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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

Break From Tradition

Break From Tradition

I had to break from tradition this year for Valentine’s Day. Frankly, I’m too tired and I can’t stand in one place for more than 5 minutes. For that reason, I was almost tempted to buy Gabriel chocolates, but it broke my heart to think […]

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 […]

Only Two Rules Apply

Only Two Rules Apply

February is such a fun month for desserts, wherein only two rules apply: #1: Add Chocolate #2: Create Heart Shapes When did anyone ever go wrong by combining these two? I know it, See’s Candies knows it, and any man who ever wanted to do […]

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 […]

10 Year Blueversary

10 Year Blueversary

JetBlue launched it’s first flight between JFK and Fort Lauderdale on February 11, 2000, and they celebrated their 10 year Blueversary this year,… by hiring me! They also gave away 1,000 free tickets to New Yorkers who played a treasure hunt spawned by Facebook and […]