Faithful Friends Who Are Dear To Us…

Faithful Friends Who Are Dear To Us…

3000 tiny white lights, 200 feet of green garland, 13 wreaths, one 10 foot Christmas tree, miles of wired ribbon and sinamay, silver and gold beads, precious ornaments, bells, pinecones, candlesticks, votives, heralding angels, nutcracker princes –  I am decorated! … Continue reading

Chocolate Cupcakes for Father’s Day

Chocolate Cupcakes for Father’s Day

Chocolate Cake makes 18 cupcakes preheat oven 350*F line muffin tin with paper liners 1/2 cup shortening 2 cups granulated sugar 2 extra-large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup best quality cocoa 2 … Continue reading

Hot Fudge Sundae due to the Rapture

Hot Fudge Sundae due to the Rapture

With all of the cooking that I do, it is important for me to watch my family’s calorie intake or we will end up looking  like the Klumps! Yesterday I threw caution to the wind and splurged. I figured, if it’s all over … Continue reading

Creme Brulee: Easy and Chocolate

Creme Brulee: Easy and Chocolate

My oldest and dearest friend’s birthday is in May. We were born in the same year and have shared 36 birthdays. When her grandmother was alive, every year she decorated Christie’s birthday cake with wild violets. Now when I find the first violets of May, I have such … Continue reading

wanna lick the bowl

wanna lick the bowl

My husband Ralph has British roots. This explains his ability to consume vast amounts of beer and tea. Every morning, Ralph wakes up and trots into the kitchen to make his daily pot of tea. Being a tea drinker, also means that … Continue reading

CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING

CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING

My Mom has a friend who keeps laying hens. As a hostess gift to me, she brought a dozen fresh eggs. There really is a difference! serves 8 3/4 cup golden raisins 6 large eggs 2 1/2 cups heavy cream … Continue reading