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Almond Biscotti with Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt (Gluten Free!)

The older Husband and I get, the more we’re into routines. If one or both of us are traveling, we FaceTime at the end of the day. We don’t discuss our thoughts on a movie we’ve seen, until we have a post-movie snack and maybe a nightcap.  We typically go to church on Saturday nights, after which we can be found at our favorite Mexican restaurant – in our usual spot, with our usual order. And on Sunday mornings, our ritual includes coffee and watching CBS Sunday Morning. We’ve recently taken that routine up a notch, thanks to Almond Biscotti with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt. Continue Reading →

Dark Chocolate Energy Bites

I just grabbed one of these Dark Chocolate Energy Bites as a reward for going to the mailbox — it’s around -50º below zero with windchill! 

Truth be told, we weren’t supposed to BE in the frozen tundra today. We had been invited to join a group of dear friends this week in Mexico — where, by my calculations, there’s about a 135º temperature difference at the moment. Continue Reading →

Tropical Avocado Brownies {Don’t invite me to your costume party.}

Tropical Avocado Brownies

We all have our quirks. But my list might be longer than the average person’s…

I don’t drink beverages that fizz, “echo songs” drive me nuts, and I’ve never been one for costume parties. In fact, I’d compromise on either of the first two just so I didn’t have to go to the last one. I’ll either make up a “previous commitment” (as in, I previously committed – to myself – that I would stay home and catch up on “House of Cards”) or I’ll be the one that shows up sans costume, as if I’m on my way to or from somewhere else.

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Fudge Frosting

fudge frosting

Today would have been my dad’s 89th birthday.

Tonight, Husband and I will toast him with a little Scotch, and a piece of white cake with my mom’s Fudge Frosting. And, as we always do on February 13th, we’ll share some of our favorite memories of “Big Dave.”

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Gobs {aka Whoopie Pies}

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The part of Pennsylvania I’m from is known for coal-mining, odd language {for instance, saying “you’uns” instead of “you” or “y’all”}, and for Gobs.

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Walnut Brownie Cookies

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On Saturdays during golf season, we have an open-door policy. The back door, that is. The one that faces the golf course. Friends and neighbors needing a bottle of water or other tasty beverage know that our rec-room fridge is always full and they’re welcome to whatever is in it.

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Chocolate-Cayenne Cocktail Cookies

chocolate cayenne cocktail cookiesOK, first of all, these are not for dessert. So you can’t paint me with the “she claims to eat healthy, but she’s posting all these naughty desserts” brush. Hence the phrase “cocktail cookies.”

I don’t have many home-runs my first time “at bat” with a recipe, but this one was out of the park. Continue Reading →

Boca Negra Chocolate Chipotle Cakes

boca negra chocolate chipotle cake

I’ve got a secret weapon up my sleeve for Valentine’s Day, and yes, it’s chocolate… If you’re looking for a dessert to serve for a special dinner, and you want it to be deliciously different, look no further than these decadent and delicious Boca Negra Chocolate Chipotle Cakes. Continue Reading →

Chocolate Bark {Daily Indulgence!}

chocolate bark - closeup with ingredients

Last year, when Husband and I did a post-holiday, post-vacation cleanse, we were surprised to see that we wouldn’t have to go without a little indulgence for the duration. This Chocolate Bark was on the recipe list, and it’s become our nightly treat.

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