Simple Saturday cake

“Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.” Janet Evanovich, American novelist Cake is not my go-to dessert. That is brownies.… Continue reading Simple Saturday cake


Vegan hot chocolate for 2

“You just need a little perspective. Warmed chocolate can give you that.” chef Giada De Laurentiis, Paris There are two new mugs in our cabinet. They match in ways -- same size, same outline of mountains tracing around the same white exterior. They don't match in others. One has deep blue on the inside and blue… Continue reading Vegan hot chocolate for 2


Choco-nut nice cream

“Sometimes serendipity is just intention unmasked.” Elizabeth Berg, American novelist Plans are good, but life's "mistakes" can be even better. Joy, joy, joy!!! Call it serendipity, call it a blessing -- but messing up one of my own recipes led to something delightful this weekend. What I intended to be a double portion of World's Best Smoothie… Continue reading Choco-nut nice cream


Valentine brownies

Odds are, you will need something chocolate in the next couple of weeks. Here is a re-post of my Bake Sale Brownie recipe from April 2018 and its rather silly origin that you may enjoy. 🙂 This gluten-free batch was made without the coffee twist, but has two topping choices -- crushed candy canes or dark… Continue reading Valentine brownies


Old, wrinkled and happy?

"Life is like a box of chocolates ... you never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) As much as Americans are obsessed with living longer, it's amazing how many people don't want to be "old." As a group, we will nip and tuck, wear rhinestones all over our backsides, dye our hair… Continue reading Old, wrinkled and happy?