chocolate

Special request

Nine separated eggs. I think Kitty is giving me the stink eye in this photo. Not that long ago, I was a bit of a joke in the kitchen. My college roommates joked about “Buegefying” food. (Buege is my maiden name.) There was good reason for the joke. I once opened a can of Manwich […]


Happy birthday, happy Easter

Two bratwursts, one kielbasa, and one toasted bun. MVH‘s birthday was last week, but the first chance we had for a proper birthday dinner was Easter Sunday. We knew the weather was going to be nice, and we were itching to haul out the Weber. The menu was German-inspired (save the kielbasa). MVH made a […]

Vote for my cupcake!

Voting has started from the IronCupcake:Earth Staying Warm Challenge! Vote for my Snuggie cupcake at Nobody Puts Cupcake in a Corner. The rail for voting is on the right side of the page. You rule. 😀

I put a cupcake in Snuggie

Yup, that’s a cupcake in a Snuggie. Now you’ve seen it all. I did it, guys. I think I may have crafted the most ridiculous item, ever. Well, it’s at least the most ridiculous craft I’ve personally ever concocted. Most ridiculous item ever is a pretty tall order. Have you checked out Regretsy.com? Sheesh. (FYI: […]

Time out, time in

Slabs of delicious quick bread are a pretty good reason to get up in the morning. Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” suite was my baking soundtrack recently. I made quick bread between pirouettes, MVH dropping by from time to time to join the dance. It was relaxing and silly, everything you could want a baking experience to be […]

Dear Zucchini Diary: Vegetables and chocolate

A chocolate chip slides into the cake’s crevasse. Such a fate! We’re here, friends! At the end of the squash vine. It’s been an interesting trip. It’s been sweet. It’s been savory. There’s been heartbreak and 71 Chips Ahoy! cookies. Thanks for sticking it out with me. I’ve saved my favorite zucchini recipe for last. […]

Devil brownies and easy jam

Easy raspberry jam is stirred into the brownie batter. I am a brownie woman. Make that a fudgey brownie woman. Forget cakey brownies. If I want a chocolate cake, I’ll make one, thank you. And let’s skip frosting. A fudgey brownie needs, at most, a sprinkling of powdered sugar. These brownies — my favorite brownies […]

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