Double Dark Chocolate Banana Bread



It’s been awhile since I’ve made banana bread, and baking up a chocolate version sounded like a good idea! Since I’m a fan of dark chocolate, I came up with this Double Dark Chocolate Banana Bread—I used a good amount of unsweetened cocoa powder in the batter, plus added some chopped-up dark chocolate chips so there would be even more dark chocolate flavor! I thought it turned out really good—very chocolatey and moist—a quite decadent banana bread! 

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Cooking with Jacque Rose

7 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces, 1 pound smoked pork neck bones, 5 smoked turkey tails, 2 1/2 pounds jumbo (with heads and shells) shrimp, peeled and deveined, 5 spicy smoked sausages, sliced, 6 garlic cloves, minced, 1/8 cup green bell pepper julienne cut, 1/8 cup red bell pepperjulienne cut, 2 stalks celery, finely diced, 12 fresh okra pods, 1 large yellow onion, chopped, 1/2 small purple onion, chopped, 10 ripe peeled tomatoes, 1 1/2 tablespoon paprika, 2 tablespoons chili powder, 2 tablespoons cayenne, 4 tablespoons dried parsley flakes, 4 cups shrimp stock, 2 cups V-cups tomato juice, 3 tablespoons tomato paste, 3 cups long-grain rice, 3 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 pound crawfish, shell on, 2 bunches green onions, 3 bay leaves, crumbled.

In a large pot add the neckbones and smoked turkey tails, cover with water. Peel off the shrimp heads and shells. Add the heads…

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Red Herring Games: Navigating a Business During a Pandemic


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Ever wanted to gather your friends around a dinner table and accuse them of murder? Hopefully, your friend group dynamic has never actually got that dark — but that is the general concept behind Red Herring Games’ murder mystery games! Groups get together, dress up to fit the setting of the game — from the Orient Express, to a 1920s house party — and play the characters assigned to them in order to guess the murderer in their midst. 

Red Herring Games are masters at this concept and have won numerous awards for their murder mystery games, including the Small Awards: Home and Away Award. They were named one of the 2016 Top 100 Small Business Saturday winners which led to them exhibiting at No. 10 Downing Street (headquarters of the British Prime Minister).

However, the onset of COVID-19 obviously made group gatherings difficult and had a huge impact on…

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FOWC with Fandango — Aid


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FOWCWelcome to July 26, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “aid.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

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IS IT WORTH COOKING? – RICH PASCHALL — Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth



Worth It – Food, a review, by Rich Paschall Last year I reviewed the incredibly popular Buzz Feed and YouTube series Worth It. The show finds its popular hosts, millennials Steven Lim and Andrew Ilnyckyj, traveling to three different restaurants at “drastically different price points.” They taste and review a similar item at each one. […]

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