Thursday, February 11, 2016

Chocolate Covered Strawberries by Josie Riviera

Valentine's Day is Sunday, and this delicious recipe is a perfect way to celebrate:

Ingredients 18-20 large strawberries 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or, or you can use white vanilla baking chips 1 teaspoon shortening or vegetable oil
Directions • 1. Gently rinse strawberries and dry on paper towels (be sure strawberries are completely dry). Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. • 2. In 1-quart saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stir frequently. Remove from heat. • 3. Dip lower half of each strawberry into chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip back into saucepan. Place on waxed paper-lined tray or cookie sheet. • 4. Refrigerate uncovered for about 30 minutes or until chocolate is firm. Store covered in refrigerator so chocolate does not soften.
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I'm thrilled to announce the release of my new sweet romance Valentine's novella, I Love You More. This book is about international adoption, a subject close to my heart, as my husband and I adopted our beautiful daughter from S. Korea 21 years ago. A billionaire and a single mother have more in common than they know. Can Valentine’s Day bring this unlikely pair together … this time for good?

Author's Note: Thousands of families around the world have opened their homes and hearts through international adoption. Soo-Min is the embodiment of many, many fortunate adoptive children and parents who’ve together created forever families.
I Love You More

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Author Josie Riviera lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband of 40 years. They share their empty nest with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and an old house forever needing renovations.
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  1. I love chocolate covered strawberries! Yum!

  2. I love chocolate covered strawberries, too, Shanna!

  3. Merrillee,
    I love this dessert, also, partly because it's easy but look so elegant.