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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 […]

Black Tie Chocolate Affair

Black Tie Chocolate Affair

I truly, madly, deeply love Red Velvet Cake. It’s not quite my favorite – that award stays with my chock full of yumminess Carrot Cake, but it’s up there. I love the look of it, the flavor of it, and of course, the uniqueness of […]

You Put the Lime with the Coconut

You Put the Lime with the Coconut

I have all these recipes I want to share with you sitting in my drafts folder, most are both made and photographed, some are just ideas, but they’re all waiting for me to have time to type them out for you with a little anecdote. […]

Surprise Treat

Surprise Treat

There is a lovely little specialty bakery in Gresham, Oregon, by the name of CloudTree & Sun Inc. (112 N. Main), that sells: The. Most. Delicious. Sticky Buns! They are coated in gooey caramel and baked with ripe, crunchy, nutty pecans throughout. The bread melts […]

Love and Adoration

Love and Adoration

At the risk of sounding like I’m complaining, I’m a little sad that for the second year in a row Gabriel will be punching the clock on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s has always been Gabriel’s holiday, inducted the first year we were together when he planned […]

Gooey Goodness

Gooey Goodness

My darling, darling! friend Heather came to visit me a few days ago. Well, she didn’t exactly come to visit me solely per se…. but a girl can pretend! Spurred by her visit I’ve added a new section to my blog linking to all my […]

Our Love Story

Our Love Story

My ceiling still faintly read, “Boys Suck” in faded red lipstick, at the time Gabriel came into my life for an extended stay. He and I had actually met about six months prior, and though he likes to scoff at this part of the story, […]

On the Grill

On the Grill

I’ve still got cheesecake on the brain from the April’s Daring Bakers Challenge, despite trying to purge my seemingly insatiable need to whip cream cheese with a count of four since March. This time, I experimented with pineapple. I’m severely dedicated to pineapple; and there […]

One Tasty Tradition

One Tasty Tradition

One family tradition I remember vividly, is eating Apple Pancakes at The Original Pancake House on our annual trip to Eugene, Oregon to support and watch my sister Pamela run (and win!) at the State Track and Field Championships. I suppose there were other things […]

It’s All Worth It… In the End

It’s All Worth It… In the End

This is not my week for photos. After the awful Mother’s Day photos of my Chocolate Lemon Tart, and my subsequent cursing (j/k I don’t swear!) at the said photographs, and for realistic dramatics let us throw in a bit of exasperated sighs and flailing […]