Monthly Briefings:

Each month we will publish informative dessert news and reviews having to do with our fudge and our industry. You might read about an ingredient we use, where it is made or grown, how it is harvested or even the ancient history behind it.  You also might read a story about a modern-day chocolate convention, a big-time international business trade or a brand new dessert product in the grocery stores.  So we hope you return each week for some sweet news to brighten up your day.

Food Festivals and Celebrations in May

National Mediterranean Diet Month – May 1 – 31
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival – May 1-3
Chincoteague Seafood Festival – May 2
National Nurses Week – May 6-12
Mother’s Day – May 10
National Police Week – May 10-16
National Slider Day – May 15
National Pizza Party Day – May 15
National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day – May 21

Source: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2020

Recipes

1. DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie

There are about 400 DoubleTree Hotels by Hilton located in 40 countries. No matter which one you stay in they all have the same cookie available for free at check-in: The famous Doubletree Chocolate Chip cookie. In fact, it is so famous it was said to have been the first food ever baked on a space flight. In late April 2020 the hotel chain decided to divulge the recipe. We give a five-star rating for the cookie and another five-stars to DoubleTree for unveiling the secret recipe.  Thanks DoubleTree!

2. Sally’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie

We found a great recipe from our friends at Sally’s Baking Addiction. The dough needs to be refrigerated for a few hours so it is easy to handle and spreads less in the oven.  We picked this recipe because it is close to our May Flavor-of-the-Month fudge, Chocolate Caramel Cookie. Sally has thousands of recipes, cookbooks and offers free dessert recipes every week. It’s a lot of fun and worth a visit.

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