Are You In The Mood For Chocolate?

Browse through my blog a little bit, or check out my labels (toppings) over to the right and you’ll find 20 chocolate cakes, 50 blog entries that include chocolate, 8 brownie recipes, and even a picture of me trying to eat a giant 11 pound slab of chocolate. I love chocolate. Everytime I open my cupboard … Read more

Crossing Over

I think you’ve crossed over into obsession once you start creating recipes for the frosting you want to use. Though, this isn’t exactly frosting as much as it’s an amazing concoction disguised as an overload of sugar.  All types of sneaky fingers will find their way into this mixture. Originally, this idea gave birth to a simple cookie pizza: Chocolate chip … Read more

Just In Time For Valentine’s Day

I just need one thing on Valentine’s Day: lots and lots of chocolate! Lots and lots of chocolate! I don’t care how you give it to me, just give me lots and lots of CHOCOLATE! Chocolate Peppermint Mousse  The peppermint flavor in this mousse lends a cool, and refreshing bite to this decadent dessert, however, the flavor is scant and … Read more

Paying Homage

A new year always brings about ridiculous resolutions that never stick, and wild claims and accusations about becoming a “new you” – as if something was wrong with the person you were 30 seconds ago. While growth and knowledge increase our experience and understanding, our toxic culture encourages us to never be satisfied and constantly … Read more

Little Mother

Growing up as the youngest of six children I relished in the moments when I got to play little Mother to my sister’s children: dancing and singing to the “Little Mermaid” with Whitney; feeding Darrian and Danica in an oversized rocking chair; sliding down the giant staircase with my sweet little niece Erin; reading nighttime … Read more

Lunch Lady Bars

3 years ago I lamented my yearning for a high school lunch peanut butter bar recipe. And I quote: “Now I’ve searched across this great continent for this recipe, but after 10 years I’ve ultimately resigned myself to the fact that it’s the ultimate in protected secrets of the lunch ladies union.“ That smooth thick … Read more

Cheap Date

There are some desserts, though wildly popular, I’ve just never been drawn to – like Boston Creme Pie, Cherry Pie and Tiramisu (probably because mine turned out awful). However, because I’m obsessed with having a well rounded repertoire and knowledge of all aspects of dessert making, I have decided they all must be conquered (sooner or later)!  There … Read more