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Cakes

Are You In The Mood For Chocolate?

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 […]

Paying Homage

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 […]

Partners In Crime

Partners In Crime

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, […]

Little Mother

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 […]

Cheap Date

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 […]

The Three B’s

The Three B’s

Three words: Make this cake. Two more words: It’s heavenly. I mentioned previously that I have a bad history with bundt cake pans. In fact I’ve thrown out a few perfectly good pans just because they bested me. But then, without fail, I find a […]

Accomplishment

Accomplishment

I always feel a genuine sense of accomplishment (and a little bit of pride) when I bake something new, and it turns out beautifully. This isn’t always the case, so I’ve developed a habit of involuntarily cringing just a little bit before mustering the courage […]

Anytime of Day

Anytime of Day

Misplacing keys around this house seems to have become a common occurrence as of late. Though we have a designated spot for them, through all the madness of renovation and preparation and hysteria things never seem to end up where they should. It’s not just […]

In A Rut

In A Rut

Lately I feel like I have a surplus of energy! Maybe after working 67 hours a week, consecutively week after week, having an extra 27 hours makes a normal 40 hour work week suddenly feel so unproductive! Gabriel and I talked about having this pie […]

The Abyss

The Abyss

Danger Dogg turned 5 years old on September 19. Though I’m only about two months behind blogging about our fun day, we celebrated with a day of fun festivities! It’s impossible to imagine our fun little family without him. As I mentioned in my last […]