Black Cocoa Cupcakes with Raspberry Chambord Buttercream…and a Giveaway

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Black Cocoa Cupcakes with Raspberry Chambord Buttercream Recipe

In this post from September, I shared with all of you about my journey through treatment and recovery from breast cancer.  That journey humbled me and changed me in ways I will be forever grateful.  I rarely sweat the small … Continue reading




Spiced and Spiked Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

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Chocolate Pumpkin Cake with Spiced and Spiked Whipped Cream Recipe

I’m pretending it feels like Autumn around here even though the temperatures are rising instead of falling. I’ve lost patience waiting for cooler weather so I’ve been making lots of big hearty meals and tummy warming soups in spite of … Continue reading




Salt and Pepper Sandwich Cookies

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Salt & Pepper Sandwich Cookies Recipe

It was 11:30 pm and I was comfortably tucked into bed, book in hand, eyes at half mast, when suddenly the Husband enters the room and through garbled words proclaims ‘now this is a great cookie’.  A half eaten bite … Continue reading




Wellesley Fudge Cake

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Wellesley Fudge Cake Recipe

Can you imagine the mayhem that would ensue in today’s world if a top college official banned sweets from the diet of its students. Unimaginable, right?  Believe it or not, in the late 1800s, that is exactly what the founder … Continue reading




Stack Pie | Two Years Blogging

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Stack Pie Recipe

It seems as though the hands on the clock went round especially fast these past twelve months.  Wasn’t it just yesterday I was posting about my one year Blog-iversary?  I felt like such a new-by, and compared to so many … Continue reading