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Chocolate

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 […]

Crossing Over

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 […]

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 In Time For Valentine’s Day

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 […]

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, […]

Chocolate By the Sea

Chocolate By the Sea

“And I would eat them in a boat! And I would eat them with a goat!And I will eat them in the rain.And in the dark.And on a train.And in a car.And in a tree!They are so good – so good you see!So, I will […]

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Halloween is nearly upon us. I don’t know about you, but we haven’t decided on our costumes yet! Scratch that, we had, but couldn’t find costumes small enough for the little ones in our family… so it’s back to the drawing board with only 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 […]

Simplicity

Simplicity

For the first six months after we moved to Utah, I awarded myself the job title of confectionista. Aside from experimenting in the kitchen and blogging about my adventures, it was so fun searching out new weekend boutiques to attend, reviewing restaurants, and exploring the […]

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, […]