10 Minute “Mousse”

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Did you know that April 3 is National Chocolate Mousse Day? I had no freaking idea. I mean really, no idea, National Chocolate Mousse Day!? While I may think it's a little silly to have a day dedicated to a specific food I'm not one to pass up an opportunity to whip up something delicious. I love simple desserts. I love all desserts it's just that by the time I've worked out the kinks to a recipe, I've taste tested so many times that I don't want to have anything to do with it by the time I've reached the finished product. I usually hit my cravings for something sweet after 'B' has gobbled up the last cupcake. Yesterday, April 3rd, 2012, I made a vegan Chocoloate Raspberry "Mousse". Why … [Read more...]

Does cake count as a breakfast food?

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It does if there is coffee in the frosting! Bright and early I put a pot of coffee on, grabbed my laptop and crawled back into bed. After a few minutes checking all my favorite sites to make sure I hadn't missed any epiphanies or calamities during my sleep I got up and went straight to the kitchen. It was so nice to be back in my comfort zone. It's been about five days since I've baked and I was seriously cranky because of it. I enjoy baking a lot [obviously] and when I'm upset the only place you'll find me is in a kitchen, it's a release for me [as my friend Jen says "If I were your boyfriend I'd piss you off all the time]. So today I went to my tried and true recipe. This cake is a … [Read more...]

Ode to Summer Days

With January settling in it's been almost four months since my last day at the beach.... I'm fortunate enough to live in a beautiful coastal area where beaches are everywhere. We call it the island. We're a secluded little town and we rarely leave unless we have to.Our summers are spent lounging on the beach before or after work with bonfires and friends.  We're there whenever we can be. It's been a mild winter so far.. lots of rain, no snow. So with the temperature hovering around the 40's its been even harder to get out of summer mode. Since I don't drink alcohol at the beach I've become the "beach mom"to everyone, which means I'm the one making sure everyone is drinking water in between … [Read more...]

Too Cold for Camping.

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Columbus Day Weekend 2011, We set out for camping, good friends, unseasonably warm weather, and plain good old fashioned fun. Throughout the weekend we ate some delicious food, but what would camping be without S'MORES? It wouldn't be camping, that's for sure.  I don't know why no one had ever thought of it [and I'm sure someone had] , because it's a genius idea, we shall add peanut butter to the s'more. Well, Well, we've just discovered the next best thing.  While my fingers couldn't get any stickier but taste buds couldn't be any happier. Now that it's well into winter [still unseasonably warm] and  it's too cold to be toasting mallows over an open fire, I concocted the next best … [Read more...]