• Food

    Chocolate Espresso Cake

    Baking sweets is starting to be an every weekend occurrence. ¬†Whereas I used to be immune to the smell of something sweet and chocolaty baking in the oven, the sweet tooth I gained with my last pregnancy is still with me. Bummer. I asked Brogan what he wanted to bake today and he said birthday cake. Well, it’s no one’s birthday, so we just made cake. I modified a German Chocolate cake recipe I found in one of Blake’s chefy cookbooks by adding some instant coffee. I once watched an episode of Barefoot Contessa and Ina Garten swore by adding a little instant coffee to chocolate desserts because it would…

  • Holidays

    Day 12, 13 and 14 – Coffee, Ice Cubes and Cookies

    I’m a couple of days behind… and then figured I’d go ahead and give the sneak preview on what Max is up to tonight. Day 12 – Max has been pulling some late nights getting in to all this trouble and needed a caffeine fix. Day 13 – Max nearly turned into an ice cube! Lucky for him, his head was too big to fit into the cube, so he’s only partially frozen. When Brogan asked if he was cold, I reminded him that Max is from the North Pole where it is much colder than it is in our freezer. Made sense to him. Day 14 – Sneak peak……