National Chocolate Cake Day

  January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day and the possibilities for celebrating are endless.  There is no wrong way to indulge on this great day. You could even eat it for breakfast, because as Bill points out, "Eggs! Eggs are in chocolate cake!" It's health food, really. My go-to chocolate cake recipe is the one found on the back of a container of Hershey's Special Dark cocoa, Hershey's "Especially Dark" Chocolate Cake. It makes a scrumptious cake that is so delicate and moist you're actually surprised by it's rich, dark chocolate taste. Also found on the back of the container is a recipe for dark chocolate mousse. I decided to go all out with this cake, so I made the mousse and spread it between the layers. Dark chocolate frosting on top with some ribbons of mousse and … [Read more...]

What to Put On Your Wedding Gift Registry

How many of you out there registered for fine china, crystal and silver flatware that has since gone either unused or barely used? Or maybe you registered for a bath towel warmer or a remote control caddy thinking you'd definitely use those things then ended up selling both in your first yard sale. Here's your opportunity to educate brides-to-be far and wide! Please consider answering one or all of the following questions: What did you put on your wedding gift registry that has been the most beneficial, most used item in your household? What did you put on your wedding gift registry that is either still in it's original box or is collecting dust somewhere? What do WISH you had put on your registry that you didn't? I'll go first. 1. I'd have to say our everyday dishware has … [Read more...]