Friday, May 28, 2010

Simply Marbleous

Sam asked me to make this Marbleous Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Carmel Glaze for his birthday. It was super simple and very delicious. There is one piece left, I wonder who is going to be brave enough to take it. I'll let the birthday boy have it.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Rhubarb, not Rebar...

Rhubarb? What? To eat? Isn't that the stuff they use in concrete? Oh, not Rebar, Rhubarb! Ok, so I had never heard of Rhubarb until I moved to Washington. Does Ohio not grow Rhubarb? I still don't know. I was always hesitant to try it, but once I did I was an instant fan. I attempted my own Strawberry Rhubarb type crisp (more so with biscuits) a while back and did not like it. Sam graciously ate it, but he never went back for more. I was determined to find a recipe I liked. Strawberries and Rhubarb came in our veggie/fruit box last week and I knew this was my perfect chance to try again. Here is the recipe I found, tried and absolutely loved! Rhubarb Crumble from the Food Network. I left out the hazelnuts and just added more oats. The recipe does not call for Strawberries, I just wanted to add it in for myself.

Monday, May 17, 2010


If you know me, then you know that I love surprises. The good kind of surprises. That's exactly what I got from Sam for our 4 year anniversary. (Yes, that was back in March. Yes, this is a much belated post). The morning after our anniversary Sam told me to leave the day open for a 2:00 massage appointment at a local Salon and dinner out. I couldn't be more excited! The massage was wonderful and I hurried home to get ready for a night on the town. When I entered the house the first thing I saw was our living room rearranged to be a dining room for two, candles lit everywhere, music playing and Sam dressed to the nines. Then I heard the faucet turn on in the kitchen. Hhhmm, someone else is here, I thought. It was our friend Greg who was preparing dinner for Sam and I. He had driven from Seattle to make Sam and I a 5 course dinner. It was fabulous! Bruschetta with a quail egg, salad with pomegranate glaze, butternut squash ravioli, chicken and molten lava cake for dessert. Words cannot describe how amazing this meal was. It was such a fun night and I'm so thankful to Sam and Greg for helping make our anniversary special.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day Mom! I love you very much. I can never thank you enough for the way you raised the four of us.