Hello dear readers! I am back in action after fixing my computer problems. Thank you for sticking with me. I have received many sweet emails asking if I am throwing in the kitchen towel on my blog, so to speak. I am not.
i have at long last been offered a well paying and challenging job. After the Thanksgiving holiday i will once again be working in the Chicago loop for a wonderful organization pursuing cancer and leukemia treatment research. Not only does the work promise to be personally gratifying, but socially as well. As some of you may know, I have an interest in one day pursing a joint law and public health degree program. This opportunity will help inform my decision to go ahead with the latter.
I usually do not use grated chocolate and never add the nuts that this recipe calls for, but rather extra chocolate chips. For a special treat use a high percentage cacao dark chocolate with a handful of regular milk chocolate chips. The dark chocolate will not melt as much as the milk chocolate during baking and will provide not only a deeper flavor, but a pleasing texture as well.
One other bit of advice. I recently used a baking spray to coat my muffin tins before baking and the muffins came out a bit tough. Ditch the spray and use the old-fashioned method of coating the tins in butter for a more luscious final product.