Life is Short. Eat Dessert First

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Can we just talk for a second about how it is February? I am not even sure how that happened. At the end of the month, the girls turn 18 months old, and I am positive I’m not ready for that. Didn’t I just bring them home from the hospital yesterday? It sure feels like it.

Before we know it, spring will be here and we can break out of our hibernation from this long cold winter Chicago is having. I’m not one to wish away long periods of time though – and especially not February! The month of loooove… and chocolate. Let’s not forget the chocolate.

I am and always have been a chocolate addict. Second to coffee, chocolate is my jam – and it is rare I go a day without some form of chocolate. And who could blame me! Chocolate is great – and there are some pretty interesting facts about chocolate out there.

Did you know….

  • the smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation?
  • eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by 33%?
  • chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on your mouth and protects against tooth decay?

How can anyone argue with that?

I put together a slideshow of different chocolate desserts – some including fruit, some brownies, some cookies, some cakes – all delicious looking. I’m sure your valentines would love a special chocolate homemade treat!

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