2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 41,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

I don’t know why this is called a salad because it is really more of a dessert but that is absolutely not a complaint as I love to have something sweet with a meal or before a meal or after a meal or in between meals (yes, I have a small sweet tooth problem!).  This … Continue reading

Chocolate Walnut Strudel

Christmas dinner dessert!  Recipe from the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry website.  Easy to make and delicious to eat! 1 egg 1 tablespoon water 4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, chopped (I used chocolate chips) 2 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed as per package directions … Continue reading

Christmas fun with Candy Melts!

I’ve been working so much that I’m way behind in my Christmas prep so I’ve been trying to get caught up especially with the neighbor gifts and candy melts are my new best friend.  The possibilities are endless!  At Michaels they had a couple of fun versions for the holidays – the version in the … Continue reading

Christmas Cupcakes

I had a day of so I spent half the day on Thursday making these for my friends at work.  I was going to make them all snowmen but the box needed some color so I added in some cupcakes with a bit of color on them.  These are Red Velvet cupcakes; all I did … Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Dream Torte

It was our Christmas Bunco dinner last night and I actually got off work in time to go and then I actually won!  Woo Hoo!  I made this Pampered Chef torte for dessert.  It is supposed to be topped with raspberries but they didn’t have any fresh ones at the store so I went with … Continue reading