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Food

Recipe Roundup: Thinking Pink

This Roundup is late for a very important date. If this Roundup had been late for its period, it wouldn’t be looking for two blue lines. Oh no. This Roundup would be seeing its midwife for a dating scan. Persephoneers, this Roundup can barely bring itself to admit that it is late for a very […]

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Food

Recipe Roundup: All About Indulgence

This roundup is all about indulgence. This roundup has not been doing any January diets. In fact, this roundup is indulging is great chocolate and great recipes.

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Food

In Case You Missed It: Soup and Chocolate of the Day Recap

What’s better than a nice, hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day? And what’s better than stuffing your face with chocolate when you’re 100% done with cold winter days? Fortunately, we here at Persephone have got you covered for both scenarios. In case you missed them, here are all of our soup of the […]

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Food

Chocolate of the Day: Banana and Nutella Ice Cream

This recipe is more like a glorified smoothie than actual ice-cream. With Nutella. Best of all, there is no need to futz with making custard or finding yourself an ice cream maker.

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Food

Chocolate of The Day: Deep Dish Brownies

Though I enjoy cooking, I have never been much of a baker. Sticky, precise ingredients mixed with being lactose intolerant takes a lot of the fun out of it for me, but I do make some pretty great brownies. That’s my kind of baking — just a bit of mixing, pour the batter in pan, and […]

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Food

Chocolate Of The Day: Chocolate Chai Latte Cupcakes

Chocolate Chai is a big food fad right now, and one my husband has jumped all over. I’m not a huge fan of Chai drinks, but I love Chai in baked goods, so I put this yummy recipe together so I can be on trend and quit being jealous of his Chocolate Chai Lattes.

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Just for Fun

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?

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Food

Chocolate of the Day: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

You read that correctly — Salted. Caramel. Chocolate. Chip. Cookie. Bars. And, yes, they are as amazeballs as you think they are.

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Food

Chocolate of the Day: Better than Sex Cookies

Giant cookies filled with chocolate, nuts, and coconut? Y’all, this is my favorite cookie recipe of all time. I found it in one of my parents’ cookbooks sometime in high school and it is just SO good. Alas, I have no idea which one; it’s been… a while and Google was less than forthcoming; I had […]

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Ladyguides

Chocolate of the Day: Chocolate Lip Balm

Chapped lips suck. Chocolate lips are delicious.

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Food

Chocolate of the Day: Sex Cake

Yes. Yes! YES! It’s time for sex cake. A reinvention of sex cake, as it happens. Last time, the sex cake was an “I Just Had Sex” cake, a cake that celebrated sex. This time, the sex cake is an “I’m Happy With My Choices” cake, a cake that celebrates sex, not having sex, scheduled […]

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Has Been Decorating

It’s coming. The decorations are up. My gran has sent German gingerbread spice, which means I have to bake stuff. My mum sent a big box of German chocolate, which means I need superhuman self-control to not eat it all at once.

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Persephone Birthday

Birthday Giveaway: Seattle Loves Persephone!

I am one of several Seattle/Western Washington Persephoneers, and I have to say, we do love P-Mag. How best to show some love except to participate in the birthday giveaway? Amirite?

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Food

Get in My Belly: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Because I am lactose intolerant and the Lactaid/lactase-enzyme pills do not work for me when it comes to many rich desserts, my life has been devoid of peanut butter cups in any satisfying quantity. Until now. Behold, my friends, this superior moment of deliciousness:

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Ladyguides

Is Fair Trade a Fair Deal?

I am a hippy, dippy, long skirt and Birkenstock wearing, soap making, farmer’s market shopping, non-profit working, dyed in the wool, bleeding heart liberal. I also love to shop. And I love to eat. And I enjoy my cushy life. But, do I enjoy my cushy life to the detriment of others?