Chocolate Covered Strawberries

   Everyone loves chocolate-covered fruit, right? Make your own chocolate-covered strawberries simply and quickly. This recipe is so easy but it tastes like a million dollars. I used Nestle’s chocolate dark chocolate without adding anything to it, I just followed the melting directions on the bag and it worked out great.  I dipped bananas into the left over chocolate and it was delicious

Directions:
  1. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening(optional), stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.
  2.  Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
  3. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.

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Baking Cookies

   Baking can be very rewarding—especially when the fruits of your labor turn out healthy and delicious. There is a cookie for almost every taste. Baking cookies is a wonderful pastime that results in even more wonderful treats. Here is  our favorite cookies.

   Make Oatmeal  Cookies: Whole grain oats add a heart-healthy element to this popular treat. To make them gluten-free, substitute oat flour for the all-purpose flour and make sure that your oats are labeled gluten free. You can also add dried cranberry, walnuts or chocolate chunks . To make your recipes even more inventive, try different varieties of chocolate chips, like white, milk or bittersweet.

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It’s Baking Time

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