Tag Archives: Chocolate

Friday morning food news round-up

Researchers identify part of brain responsible for chocolate cravings. CHOCOLATE.

Man wins $7 million in popcorn lung case.

How to find new brews.

Monday morning food news round-up

The link between food and mood.

Madagascar’s chocolate thieves bring fear to farmers.

Gorging on food stamps?

LSU grad wins PJ’s Coffee contest

PJ's Coffee logoKristin Davis, an LSU grade and former homecoming queen, won the PJ’s Coffee Facebook contest. Her blend, Chocolate Truffle, launches in PJ’s stores Aug. 22. She also toured the PJ’s roasting facility and worked with the company’s roastmaster to develop her flavor. Davis won a year’s supply of PJ’s coffee, which she gave up and asked the money be donated to the Louisiana Youth Seminar, a week-long leadership experience for high school students that’s held at LSU. Davis now lives in New Orleans.

Wednesday morning food news round-up

Happy birthday, Julia Child.

Scientists replace some of the fat in chocolate with fruit juice. And dark chocolate may lower blood pressure.

Menu archives and the price of steak.


Morganza Cake

Morganza Cake

A Facebook post by the Gourmet Girls got me thinking of Morganza Cake. Quick, someone post a picture of jogging.

Morganza Cake
Makes 1 (8- or 9-inch) two-layer cake. Recipe is from “Extra! Extra! Read More About It!” by Corinne Cook.

1 Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake Mix, made according to package directions into 2 (8 or 9-inch) layers

For the caramel frosting and filling:
1 (12-oz.) can evaporated milk
3 cups sugar
1½ sticks butter
1½ tsps. vanilla
Pecans for decoration, optional

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