Double Chocolate Waffles

These double chocolate waffles have a bit of melted dark chocolate in every bite. Have them as a snack or dessert, or spread them with peanut butter for a sweet breakfast treat!

Double Chocolate Waffles

I’m pretty proud of how my “stock the freezer before baby’s arrival” efforts are going. I’ll do a full update on everything I prepped in advance later, but so far we have lots of dinners ranging from butternut squash and pork lasagna to carnitas taquitos to chicken pot pie. We have a few snack-y items like raisin nut granola, and then a ton of waffles. Seriously, I can’t stop making waffles.  It feels like I should view that as a problem, because who seriously needs seven gallon bags of waffles in their freezer? At the same time, I just keep telling myself that we can have them for breakfast, dinner (we love breakfast-for-dinner!) and snacks, so the quantity isn’t a problem.  We’ll see how this pans out.

So far, I’ve frozen two batches of plain waffles, one of orange yogurt waffles and two of these double chocolate waffles. I know they sound more like dessert waffles, but if you spread them with some peanut butter for some protein and healthy fats, they can work for breakfast, too!

I made these for my first post as a Handle the Heat contributor. I’m so excited to be writing for Tessa on a monthly basis! Head on over to Handle the Heat to check out my double chocolate waffles recipe!

Here’s how to freeze waffles for later!

White Chocolate Pudding (with Strawberry Jam!)

White chocolate pudding is made with strawberry jam for a sweet treat that will show your valentine how much you love them. Grab a spoon!

White Chocolate Pudding Made with Strawberry Jam // savvyeat.com

Happy Valentine’s Day Week!

The last time my husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day with the traditional fancy dinner out was 2006, just a few weeks after we started dating. I think we actually celebrated twice that year, once a few days in advance and once on the 14th.  But since then, dealing with the crowds and pricey fixed menus and everything else that comes with going out to eat on Valentine’s Day hasn’t felt worth it. So instead, we celebrate our dating anniversary, January 29, with a big night out, and stay in for a nice dinner at home come mid-February instead.

White Chocolate Pudding with Strawberry Jam // savvyeat.com

Since I’m the cook in our family, the menu for our Valentine’s Day dinner often comes down to me. Typically, I figure out the main dish (last year it was lasagna bolognese) weeks in advance, and choosing dessert takes considerably more time. This year, though, the process seems to have flipped: I had two stellar ideas for dessert by the end of January, and I didn’t decide on dinner until a few days ago.

The first dessert I came up with is a blood orange pound cake topped with candied orange slices. The second was a white chocolate pudding made with strawberry jam. The cake ended up winning out for this Saturday’s dessert, but only because Dan is more of a cake person than a pudding person (and I can’t decide which of these desserts I like better!).

White Chocolate Pudding with Strawberry Jam | savvyeat.com

But, the margins on that win were very, very narrow. Strawberry white chocolate pudding is fruity and creamy and perfect for showing your sweetheart how much you love them. And I know that homemade pudding may sound intimidating, but it really doesn’t need to be. If you go with a cornstarch-based pudding, there is no messing with tempering egg yolks required! Just melt the chocolate and strawberry jam with the milk, whisk in a cornstarch slurry, and pour it into bowls or ramekins to set. You’ll be done in ten or fifteen minutes, plus the setting time.

If you feel like mixing up the flavors even further, I’m sure this would be delicious with strawberry rhubarb jam as well!

This post originally appeared on Food Fanatic.