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Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

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. ūüôā I’m sure I’ve mentioned … Continue reading

Christmas Shenanigans of an Elf!

Christmas Shenanigans of an Elf!

If you have small children and don’t live inside a bubble, you’re all too familiar with the craze known as Elf On The Shelf.¬† If you have older children or don’t yet have children like myself, my guess is that you too haven’t escaped the elf craze. Elf posts are plastered all over social networking … Continue reading

Morimoto Napa

Morimoto Napa

I enjoyed a wonderful day in the Napa Valley with my friend Tina yesterday afternoon. We started our adventure at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone where we attended a cooking demo by the talented Chef Bobby Childs.¬† Chef Childs served up our Goat Cheese stuffed Turkey Sliders and Red Pepper-Apricot Relish with a … Continue reading

COOKIE Butter!!!

COOKIE Butter!!!

Say what!? You read right, COOKIE Butter!! For those who know what I’m talking ’bout, good for you!! ¬†Where were you when I was in the dark?!? ¬†For those who are clueless, I’m about to open your eyes and introduce your taste buds, virtually, to a simply divine treat!! ūüôā Speculoos Cookie Butter is a … Continue reading

Memories Over Chocolate Cream Pie!

Memories Over Chocolate Cream Pie!

Memories are a funny thing.¬†¬†Two people can share¬†the exact same moment , yet what you take away from it and what memories you’re left with can be totally different from what the other person comes away with.¬† Why is that?¬† Do memories get embellished over time as the intricate details are forgotten¬†so new ones are … Continue reading

Saying Farewell with Lemon Meringue Pie!

Saying Farewell with Lemon Meringue Pie!

This afternoon we honored and celebrated the life of my Uncle George. J. George Coons was a resident of Richmond, California and a native of Oakland, California. George passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 91 on August 16th, 2012. Born to Albert and Virginia (DeCoursey) Coons, George retired from Alameda Naval Air Station … Continue reading

Calzones!!

Calzones!!

I’ve been helping my mom clean-up a family members home who is declining in health the last month or two.¬† Funny, it¬†feels like we’ve been at this for years when in reality, it hasn’t been that¬†long. ¬†*Sigh* ¬†It’s not a fun chore. The house is a disaster zone and hasn’t been cleaned in years. YEARS! … Continue reading

Chocolate Cake!

Chocolate Cake!

Who doesn’t love a good, homemade chocolate cake!? ¬†ūüôā I’ve mentioned it before, but its worth mentioning again… I have come in contact with some of the most amazing people on Instagram. People that I’d probably not cross paths with otherwise for many of them live several hundred miles away. It’s truly¬†amazing how social media … Continue reading

Tis’ the season for S’Mores Cupcakes!

Tis’ the season for S’Mores Cupcakes!

When I think of S’Mores, I think of camping. When I think of camping, I think of my last camping trip about 3 years ago. One hot¬†June weekend I went camping¬†at Casini Ranch, about 45 minutes away located on the Russian River.¬† We had the perfect site. Close to the river, but not on the … Continue reading