Tag Archives: chocolate

Not being the first person to run to the kitchen when sweets are put out

 

I work in an office where people are always sharing food.  People bring in cakes.  They put out muffins, scones, and croissants, like there ain’t no tomorrow.  It’s hard n a girl who likes to eat.

I’m trying to avoid the kitchen area but it takes much strength.

And when I get an email saying “Goodies in the kitchen!” I’m trying not run the 100 yard dash getting over there.

Sweets, I will resist you!

 

Can I have some more chocolate?

 

When my son was in first or second grade, we used to stop at a coffee shop near his school for breakfast.  He would often get a chocolate croissant.

One morning while he was eating, he shared that he wished that the layer of chocolate went all the way to the edges.  He didn’t like the part that was just bread.  Luckily I did and he would give me the crusts and I’d happily eat them, scavenger that I am.

I suggested to my son that he could tell the coffee shop folks about his comment.  He told them and do you know that they started making them with more chocolate?

The moral of the story?  Speak up!  And, more chocolate is always better!

 

5 minute cake in a mug

 

I love baked goods but they are my downfall.  One way to satisfy my sweet tooth without going overboard is my discovery of  the single sized baked good.  Case in point: the 5 Minute Cake In a Mug.  What a fabulous idea!  No more eating the whole pan of brownies.

I had made this one time before and must have liked it because I added it to my collection.  Last night I wanted something sweet. I asked my husband if he wanted me to make brownies.  He declined, trying to be good.  Well I wasn’t going to make a whole pan of brownies to tempt him and gorge myself.  So, 5 minute cake in a mug to the rescue!

The only problem, it’s got a zillion calories.  Next time I will make some healthier substitutions like applesauce for the butter, or use less butter.  Something.  But it was still better than eating a pan of brownies!

My Birthday Party – Young At Heart

I celebrated my birthday over the weekend.  It was a very small gathering.  I had a Hello Kitty  theme.  Yes, I am 49 years old.  Call me forever young and quirky but I like Hello Kitty and that’s what I wanted.

I baked my birthday cake.  It was a recipe from CakeSpy that I found on Serious Eats.  It turned out so well.

It was the best cake I’ve ever baked and I owe it all to the recipe!  Yum.  I think everyone liked it.  I had a few friends at the party.

My husband and I were there, of course.

And my poor Mother who was horrified that I was 49 having a Hello Kitty party!  LOL

We tried to light 49 candles but it took too long and we gave up less than halfway through.  :(

It was a great party, and exactly what I wanted!  :)

Choc-lo-va!

 

I just learned something new.  There is something called chocolate baklava. Because I love chocolate and baklava, it stands to reason that I’d like them together.  Right?  For the recipe, please go to a new blog I found called La Receta de la Felicidad which means The Recipe for Happiness!

German Chocolate Cake

What did you do for Father’s Day?  :)

Chocolate Croissants Rock

chocolate crossaint

chocolate crossaint (Photo credit: dennisandluba)

I was bad.  I just had a pain au chocolat at Pret a Manger.  Absolutely – dee-lish.  It was light, flaky, buttery with just the right amount of chocolate – a lot!  Yum.  What can I say?  Big girls gotta eat!