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Today’s party doesn’t feel much like a party to me. I learned yesterday one of my favorite bloggers passed away in her sleep in late October. Joan from Chocolate Chocolate and More, was full of life and lived a philosophy many of us would agree with – that chocolate makes everything better.
Years ago when Weekend Bites was known as Foodie Friday, Joan would share her recipes in our link party. I loved browsing to her site, and seeing her delicious recipes stare me in the face. Thanks to Joan’s Canned Lemon Curd, I learned about fruit curd (my prior knowledge was the cheese kind). It sounded so delicious I made some that year and gave it to my Mom for Christmas. Joan inspired me with her love of chocolate, and just seeing her posts on Facebook – screaming Chocolate, whether the recipe had chocolate in it or not, to my eyes – could lift my spirits.
Joan left behind 3 children, and so many many friends. While I can’t fully understand the emptiness I’m sure they are feeling, I can imagine it. Joan was smart though. She’s set up Chocolate Chocolate and More to continue to bring a source of joy to others with contributing authors, and advertisements that will still help bring in revenue for her family.
Today, in honor of Joan, I ask that you take a moment to browse her recipes. Then if you have a chocolate recipe, I’d love to see a link up full of Joan’s favorite food (if not, that’s OK. Link up what you’ve got.) In lieu of our regular features today, I’d like to share some of the recipes Joan once shared with our party here.
In Memory of Joan – Features from Chocolate Chocolate and More
If you are able, I ask that you donate to the Joan Hayes Children’s Trust.
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