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 moreAre You In The Mood For Chocolate?
How do you tell the story of your child’s first year of life? How do you explain each overwhelming emotion from happiness and elation, to harrowing sorrow and guilt? How do you add up the lack of sleep with a clock that just keeps ticking, all the while wondering if you are doing anything right? … Read morePartners In Crime
“Your cubicle is in the basement; the Mountain Dew dispenser is on the right.” When Gabriel first showed me this video a couple weeks ago, my belly ached and I couldn’t see for the tears in my eyes from laughing so much. It’s funny because it’s true – sooooooooo very true. Playing video games is … Read moreFree Soda and Snacks
Though we are several months behind, and it is a bit belated to finally blog about Tipsy’s birthday, I just can’t leave her out. For Gabriel and I, our little doggies are our children. Regardless of how things change in our lives – no one, no thing, can take their place. While we painfully struggled … Read moreMan’s Best Friend(s)
I’ve been craving birthday cake; I always do. My new years resolution is: Eat More Cake! Last year, you may remember, Gabriel made me a two tiered vanilla and chocolate cake for my birthday accompanied with a pledge that every year he would make a bigger and better cake than the previous year. This year, … Read moreHappy Birthday to Me!
William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost “And I had but one penny in the world. Thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.” Today is the big reveal of the Daring Bakers Challenge for December… The December 2009 Daring Bakers’ Challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose … Read moreHome For the Holidays
There was no mindless pawing, crying or whining the first night we brought Tipsy home. Unlike Danger she knew right away how good she had it. She strutted around the house and tore into Danger’s toys (and hind legs) straight away. We rescued Tipsy from her cage where she had been for six straight weeks; … Read moreHappy Birthday Tipsy!
We brought Danger home just 1 week before Thanksgiving when he was just 8 weeks old. We named our little furry Danger because of the adorable little fur mask framing his eyes. He cried the first few nights missing his brothers and sisters, but then he realized how much we loved him, and how good … Read moreFurry Festivities
Tonight we remembered Michael’s birthday, he would have been 34 this year. It was sweet and simple; just me, Pamela, Jill and our families celebrating life, and one whom we loved so much. We spent the evening at the park and ate German Chocolate Cake-it was Michael’s favorite, and he would have loved it. Of … Read moreHappy Birthday Big Brother!
Alex is a comrade of Gabriel’s from the Art Institute and a few days ago his girlfriend contacted us about helping throw him a surprise birthday party! Though I do have some experience throwing Gabriel a whopping cool 30th surprise birthday party last year, I was far more concerned with who was making the cake! … Read moreHappy Birthday Alex!