My 2011

Change and loss.  Those are the two words that best describe 2011 for me. I lost my dad in March of this year and it really set the ball rolling for all the change that was about to occur.  On the last day of school, the moving truck pulled out of our Florida  driveway and…

Triple Chocolate Cookies

My son Jack is a chocoholic. The child has never met a chocolate bar, a brownie, or a chocolate cookie that he did not enjoy.   He wanted cookies for his class Christmas party – and he wanted serious amounts of chocolate.  Looking for an idea/inspiration, I went to the source for all things chocolate…

Candy Cane Fudge

It is well documented that I am obsessed with peppermint.  I exclusively eat peppermint stick ice cream, I put peppermint in my hot cocoa, coffee, and even in my cocktails.  And to me, there is no flavor that is more festive than peppermint.  When whipping up some chocolate fudge for Christmas, I decided to kick…

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge ROCKS!

It is so difficult to find a recipe that meet the requirements of all the people in my house.  Jack is my chocolate man, Dale loves peanut butter, Olivia likes everything and I just love to bake.  One thing we all love is fudge.  I grew up having “Never Fail Fudge” around the holidays –…

So Me Scenes – Ogunquit

Maine is known for its rocky coastline, but when people go on a beach vacation, they are looking for a little piece of sandy heaven to lay on and play on. Ogunquit has the best of both worlds. It has the rocky coast, where locals and tourists alike walk the Marginal Way to catch a…