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Donya Marie’s Kitchen Tips Now Available!

Donya Marie's Kitchen Tips

Donya Marie’s Kitchen Tips

Whether you cook a little or a lot, plain or fancy, healthy or hearty, for your family, just for fun or for a business, this is the one book you’ll use often. Organized in an easy-to-find format, Donya Marie’s Cooking Tips includes aclickable table of contents organized by category for quick reference to allow you to quickly jump to the help you need.Find out how to follow the example of this professional chef as you discover:

• How to get more juice from a lime or lemon
• How to soften butter quickly
• How to keep produce and other foods safe from spoilage
• How to blend spices for the optimal taste treat
• How to enhance beaten egg whites or pie crust with the addition of vinegar
• How to consistently make cakes more moist
• How to make your own cake flour or Bisquick® substitutes
• How to store and use stale breads
• How to prevent soggy or hard waffles
• How to substitute ingredients instead of running to the store
• How to use chocolate in ways you’ve never dreamed of
• How to save time using Donya Marie’s shortcuts and restaurant tricks
And so much more!

With this book, you can cook with skill, confidence, and pleasure knowing your cooking solutions are by your side whenever you cook. It’s the book you’ll reach for when you have a question or run across a new challenge in your kitchen.

Or just sit and read through it at your leisure to see what useful tips you can discover and try. Donya Marie’s Cooking Tips is a book you can simply pick up for fun when relaxing on the sofa. You can open it to any page in the book and just start reading. It will become your go-to kitchen tool.

Whether you’re just browsing or desperately trying to solve a vexing cooking emergency, every cook will appreciate this book.


Dark Chocolate Spicy Meat Rub in Coffee Bark?


Cyndi and Rob

It began innocently enough. Making peppermint bark started out as a tradition of home-made gifts to give to family and friends. It was when Cyndi Arno began receiving requests to make it for others to give as home-made gifts, that her husband began encouraging her to market her bark.

She then learned of a fund-raiser, “Death by Chocolate”, where she brought over a thousand samples for attendees to taste. It’s put on by the Rotary Club and 25 local chefs, with different categories and chocolate galore. She went home with two awards that night, the most exciting being 2nd place with the Peoples Choice!

I met Cyndi while doing a demo of my products for a store in Sun Valley, Idaho.  She and her husband were shopping.  They were intrigued with my line of products and decided to stop and sample the goodness.  Cyndi engaged me in a lengthy conversation about business and we traded business information.  Since that time we have shared information and traded product (I’d be crazy to pass up her bark!).  I have watched her business grow in leaps and bouncoffebk_closeupds.  She had many requests from her customers to come out with a spicy bark.  Cyndi is not new to the world of business; when her customers talk, she listens.  Having had Donya Marie’s Dark Chocolate Spicy Meat Rub before, she decided to give it a try in her bark.  The result was her “Hot Coffee Bark” and I’m here to tell you, that even I was skeptical!  Can you believe that coming from me!  When I tasted it, it was like coming home to Donya Marie’s!  WOW.  She has another winner!

The Hot Toffee Bark is for those coffee lovers who like everything hot. It has a rich thick layer of Guittard dark chocolate, topped with Guittard white chocolate that is blended with lightly broken fresh dark roast coffee beans and coffee flavoring, but also a dash of hot sauce flavoring that is specially made for chocolate. Then topped with a generous sprinkling of slightly broken rich dark roast coffee beans. This is a bark that bites.

Arno BarkWhat sets Cyndi’s bark apart from others is giving each flavor chocobark_manya crunchy topping that matches the flavoring of the respective bark.  This gives a texture that makes it impossible not to get each morsel of flavor out of the bark rather than letting it partially melt and then swallowing before you’ve had a chance to benefit from all of the flavors married together with the chocolate.  It serves to enhance the chocolate experience.