A good day in my book consists of quality time with my favorite people and/or time spent doing any one of my favorite things. On this windy February Sunday, I got to partake in a few of my favorite pass-times… baking, photography, writing and gardening. It was a good day. 🙂 I’m sure I’ve mentioned … Continue reading
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Strangers are Friends Waiting to Happen!
It’s been 3 years since I’ve written. 3 years. I hope I remember how to do this. 😉 4 years ago this past June, I searched the inter-webs for a Mobile Groomer. My gentle-giant of a cat Andy, weighing in at 18 lbs needed a good grooming and my vet office at the time would … Continue reading
Prosciutto and Fig!
I recently started a new work schedule allowing more time in the afternoons to plan, shop and prep for meals. Amongst other things. Like afternoon naps. 🙂 If there is a drawback to my new schedule it would be the ability to catch my top 3 Food Network ladies – Pioneer Woman, Barefoot Contessa and Giada. Generally this wouldn’t be … Continue reading
Magic Mug Cake!
What if I told you that you could have a decadently delicious chocolate cake prepared and baked in 5 minutes? What if I also told you that you probably have all the ingredients to make said cake NOW? Would you run to your cupboards and get to baking? I cannot take credit for this recipe … Continue reading
Raspberry Macarons with Dark Chocolate Ganache
I had wanted this post to be a Valentine related post, but due to launching a website for my photography, A.V. Campbell Photography and the fact that my heart-shaped Macarons looked more like big blobs, this post was delayed. But hey, better late than never! 🙂 Have you ever eaten a perfectly round, light and … Continue reading
Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!
I offered to make cupcakes for a family memorial reception last weekend. Little did I know at the time what I was getting myself into. It wasn’t the act of picking up the necessities, planning the “cupcake menu” or even making the cupcakes that was an issue. It was the storm that hit before the … Continue reading
Savory Parmesan & Black Pepper Biscotti!
Yep, that’s right, I said savory Parmesan & Black Pepper Biscotti! It’s hard to think about biscotti being anything other than a sweet hard cookie, sometimes dipped in chocolate and often enjoyed dipped in tea or coffee. If you can wrap your mind around the thought of biscotti being savory, this delicious cookie is for … Continue reading
There is comfort in tradition. LOTS of comfort. 🙂 As far back as I’ve carried a fondness for Mini-Cheesecakes , I’ve had an equal adoration for Chocolate Crinkle cookies. These two sweet treats went hand-in-hand over the years. Soft, chewy, Chocolate Crinkles used to be one of my mothers Christmas cookie staples. Notice I said, “used to be”. 😦 Over the … Continue reading
Merry Christmas Eve!! When I was a little girl we had a neighbor that every year made the most delicious mini-cheesecakes. Most delicious!! Every Christmas I looked forward to our family’s exchanging holiday goodies because it always meant we’d be receiving mini-cheesecakes. I looked forward to those lil’ cupcake tins of heaven all year! 🙂 When I was … Continue reading
Chocolate Chip Heath Bar Crunch Biscotti!
I can finally say that I accomplished some holiday baking this season! Whew! Mini-cheesecakes are still on the top of my “to do list” and hopefully I’ll find some time next week to whip them up. But for this weekend, I made Chocolate Chip Heath Bar Crunch Biscotti! Let’s all say it together… YUMM!!!!!! 🙂 … Continue reading