I am not an anything goes for breakfast type person. To me chocolate muffins are just a little lower on the scale than cheesecake for breakfast – not that THAT hasn’t been done here before. Once in awhile a special treat is a nice surprise, though. These are perfect for that – moist, chocolaty, and topped with a sweet butter glaze and toasted pecans. There are just enough chocolate chips to give you a punch of chocolate flavor in each bite. I don’t add pecans to the inside because I don’t like the texture but you certainly could. Continue reading
Pretzels are delicious – they are one of my favorite snack foods. I like all kinds of pretzels but I am especially fond of the big, warm, chewy, soft pretzels with a thin line of yellow mustard all the way around it. I don’t much like the ones at the malls because they are too big, don’t have the right texture, and don’t remind me so much of the ones that I used to get outside Grants.
Just nothing like it. Continue reading
Black Forest cake is just elegant. When you think of it you usually don’t think of the local cafe or anything, right?
Desserts like that are intimidating for most people to even consider making at home. It does have several steps and it isn’t one of those desserts you can put on the table in half an hour – but when you want an absolutely fabulous show-stopper of a dessert this is the one to reach for. It is an old recipe but not an ancient one – it was first published in the early 1930s according to some sources.
Who knows? More importantly, who cares?
This is chocolate, people. You don’t need to know a whole lot more than that. Continue reading
Y’all, I am so far behind on my reviews and posts that it isn’t even funny. I haven’t even caught you up on what happened in Birmingham in January. I have some awesome Welches coupons to give away, products that you really do need to know about… and more. 2013 has been crazy. It didn’t help that I had another severe kidney infection with 105 fever which landed me in the emergency room with an IV in my arm. I was on bed-rest for another week – and that’s like the fourth time in six months. Then, there was an emotional meltdown over one client going bankrupt and another deciding to go in another direction. Money is tight, for sure. All of that came together to create the biggest stress load that I have had in years.
On the upside I lost the last ten pounds that I wanted to lose. I still plan to lose a bit more but I am at a healthy weight and I can wear a bikini this summer if I want. It’s just that being sick and stressed is not the optimum way to lose weight! Continue reading
Old fashioned macaroni and cheese – the kind that doesn’t come from a box- has got to be the top comfort food in the United States. Rich cheese sauce, gooey chunks of cheese, crispy crumb topping – is your mouth watering yet?
Guess what? You can make this! Continue reading