Mother’s Day chocolates from Mackenzies

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was devouring a few of our favorite cream-filled chocolates that we picked up from Mackenzies on our recent mini trip to Santa Cruz! Happy Mother’s Day everyone! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 132 of 365. And Day 1,228 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the…

Fast, yummy cookies

I whipped up three hot, fresh cookies tonight, and it took a sum total of 12 minutes! I made cherry chocolate chip cookie dough last week and refrigerated little heaps, all ready to bake. The cookies were delicious and I washed them down with a small glass of cold milk. Yum! Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying fast, yummy…

Pear cake experiment

Mama and I fell madly in love with a pear and chocolate cake when we were in Venice six years ago. Sadly, the restaurant no longer even makes it. So I did some recipe researching when we got home, and I was thrilled to find a Smitten Kitchen recipe for Bittersweet Chocolate and Pear Cake!…

Mama’s new candy crush

Mama and I fell in love with Lindt Lindor Peppermint Truffles a few years ago after a sample lady at Costco insisted we add one to a cup of hot chocolate. Minds blown! I found this giant version a while back and brought it home because I knew Mama would find it hilarious. After enjoying…

Making my latest favorite cookie for the first time

During a farmers market trip a couple years ago, I discovered a wonderful cookie I’d never previously tried. It’s crackly and a bit crisp on the outside and chewy, almost gooey like a brownie, on the inside. They’re called Chocolate Crackle Cookies, which makes sense when you learn that the dough balls are rolled in…

Sweet end to the week

I am beyond wiped out; it’s been a long, exhausting week (with a major highlight of our awesome dog door being installed). I wasn’t sure I’d manage to get anything done today. But after checking the fridge, I realized we needed some fresh groceries. Off I went and dragged myself around the store. My reward for such…

Trio of delicious cookies

Today’s #OneGoodThing was this delicious trio of cookies Mama and I enjoyed with our afternoon tea! Day 8 of 365. And Day 739 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 1 year ago today: Baked Honeycrisp apples 2 years ago today: Today’s #OneGoodThing is a hand to hold What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please…