 2012 11:36 AM

                        Oooh. I have never seen the Ritter peppermint. Sounds great...I love Ritter!

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                          iL Divo Feb 12, 2012 10:54 PM

                          a coworker gave me a Ritter Sport Whole Hazelnut once and as I ate it, I almost fell into a smiling pool of happiness.

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                            corneygirl Feb 15, 2012 10:01 PM

                            The Ritter Sport Marzipan is ah-maze-ing!

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