Caramel Cheesecake Pastries

WELL.  It has been one heck of a year, don’t you think?  I have to say, 2010 really kicked me right in the pants.  In a good way.  In the best way, in fact.  But I’ll come back to that in a minute, because I much prefer to bury the lead (is it lede, really?) when possible.

Ahem.  So, let’s do a few fun facts, shall we?  We shall.  Because I’m sitting in a recliner, wrapped up in a blankie, watching football, and would you believe I have an entire afternoon and evening ahead of me with nary an obligation in sight?  I can’t believe it either. Continue reading

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with Chocolate Chip Walnut Streusel

Whoa, time warp.  I’m missing two weeks here.  What just happened??  It seems someone clicked the hyperdrive button on my life – and now it’s October.  OCTOBER, people!  As in, the beginning of The Holidays (at least, for my business).  As in, I’m about to take a deep breath and dive headfirst into a multi-month stretch of madness – seven day work weeks, 12 and 14 and 16 hour days, and because of that, the only time of year I can hang out with chocolate all day and still lose weight.  Not even kidding.

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Sour Cream Blueberry Scones

I know I’ve been a broken record about this “weather” thing – but, seriously, I can’t help myself.  I know that a bunch of you all are living in places that are suffering heat waves and record setting temperatures and such . . . but honestly, it’s hard to wrap my brain around, considering that I’m STILL WAITING FOR SUMMER TO START.  I went for a jog the other morning and it might as well have been October, for all the gray skies and the wearing of long sleeves and pants.  And don’t even get me started on my garden.  My poor, sad, garden.

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