Wednesday, January 9, 2008

More What?

One of my favorite cookbook authors says the best way to improve any recipe is to simply double the chocolate and add bacon. Probably not at the same time.

"Honey, I'm not sure what to call this blog. For some reason I keep coming back to 'Add More Chocolate' but maybe that's too food-oriented."

The Urban Cowboy reminded me that the description pretty much fits me to a T. Ok, chocolate it is then. Shall we lay out a few general principles to start?

Sometimes, to quote one of my favorite singers, "Too much of a good thing, is a good thing!" God has blessed us richly and that includes, among other things, chocolate! Sometimes it makes sense to splurge when life calls us to celebrate. Sometimes the dreariest of days can be made richer by the smallest of actions. Why be stingy? Add more!

Sometimes, before we add the chocolate, we have to get our hands dirty and the kitchen messy. Then the squares, chips, or bars have to be softened, grated, melted, chopped, or shaved. All in order to be fit for use. Miraculously it seems the ingredients come together, making something beyond the mere sum of their parts.

I've got more than a few recipes to share, along with whatever else happens to strike my fancy. I don't imagine that I'll stick to a one-topic blog any more than I would stick to only one way of baking a cake. There is too much out there to enjoy!

Find the recipe, follow it if it helps, but don't be afraid to step out bravely. Go ahead! Add some more chocolate.