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Weekly Photo Challenge: TREATS & SWEETS

30/10/2015

Special Treats: “Chocolate is the first luxury. It has many things wrapped up in it: deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.” Mariska Hargitay

Weekly Photo Challenge: TREATS & SWEETS - All Things Chocolate!

Weekly Photo Challenge: TREATS & SWEETS – All Things Chocolate!

 Weekly Photo Challenge: TREATS & SWEETS - All Things Chocolate!

Weekly Photo Challenge: TREATS & SWEETS – All Things Chocolate!

It’s the season for treats and sweets and I couldn’t resist sharing some of the goodies we have around the house for the upcoming holidays. It’s amazing what happens in the stores as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and all the other special holidays approach. The stores are stocked to the rafters with all manner of treats; chocolates, biscuits, cakes, pies and a ton of sweets. The dizzying array can be overwhelming as fancy chocolate covered cookie boxes compete with truffles, macaroons, mince pies, mini madeleines and nuts in all imaginable flavors.

For this post, I raided our sweets drawer  at home and put together a photo shoot on the treats you see above. In case you are still wondering what they are, here goes: I have milk and dark chocolate covered almonds, chocolate coconut macaroons, mini chocolate chip madelienes and some dipping chocolate biscotti. Yummy! I have some advice for the sweet and treat overload season: First, enjoy the wide selections available as they are all delicious and some only show up at this time of the year. Next, I’d encourage moderation in eating them… Do what I say not what I do. Haha! Happy Halloween!
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“Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.” Homaro Cantu

 Weekly Photo Challenge: TREATS & SWEETS - All Things Chocolate!

Weekly Photo Challenge: TREATS & SWEETS – All Things Chocolate!

Weekly Photo Challenge: TREATS & SWEETS - All Things Chocolate!

Weekly Photo Challenge: TREATS & SWEETS – All Things Chocolate!

 Weekly Photo Challenge: TREATS & SWEETS - All Things Chocolate!

Weekly Photo Challenge: TREATS & SWEETS – All Things Chocolate!

When I went out today to run a few errands, I stopped by my local Bed, Bath and Beyond to check out their holiday food selections. If you’re an expatriate, you already know that they have an impressive selection of foods from around the world, and you can find items you won’t normally find in your average American supermarket. I love going there to get my favorite goodies and, today, I was thrilled to find out that they have received their holiday delivery of mince pies, biscuits and more chocolates than I could ever consume. I plan to pick up some mince pies for Thanksgiving, and Christmas pudding for the Christmas holidays. I’ve bought tons of spices, dessert mixes, teas, and savory seasonings from them and they all transport me back to my mother’s kitchen. These memories of childhood are precious to all of us and it is my hope that my children will cherish the same as we celebrate foods from afar every holiday season. What treats and sweets do you have around the house? What are your Halloween plans? Stay Safe! Stay inspired. Have a Happy Weekend!

My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme – TREATS – below.

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: TREATS This week’s photo challenge theme is “Treat,” an intentionally open-ended prompt. For many, candies aren’t a favorite indulgence. Maybe you’re a savory food lover, or you’ve gone on a beautiful vacation to treat yourself. Perhaps some quiet time alone with a beloved novel is your greatest pleasure. This week, share with us a photo of something that you consider a marvelous treat.Treats and indulgences can take many forms. Share yours with us!

Positive Motivation Tip: With the Holidays around the corner, give yourself permission to indulge your sweet tooth. Go for it. Life is short!

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos copyrighted and from my Personal Collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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