all the chocolateCongratulations! We’ve reached Friday and my last Valentine’s Day-related post this week.

If you’re totally sick of talking about Valentine’s Day, I totally get it. The only holiday I loathe more is  New Year’s Eve. And St. Patrick’s Day is pretty high on my sh!t list too. Oh, and the Fourth of July. Okay, so maybe I don’t really hate Valentine’s Day—I just don’t like the exclusionary vibe a lot of single folks have to navigate through.

At least it’s a good excuse to write and talk about chocolate…

Here’s a lovely collection  from The Kitchn of chocolate recipes you can enjoy all year long. Buy all the chocolate when it goes on sale Sunday and stash in the freezer until you’re ready to use it.

If you are looking for Valentine’s Day desserts, check out these easy ramekin concoctions from I can’t vouch for their healthfulness, but there are some tasty ideas. For a healthier alternative, check out Chocolate Covered Katie—she has some great, creative recipes!

If anyone out there is prone to aches & pains secondary to sexy time, these cherry pie balls are great for fighting inflammation (because of the tart cherries) and refueling.

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Any favorite chocolate recipes? Do you reach for certain foods after getting busy? 


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