White Chocolate Lemon Meringue Tarts for Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate

White Chocolate Lemon Meringue Tarts for Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate

Here is my second installment into the Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Giveaway. These were the guys favorites. My husband, my boys, my brother in law…all of them thought that these were the best of the bunch. You want to know the best part? They are EASY. The filling itself took about 10 minutes to
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Green and Black’s Pretzel Toffee and a Giveaway!!

Green and Black’s Pretzel Toffee and a Giveaway!!

Most everyone I know thinks of heavens colors as light blues and white and sometimes a golden glow or pink hues. I am here to tell you my friends, heaven’s colors are Green and Black. Green and Black’s is an organic chocolate that I have ADORED for years. Adoration, really, is an understatement. Their chocolate
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I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Said This, But….

I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Said This, But….

I am NOT ready for Fall. I seriously don’t think I have EVER said that! I normally LOVE Fall. The crisp air, the smell of the leaves, the anticipation of that first snow fall that doesn’t stay for more than a few hours. Every year I have anxiously anticipated this glorious season. After all, my
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Fresh Cherry Mojitos

Fresh Cherry Mojitos

I don’t even know how to express to you just how amazing this drink is. I sincerely am speechless. It is the epitome of a Western Montana summer. It is sweet. It’s tart. It’s cool, thanks to the mint, and has lots of sparkle thanks to my SodaStream. I. Am. In. Love. (Don’t worry Dan
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Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries and Life is Good

Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries and Life is Good

I have always been envious of people who have fig trees (ahem…Brandi). I have found of late, that I too am envied. I don’t have any fruit trees, but what I DO have is a family with cherry orchards on Flathead Lake and a cherry distribution company (Cowboy Cherries out of Missoula, Montana). Flathead Lake
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A Little Piece of my Italian Past, with a Vanilla Bean

A Little Piece of my Italian Past, with a Vanilla Bean

I’m not sure if you all knew this. We (our family) lived in Italy for a few years courtesy of  the U.S. Navy. We lived very near Naples for 3 years. For the first three months, everything was “amazing” and “beautiful” and “gorgeous”….I’m not kidding. EVERYTHING….the clotheslines, the trash piles, the stray dogs…nothing was left
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Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!!

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!!

When I found out this morning that it was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day,(MAN I love these types of holidays!) I was going to just re-post my What’s Not to Love Cookies. I sincerely do love those cookies and they do have chocolate chips in them. Then I remembered I had a treasure trove of
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Light as Air No-Bake Cheesecake. Perfect for a Hot Summer Night

Light as Air No-Bake Cheesecake. Perfect for a Hot Summer Night

I’m not sure if you caught my first article in the Huffington Post, and this is SO appropriate for a hot summer day, I felt compelled to share it here on my blog as well. I would love to hear how it turns out for you and how YOU made it your own! I have
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I’m not Gone. Just Busy

I’m not Gone. Just Busy

I haven’t gone anywhere. I am just in crazy mode. I have been moving, preparing for my husband to FINALLY come home for good, making a wedding cake ALONG with handmade gumpaste hydrangeas. Yeah. You can say I am super woman…but you would be wrong. So these are the pictures of what the sky looked
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Black and Blue Sorbet, a Berry Good Recipe ;)

Black and Blue Sorbet, a Berry Good Recipe ;)

I have had a glass and a half of wine and THIS makes me a little bit tipsy. Ok, so, a lot of bit tipsy. I am not proud, but I know that I need to post and I know that you all will forgive me. I sit here with my boys and their friends;
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A Little of How I See Seattle

A Little of How I See Seattle

These 3 guys were sitting across from where my friends Brandi, Megan and I were as we sat down for lunch in a little alley in Seattle. The Man with his back to us, with the denim chefs coat is a great blues singer. I really wanted to go sit with them and ask them
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I Exchanged My Sapphire Ring for a KitchenAid…No Kidding.

I Exchanged My Sapphire Ring for a KitchenAid…No Kidding.

I am the type of person who loves. I love my family. (obviously) I love my friends. I love food. I love Montana. I feel like I should be saying “I love lamp.” (I also love the movie Anchorman…that was a reference to a line in that most awesome movie.) I love raspberries. I love
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Cookie Dough Won Tons….yeah that’s right

***Congratulations to comment #31, Carmen. You won the Ice Cream Cookbook by Susan Whetzel. You will love it! There are some amazing, amazing bloggers out there. You had to have figured that out by now. I have been very lucky to get to know a few of them. Some have turned into amazing relationships that
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Sometimes Mistakes are Just as Delicious. A Tale of Toffee Love

Sometimes Mistakes are Just as Delicious. A Tale of Toffee Love

A while back, Scharffen Berger contacted me and a few other rockin’ bloggers to develop a recipe or two inspired by their tasting chocolates. Seriously…who in their right mind would turn that down??! So I eagerly accepted their offer of test supplies such as their tasting chocolates, baking chocolate, cacao nibs and more. (I have
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have not forgotten about you. I am just busy baking away like I am sure most of you are. Don’t forget to check back in after your Black Friday shopping frenzy to be dazzled my first guest blogger Betsy of Java Cupcake.  You will be glad you did. In the meantime, here are things
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