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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 […]

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, […]

Free Soda and Snacks

Free Soda and Snacks

“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 […]

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 […]

Man’s Best Friend(s)

Man’s Best Friend(s)

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, […]

Candy Bar Cupcakes

Candy Bar Cupcakes

At the beginning of the year I shared with you all a special indulgence: Candy Bar Pizza. I told you that this is the dessert I turn to for comfort, but what I left out, this is really the dessert I turn to for a […]

The Whole Can of Soda

The Whole Can of Soda

Ask any JetBlue customer about our unlimited snack and beverage program and they will regale you with unbelievable stories! Stories that include flight attendants offering each customer… the whole can of soda! Other stories include one from a young customer who asked the flight attendant […]

Choose Veg

Choose Veg

Just over a year ago I was introduced to the book: “The China Study” by my husband’s cousin’s wife Mischele. It is a compilation of the findings of the most comprehensive study ever conducted on nutrition. The book completely changed my beliefs about food, the […]

Leftovers

Leftovers

When making Gabriel’s Birthday Cake, I found myself with a bit of extra batter. What to do other than make cupcakes? The choice becomes exceptionally clear, especially when you are working with decadent Swiss Meringue Buttercream! When it tastes this good, you want to make […]

On the Green: 18th Hole

On the Green: 18th Hole

I had this dream about Chris Dudley a couple nights ago. I presume I had this dream because I was thinking intently the day before what type of cupcakes I would make for my sweet friend Allison Hanna-Williams, whose birthday was Sunday. Happy Birthday! I […]