Breakfast just got a lot easier with these homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts!
Easy, no fuss BUTTERFINGER® Croissants!
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These Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies are an easy 7 ingredient cookie that is packed with peanut butter flavor!
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Easy Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge made only in the microwave! Perfect for when you need a quick, simple and easy treat!
Today is a tough post my friends. Last week the food blogging community lost a beloved friend and mentor Joan from Chocolate, Chocolate and More. Joan was the life of the party and an all around generous person. She was fiery and gracious.
People wonder, how can you know someone from the internet?
Well I can tell you that you can. I may not have known every detail about Joan and her life but I knew her because she was the type of person who was real.
I remember last June Joan sent me a message and I was so thrilled what she was telling me and the fact that SHE messaged ME.
She was so sweet and was often the fan of the “little people” as I call myself. We chatted for a little bit.
Talking about how we were excited to finally meet each other the following month and then she asked me if I was interested in guest posting on her site!
I was very honored she asked. These chocolate cherry tarts is what I shared with her readers.
I have “known” Joan for over two years online and had the fortunate pleasure of meeting her this past July at Food and Wine Conference in Orlando.
I remember seeing her the first time in the lobby, I was checking in and I was just trying to see if I recognized anyone I might know. She was walking down the hallway going the other direction. But I knew it was her. I was so excited because I was going to get to meet her!!
I have often referred to Joan as my Facebook guru. When she died she had over 2 millions fans and the number keeps growing. She had a certain belief about Facebook. Basically just be real and her ultimate goal was to give her fans the sugar. They wanted all the sugar they could get.
When I finally meet her we had the chance to chat and socialize over bacon truffles and strawberry cocktails! Something, one day I would like to recreate for you.
Joan was a lover of chocolate. She believed she needed to eat it every single day. I kind of like that thought. She also loved fudge, which is why I decided to make some in her honor. I hope she would of liked it.
Miss you Joan.
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If you’re on Facebook come check out this fun little group I’ve got going on. Instagram is a fun resource I’m using right now. If you make any recipes make sure to tag them #bittersideofsweetrecipes so I can see your creations!
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Some of Joan’s favorite fudge recipes:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars are perfect treats for bake sales or after school snacks!
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