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In the words of Remus Lupin: “Eat it. It’ll help.”

So often, chocolate is reserved for dessert, but we argue that it’s okay to break out the candy bars before dinner. It’s better than okay. It’s delicious and simple and rich. So, give it a try.

Have a suggestion or need some guidance on that promise to make a home-cooked meal for two? Email with your comments, questions and culinary triumphs.