Month: June 2007

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 done....

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 make a...

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 tastes that taste great...

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 me to...

Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

A few years ago, I used to make Lemon Bars (or squares) quite often. I had a really good recipe that was tart but sweet. The only thing I didn't like was how sticky they were when eating. It was easier to eat them with a fork than with your hands, which shouldn't be...