Raw Chai Coconut Pecan Brownies

This week has been crazy.  Tom’s in the middle of an insane work schedule.  14 hour days for 2 weeks straight.  I have a 4 month old and a 9 year old who is acting more like a 15 year old lately.  Its been stressful, I don’t know how we do it.  I am so… Continue reading Raw Chai Coconut Pecan Brownies

Cookie Month: Caramel, Walnut and Chocolate Thumbprints

I woke early.  The morning was unusually quiet.  Fog enshrouded our hill and the valleys beyond it dampening any sound.  I put the kettle on the stove, made a fire and then sat on the couch for a while just staring at the landscape, the fog, the apple trees.  Suddenly I was overcome by a… Continue reading Cookie Month: Caramel, Walnut and Chocolate Thumbprints

Back on Track Granola

I stepped onto the scale for a bi-weekly weigh in. Oh crap. Do my eyes deceive me? Is it true? I groan and step off. “Tom, somehow I gained ten pounds in the last few weeks!” Tom smiles and crosses the room to hug me from behind. We both look into the bathroom mirror. “You… Continue reading Back on Track Granola

A Working Man’s Granola Bar

“I am starving!  I haven’t eaten for hours.” I walk in the living room to find Tom sitting on a chair by the door kicking off his muddy boots and peeling back layers of dusty clothes.  He casually drops them at his feet and heads straight for the kitchen. As he passes me I glance… Continue reading A Working Man’s Granola Bar

Chocolate Truffle Cake or the From the Bottom of My Heart Cake

My Dearest Husband, Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.  You are amazing and you prove it everyday.  We made this cake just to say how much we appreciate everything you have done for us. Love, Us With my note finished I could now deliver what would be my 5th From the… Continue reading Chocolate Truffle Cake or the From the Bottom of My Heart Cake

Deep Chocolate Brownies for Big Boys

It is almost dinner time and I am chopping carrots for stir fry when Tom walks though the garage door chattering away on his bluetooth.  He waves and blows me a kiss as he heads into the backyard with a falcon.  Another work phone call.  Or so I thought.  A few minutes later he is… Continue reading Deep Chocolate Brownies for Big Boys

Disappearing Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Rice Treats

Tom arrived home from a 12 hour work day with his partner right behind him.  Both guys were exhausted and hungry from spending the day walking through hills and searching the sky for birds.  As they headed into the kitchen to clean up Tom spotted a plate of Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Rice Treats cut… Continue reading Disappearing Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Rice Treats

No Bake Chocolate Tart for a Happy Husband

While rolling out the dough for this tart my husband called from work for our ritual lunchtime chat.  I could tell right away that he was not in the brightest mood.  As I rubbed flour across the rolling pin and began to flatten the round of dough on the table he vented his frustrations about… Continue reading No Bake Chocolate Tart for a Happy Husband