Welcome to my blog! My name is Melissa. I'm a young-at-heart 40-something, born and raised in Northern NJ, right outside of NYC. Cooking has always been a passion of mine and I'm thrilled to share it with all of you!
Category Archives: chocolate
How’s everyone feeling after yesterday’s big “game”? Not much of a game if you ask me…what a blowout! Well, at least we had fun watching it. And now we wake up to the news that there is yet another snow … Continue reading
Knowing the chocolate fiend that my mom is, I had to come up with something a little different for her birthday cake that included lots of it. She couldn’t decide on a cake herself and left it up to me…decisions, … Continue reading
Everyone has their moments when they just want to dive into a bowl of chocolate. Right? Or is it just me? This is why God invented Ghirardelli brownie mix. Or, um, I guess Ghirardelli did… Anyway, do yourself a favor … Continue reading
Back after a short hiatus…we spent the last several days celebrating my Nana’s wonderful, full life. She was the matriarch of our family and the base of many of our traditions, which I will be writing about more in the … Continue reading
If you read my last blog post, you know all about the fun we had at Bella’s Pancakes & Pajamas party. Such a fun theme – everyone should definitely consider it for their next party! And, if you decide to … Continue reading
This month’s Secret Recipe Club assignment definitely creeped up on me, I must admit. It’s been a crazy few weeks here, between Bella’s 5th birthday, end of summer/getting ready for school, and her first day of Kindergarten being today! Combine … Continue reading