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Chocolate Caramel Apples

November 5, 2017 in Chilled Desserts, chocolates - 1 Comment

Do you ever get that feeling like you’ve missed the boat?  It appears once October ended, so did apple season.  It’s like November needs to be called pumpkin month.  So I apologize if you’re completely over apples and on to pumpkins. A few weeks ago, we went to an apple…

Chocolate In-Betweens

May 21, 2017 in bars, chocolates - 1 Comment

Once a year, my grandparents would drive up from California and stay with us for a week.  My grandma always made cookies to share once they arrived.  I vividly remember, as a child, sitting down to lunch and having this large, rectangular, orange Tupperware container make its way around the table.  In…

Chocolate Espresso Cookies

March 11, 2017 in cookies - 1 Comment

Spring is just around the corner.  And honestly, I can’t wait.  We’ve had some snow flurries the past two weeks, and that put my kids in a tizzy.  Matthew was jumping around the house saying, “No school! No school!”  I think in his head, just a few drops of snow…

Homemade Hot Chocolate

January 12, 2017 in misc. - 2 Comments

I’m in a minor panic mode.  Weather forecasters predicted a possibility of 1-4 inches of snow Tuesday night.  I don’t mean to sound pessimistic, but in the Portland area, there’s much hype from the media when it comes to snow and little is delivered.  So I didn’t think too much about…

Linzer and Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

December 16, 2016 in cookies - 1 Comment

It snowed an inch in Portland yesterday.  For those of you who live in areas where lots of snows is normal in the winter, one inch is probably a dusting to you; but out here, it shuts down the city.  And that is what it did yesterday afternoon, today, and most…

Frozen Hot Chocolate

August 13, 2016 in frozen desserts - 2 Comments

“I can resist anything except temptation.” Oscar Wilde As an English major in college and an English teacher these past 12 years, I have read my fair share of great classic literature.  Oscar Wilde wrote my favorite play, The Importance of Being Earnest, and if you have not read it,…

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