Chocolate of the Day: What’s Your Favorite? (With Gifs!)

It’s chocolate month here at Persephone, so we want to know what your favorite kind is! Are you perfectly happy with some good, old-fashioned milk chocolate? Do you need to know the exact percentage of cacao in your dark chocolate? Or do you not care so long as it gets in your face? Read More Chocolate of the Day: What’s Your Favorite? (With Gifs!)

How to Feel Good About Yourself When You Don’t

I recently asked my friends, my internet friends that is–who asks their real life friends for advice these days?–what they do to make themselves feel good when they simply don’t.  Maintaining a positive self image is rough in a world in which we’re bombarded with eat this, do that, tan, don’t tan, have you tried Pilates?, eat dark chocolate, make dark chocolate face masks, wash your hair, don’t wash your hair, a lot of shampoos give you cancer, no seriously have you tried Pilates?,  you should eat better, don’t you find it oppressive that you’re the only person in your house that cooks?, I can’t believe you still do Pilates, you should really try cross training. You all know how it is. You live it every day. Read More How to Feel Good About Yourself When You Don’t

We Try It! – Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes

When my sister called me Friday to see if I would have time this weekend to bake cupcakes with her ““ which as anyone with siblings knows is code for “˜can I come over and watch you bake me some cupcakes that I will later claim as my own’ ““ I agreed on condition that we try one of the Bacon and Dark Chocolate cupcake recipes that have been making the rounds of the internet.  The suggestion was met with a dead silence and then a confused, “Well, I trust you, I guess.” Read More We Try It! – Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes