Summer in a spoonful ~

  Here in good old San Antonio,  it is going to be a sultry 94 degrees today!  (Mind you, it is 18 March; not May, June, July, August; but, March)  Today definitely is NOT soup weather… so, as I drink my HOT coffee in my 83 degree house this morning, I am thinking lemons.  Anything…

CHICKEN SOUP CURES ALL ~ READ ALL ABOUT IT!! Chicken soup may contain a number of substances with beneficial medicinal activity including an anti-inflammatory mechanism that could ease the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections, according to a new study. (Science Daily) Although many foods are considered to be healthy due to their individual blends…

with love…from the kitchen

i love a hand that meets my own with a grasp that causes some sensation ~ s. osgood don’t you just love when you meet an old friend ~ you grab hold of each other’s hands, almost as if to melt away the time that has passed since the last moment you connected? you can…

Val’s Chocolate Cupcakes

I finished reading Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich yesterday, and was inspired to make cupcakes.  I have always used other people’s recipes for cakes, but yesterday, I created a chocolate cupcake that is possibly THE best, most tender and tasty cupcake EVER. The problem now?  Naming it: Val’s Chocolate Heaven in a Cupcake? Chocolate Chiffon Cupcakes? Divine…