Sweets

Say “Cheese” or maybe “Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries with Chocolate Ganache”, please.

a spoonful of Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries with Chocolate Ganache

a spoonful of Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries with Chocolate Ganache

What is Valentine’s Day without Chocolate?  It’s an incomplete Valentine; that’s what I say.  Add strawberries and cheesecake and do you know what you have?

Guilt!

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Orange Macadamia Cream Cheese Bread or That Name is Too long!

Orange Macadamina Cream Cheese Bread with Orange Syrup

Orange Macadamia Cream Cheese Bread with Orange Syrup

Well, here we are again.  Blogging twice in one week has to be a record.  But while we were at Lake Tahoe and a little cooped up because of the snow, I decided to make a sweet bread.  It wasn’t particularly cold (40’s during the day), and we were able to get out every day and take Obie T. Dogg for a walk around the block, but we couldn’t really walk around the forest or go to some of our other favorite haunts, because there was just too much snow and some of the roads are closed during the winter. Plus, it was a three day weekend in a ski resort, so there were people everywhere!

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Flourless Chocolate Coconut Almond Drops and Elfin Magic for the Holidays

Caught with his hand in the cookie

This is one of the newest elves to show up…either a friend or relative of Edmond Elf (he’s not really sure which one.)

The above elf is not Edmond.  Edmond is older, taller and wears red.

He doesn’t mind purple, he just thinks it’s not as festive as red and green.

Last blog post I introduced you to my little elf friend, Edmond Elf. (PS  he doesn’t like to be called Ed or Eddie or any derivation thereof. I found that out the hard way.)He is a good natured elf, but gets himself into all kinds of trouble because he’s a curious little guy and quite full of himself.  He joined our family last year.

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No cook. No machine. No Scream. Strawberry Ice Cream.

Well, it continues to be hot here in the mid-Sierras. Yesterday it was 100 degrees outside at the 3200 foot elevation mark (where we live).  That doesn’t happen very often and because of that, we don’t have air-conditioning in the Schmautzhaus.  We have a whole house fan that cools things down at night and we have fans in all the rooms, but by around 3:00 the only thing the fans do is circulate the warm air.  Looks like today is going to be more of the same.  I have a photo shoot in Sacramento today or I would be headed to Tahoe.  Monday Obie T. and I are going for sure.

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I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream

Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream with Hot Fudge Sauce

We all scream for ice cream, is how that saying is supposed to go.  However, I am now 1 for 3 as far as ice cream goes (1 win to 2 losses).  So, now every time I tell my fam that I’m thinking about making ice cream, I think they all do a silent scream.

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Brownies! or What to make when you have cute straws.

Brownies and milk and cute straw

Yesterday Brown (UPS) brought me a package that I had ordered from Amazon.com last week. I was pretty excited about it and I was anxious to use it in a photo.  What was it?

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