Taking a Break From All Your Worries

Taking a Break From All Your Worries

I often take living in Southern California for granted. I live within 10 miles of the ocean, yet I rarely go. I live within an hour’s drive of the mountains, but I go there even less. This Saturday, started out like most with errands to run and chores to be...
Recipe Holder

Recipe Holder

Like many home cooks, I collect an over abundance of recipes, either in the form of cookbooks, magazine articles, Web sites, and food blogs. One problem I have with cookbooks is that they’re hard to keep clean and keep open to the correct page. The first time I...
Hey, you got your Peanut Butter in my Chocolate!

Hey, you got your Peanut Butter in my Chocolate!

I feel very fortunate that I’m not allergic to peanuts. I really love nuts of all types, although technically peanuts are legumes and not nuts. Who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate with peanut butter? After all, they’re “Two great...
My ‘Go To’ Chocolate Chip Cookies

My ‘Go To’ Chocolate Chip Cookies

Searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie seems to be a culinary “Holy Grail”. I’m not sure if such a thing even exists, since it is really a matter of preference. I’ve tried many recipes over the years, starting with the quintessential...
Mocha Chocolate Cake Update

Mocha Chocolate Cake Update

Update: June 4, 2007 This cake has proven to be very popular at my work. I have made it as birthday cake four times. I’ve also made it twice as cupcakes. Once I made a peanut-butter butter cream frosting for the center. That was very good. My husband has asked...