Lindt Chocolate Shop (Carlisle, PA)

Hello chocolate lovers. This week’s blog post is on Lindt chocolate. I recently stopped at the Lindt chocolate shop in Carlisle, PA. Everyone knows Lindt is known for its delicious Swiss chocolate & truffles. The Lindt store that I stopped at is located on 40 Logistics Drive Suite 100 Factory Outlet, Carlisle, PA. The atmosphere of the store is comfortable with the sweet aroma of delicious mouth watering chocolate. It is definitely worth the stop if you’re passing through Pennsylvania. The staff were very good, making sure to answer any questions you have. Customers also get a free chocolate to taste when they arrive.

They have a wide selection of chocolates, and when customers arrive, they have the option to pick from season special chocolates that may be left over from the recent holiday, or they can pick any of the chocolate truffles of their choice, to create 1 or 2 lbs. of chocolate. I chose to go with a half-pound. The flavors that I picked out of the big variety were Mint, Dark Chocolate, Blueberries and Cream, Fudge Swirl, Orange, Cappuccino, & Red Velvet. My favorites were Red Velvet, Orange, Mint, and the Dark Chocolate.

They’re open Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Sunday’s from 11 am to 5 pm. 

I would recommend visiting the Lindt chocolate store to anyone who’s looking for a great place to stop for chocolate in Carlisle, PA.  If you are interested in checking out the Lindt Chocolate store, click here: https://www.lindtusa.com

Fun fact: The Lindt chocolates for the USA are actually made at the Lindt factory in Stratham, New Hampshire, and is then shipped to the distribution centers in Carlisle, PA and Charlotte, NC.

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Char Steak Lounge (Cookeville, TN)

Char Steak Lounge is an American restaurant located on 14 South Washington Ave in Cookeville, TN. The atmosphere of the restaurant is rustic and very comfortable.The staff is also very personable and attentive, taking good care of their customers. They have a wide selection of food and beverages with a full bar including local craft beers, wine, mixed drinks, and soft drinks. The entrance has a beautiful stone bench with a waterfall cascading down the etched glass with the Char logo, which has colored lights that are constantly changing. 

Customers have the option to be seated in the dining room at a booth or a table, or in the bar area. The booths are quite tight, so I like to sit at a table. Their seating is flexible and can easily accommodate large parties by putting tables together.

The food is all homemade, reasonably priced, and very delicious. They are open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm, and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm, and 4 pm to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. Brunch is served on Sunday’s from 10:30 am to 2 pm. Drink specials are every night from 9:00 pm to close, and Happy hour is from 2-6 pm which include $5 appetizers, $2 draft beers, and $4 wine. They offer live music after 9 pm during most evenings. 

They are well known for their steaks such as Prime Rib and Filet Mignon. We also had the Grannie’s Meatloaf and Rattlesnake Pasta.

The Prime Rib is dry rubbed and slow cooked to medium rare. It is served  daily starting at 4 pm with an option of with au jus, raw horseradish, or a creamy Dijon horseradish sauce. Customers have the option of choosing a size between the 9 oz, 12 oz, or 16 oz. It is also one of those meals that go fairly quickly, so it’s best to order it while they have it in the restaurant. 

The Filet Mignon is an 8 oz juicy steak served with a choice of two sides.

 The Rattlesnake Pasta is fettuccini noodles tossed in a spicy Caribbean alfredo sauce with broccoli and mushrooms.

Next, the Grannie’s Meatloaf, is a special served every Friday during lunch. You also have the option of one side, two sides, or three sides. I had the Caesar salad and mashed potatoes and gravy as my side, which were very good.

Finally, for dessert we ordered the New York style cheesecake, double chocolate cheesecake, and the brownie sundae. The desserts were all very delicious. My favorite was the brownie sundae. When ordering the brownie sundae, customers have the option of adding nuts on top, which I didn’t do since I’m not a big on nuts on desserts.

 If you are interested in checking out Char Steak Lounge, click here: http://chsteaklounge.com

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Peanut Butter Cup Pie

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Peanut butter pie has always been a favorite of mine. This is my first time making this type of pie, and I’m really happy with how the pie turned out. There are a variety of ways to make a peanut butter pie, but for my creation, I used the same peanut mixture I used to make my peanut butter balls, and just added in the cool whip and coated it with chocolate to make a Peanut Butter Cup pie. This recipe is super easy to make, and is great for desserts and bringing to a gathering.  I look forward to reading all your comments!

Things you’ll need:

2 mixing bowls

Melting chocolate (I used Ghirardelli chocolate)

Peanuts

1 9 oz graham cracker crust. (You can also use an Oreo crust)

1 ½ cups of peanut butter

½ cup of butter (softened)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

3 cups of powdered sugar

1/2 cup of Cool whip

Instructions:

  1. Mix peanut butter, butter, and vanilla extract together with the Kitchen Aid mixer.
  2. Slowly pour the powdered sugar to the creamy mixture, but making sure to mix well each time.
  3. Once the powdered sugar is incorporated into the peanut butter mixture, add in ½ cup of Cool whip.
  4. Melt two-three bars of Ghirardelli chocolate and coat the crust until crust doesn’t show.
  5. Place both crust and peanut butter mixture in freezer for ten minutes, or until chocolate is hardened.
  6. Next, spread peanut butter mixture into crust.
  7. Melt some more Ghirardelli chocolate and spread on top of peanut butter mixture.
  8. Finally, crush some peanuts and sprinkle on top of chocolate.
  9. Place in freezer until chocolate is hardened.
  10. Enjoy!!!!!

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Coffee Cake

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Coffee cakes are one of my favorite treats. They are great for breakfast or as a snack. I wanted to try and make these again after not having them for awhile. It is super easy to make, and very delicious. I look forward to reading your comments!

Things you will need:

1 box of cinnamon swirl crumb cake (I used Krusteaz)

2/3 cups of water

1 egg

Toothpick

Instructions for Coffee Cake:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease an 8X8 pan
  3. Dump cinnamon mixture into separate bowl
  4. Mix the water and egg into crumb mixture
  5. Place half of batter into pan
  6. Sprinkle half of cinnamon mixture on top of batter
  7. Lightly spread remaining batter on top, and sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon mixture on top of batter
  8. Place in oven for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  9. Enjoy!!!

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