A Day in the Life of Mollie - Chocoholic Dog

Let me preface this by saying, Mollie is fine and being a little stinker as usual.Last night was our company's holiday gathering.  I left work a little early to go home and change before going to the restaurant.  When I got home, the bed linens were off my bed and the cushion coverings were off the couch and loveseat.  Oddest of all, my husband and son were not home and Mollie, our eleven year-old beagle was missing.  What was going on?  I had no clue....more

Hot Chocolate Cookie Bites with Marshmallow Whipped Cream

www.garlicgirl.comIf you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to eat a cup of hot chocolate with melted marshmallows, you don’t need to wonder any longer. : )...more

Chocolate Eclair Cake

I’ve always loved recipes.  In fact, for my bridal shower, my sister sent blank recipe cards to all of my guests and asked them to share their favorite recipe with me.  I started my new marriage with over 70 tried and true favorite recipes from all of my friends and family.  What a treasure!...more
Oh! I have a friend that would love this.more

Fudgey Waffle Brownies

I love when you can put your single use appliance to a new use!  Have you ever thought of using your waffle iron to make brownies…....more

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

This chocolate mousse is so delicious.Especially topped with frozen raspberries and some not-very-sweet cereal (or crumbled Knaecke) to cut the sweetness....more

Sweet Revenge

By: Heidi BrodSkintastic Chocolate MousseOkay, we’ll admit it. Every time we reach for another piece of chocolate, mother’s voice rings in our ears, “Watch out, that’ll give you bad skin!” But as our meditation coach keeps telling us, “Put that thought on a cloud, and let it float away.” ...more

Incorrigible and Not A Team Player. Yep, That Is Me.

A few years ago, I participated in a dessert competition. Now, I'm not normally one for entering competitions unless I feel highly motivated to prove myself, or I really think I can win it. Overall, I'm not one to seek out a competition just for the thrill of it (unlike other family members). This is probably the reason I always hated team sports, but I digress. I know I am a good cook and baker, and I normally wouldn't feel any particular desire to publicly prove it. If it wasn't for one thing, and one thing only. I despised the person running the event. ...more


Is it a worrywart trait to seek pleasure on the highest plane? To always be wondering whether–no matter how good something is–it could be better? That’s how it is with me and eating....more

New York City Must TRIES for Chocolate Lovers

For chocolate lovers, you know what its like to be craving a hand-made dark chocolate filled with some exquisite sauce, spice or liqueur. I recently had a craving for a small truffle mixed with a flourless chocolate cake. I didn’t have the exact thing in mind, but I would know it when I saw it. How hard could it be to find such a thing in New York?...more


I've got a bunch of great emails lately.First was when I won this:...more