Chocolate Sunday – 10/23/11

Posted Oct 23 2011 in , , , ,

Last weekend, I was in Connecticut, visiting my mom, who is ill. Since she’s not all that mobile, she enjoys watching hour after hour of Food Network or other cable shows, where top chefs compete against each other. On one show, chefs competing for the top prize were judged not just by how their dishes […]

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Chocolate Sunday – 10/9/11

Posted Oct 9 2011 in , , , ,

My 16 year-old is ill this weekend and sad about it. We’d planned to visit Manhattan tomorrow. So, to cheer him up, I am combing my recipes for an easy chocolate dessert that I can eat, too, without undoing my diet success to date. I settled on this recipe – a Christmas favorite. They’re called […]

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Chocolate Sunday – 10/2/11

Posted Oct 2 2011 in , , , ,

On Saturday, the Long Island Romance Writers met for a workshop led by the wonderful Laurie Schnebly Campbell. After a day spent with plots, goals, and motivating factors, a few of the members went out to dinner to continue our bonding. We hit a great restaurant in Garden City, where we were treated well by […]

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Chocolate Sunday – 9/4/11

Posted Sep 4 2011 in , , , , , ,

Sorry for the blog silence. A week after Hurricane Irene, I finally have power again. It was restored last night at 6 PM. Going seven days with no power is damn hard. I’m no pioneer woman. I like my modern conveniences. My husband bravely endured cold showers while I dressed in the gym locker room […]

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Chocolate Sunday

Posted Aug 14 2011 in , , , , ,

Jeannie Moon said last week that me without chocolate is like Kit without the Kat, Baby without the Ruth. That got me thinking – am I different now that I’m practicing moderation? Am I less fun? Who’s going to want to take me to PF Chang’s and share a Great Wall of Chocolate now? Who […]

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Chocolate Sunday

Posted Jul 31 2011 in , , , ,

Spent a wonderful, relaxing Saturday with my husband’s sister and her husband yesterday. It was nice lounging in the pool, laughing and joking around. It was like time stood still for a few hours. My brother-in-law – bless his heart – told me about this segment he’d seen on the Travel channel that made him […]

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Chocolate Sunday

Posted Jul 24 2011 in , , ,

One week down! *pumps fist* Last week, I mentioned my plans to practice moderation when it comes to my chocolate consumption. Doctor’s orders… my blood sugar is a bit high and diabetes has struck my parents and my grandparents. My first week was um… tough. And by tough, I mean like coping with 100-degree heat […]

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Chocolate Sunday

Posted Jul 10 2011 in , , , , , ,

A few days back, my friend Jeff Somers sent me this link┬ácontaining news about a┬ápersonal 3D printer that uses chocolate instead of ink to create chocolate shapes. Let’s pause for a moment to honor the inventors of this most amazing device. Is this not the coolest thing ever? It could be the most important invention […]

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Chocolate Sunday

Posted Jun 26 2011 in , , , , , , , , ,

Starting this week, romance writers from all over the country will converge on New York City for the Romance Writers of America Annual Conference. I’m ridiculously excited about this trip. It’s my first time. I’ll get to meet my agent for the first time since signing with her in January. I’m also bouncing about the […]

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Chocolate Sunday

Posted Jun 19 2011 in , , , , , , , , ,

This week’s Chocolate Sunday is actually a trivia game and my first blog contest EVER! Test your knowledge with a short and sweet (see what I did there?) quiz. Post your responses as a Comment. I’ll give you the answers on Tuesday. Winner gets: CHOCOLATE! (duh) What year was chocolate introduced here in the U.S? […]

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