Drawing Inspiration: Chocolate-Dipped Delight

by in Recipes, View All Posts, December 21st, 2010
California artist Shirley Ng-Benitez dips berries, candy canes and pretzels in chocolate for chocolate-dipped treats that are surefire hits. Click the image to expand.

They Draw & Cook The Dish is teaming up with Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell, founders of They Draw and Cook, all December to share holiday recipes rendered by artists and inspiring all sorts of seasonal cooking with Food Network chefs. Each day, stop by the Dish for a new drawing and Nate and Salli’s liner notes about the illustrations and the artists. Tell us which you like and why. A dollop of this, a dash of that and some talent add up to interesting ideas in the kitchen. Visit theydrawandcook.com for more info.

Everything is made sweeter with a velvety coating of chocolate AND an illustration by Shirley Ng-Benitez. Her wonderful watercolor style and sense of playfulness brings instant joy. She is truly an inspiring artist. Her characters are every bit as sweet as this caravan of critters luxuriating in chocolate. Her simple recipe for “Chocolate dipped…anything” makes it so easy to add that extra sweetness to your holiday menu. Strawberries, pretzels, marshmallows–all just the beginning.

Feast your eyes on more wonderfully illustrated recipes today on They Draw and Cook. Get all sorts of last-minute sweets and treats at FoodNetwork.com.

—Nate Padavick & Salli Swindell from They Draw and Cook.

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