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Chocolate 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 […]

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 […]

Just Another Sheet Cake

Just Another Sheet Cake

Growing up, I remember three cakes my mother made on a consistent basis. The first, of course, was German Chocolate Cake. We enjoyed this cake during every birthday celebration, and to this day it is my favorite cake. We called the coconut pecan frosting gravel, […]

Missing In Action

Missing In Action

I’ve been missing in action a lot lately, especially when it comes to Daring Baker’s Challenges; try three months missing. At work we have a trade board where every employee can post the hours they want to give away and pick up the hours they […]

Adjustments

Adjustments

Adjusting to a new schedule really means making time for the things in your life that make you happy. While I love being blue, the requirements of working a 40 hour week doesn’t afford me as much time for baking and blogging, certainly not as […]

Failed Fusion

Failed Fusion

Carrot Cake is, hands down, my favorite cake… so when I wanted cake this past weekend Carrot Cake was the obvious choice. I will eat Carrot Cake without abandon, without guilt and without regret. But see, I have this tendency to get infatuated with things… […]

Lady In Red

Lady In Red

A few days ago, Gabriel and I were in the grocery store when Chris De Burgh’s Lady in Red came on over the loud speaker.As customary Gabriel began changing to the lyrics to silliness. I responded: “You are defacing the most romantic song ever written.” […]

Poppycock

Poppycock

Wicked: A captivating biography of the Wicked Witch of the West in the land of Oz (on the off chance you didn’t know…). While the Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum, tells the story of Dorothy’s ascent from simple farm girl to hero […]

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me!

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 […]

Wonderful Scents

Wonderful Scents

The second best thing about Thanksgiving are the smells wafting about and from every house. The first is, of course, the food itself, particularly dessert. I’ve always celebrated Thanksgiving someplace chilly, where the doors and windows generally remain closed, but periodically, for a moment as […]