Beautiful weekend and a Special Birthday celebration!

HI there!! This past week was filled with lots of Fall cleaning, more decorating and baking. This past weekend, we celebrated my son’s 21st birthday!! We had such a wonderful time going to our local winery, listening to some great vocal & acoustic performances from the talented Andy Cavanaugh, and having a lovely takeout meal…

Yard work and Fall Decorating

It’s that time again! A new season approaching and Fall cleaning continuing as the Autumnal decor goes up, the crafting bug starts again & yard work begins to prepare for the next season in the garden. I am always reluctant to release my grasp onto summer, but around this time in September, I begin getting…

Chocolate Bread and another Monday

Happy Monday Everyone!! Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Our weekend was full of projects in the front yard, in front of our picket fence and trying to redo the design (landscaping) of the front yard. Next year, we will be redoing a new and improved picket fence, but we wanted to tackle the…

Black Bean Brownies

I had my friend & Food Stylist for my new & upcoming cookbook, Rachel, over for a taste testing/business meeting last week & this was the dessert served. It was so decadent & delicious! It’s a Black Bean Brownie! I served it with homemade vanilla ice cream & homemade peanut butter caramel sauce (From a…