What is your heart’s desire? When I ask myself this question, the first thing that comes to mind is, “love, always love.” Rather than one specific “love,” I desire this love be spread out over my family, Sparky, my friends and my garden. Of course we all have secret wishes and desires. These drive our dreams and goals. Everyone craves reciprocating love. It’s a fact of nature. For this moment I will reciprocate and share with you a recipe that will stir passion in your loved one. Instead of creating something exotic this month of Love, I turned to a basic comfort food – pudding, chocolate of course. Pudding seems like such a muddled word for this dessert that brings so much love and warmth into a kitchen. The late Richard Sax devised a recipe called Double-Chocolate Pudding that is a snap to make. So irresistible and luscious, I have made it twice this week. I prefer eating it still slightly warm and when I served it this way to my mom and aunt, the spoons were the only ones talking, their metal scraping every last morsel of dreaminess out of the ceramic dishes. The creamy, not-too-sweet, chocolate velvet temptation conjured up sweet childhood memories of begging to lick the bowl. Whatever it is your heart desires, I wish this for you. My heart’s desire – just one more spoonful of chocolate pudding!
Candle light, moon light, star light,
The brightest glow is from love light.
Happy Valentine’s Day!