Red and Green Chocolate Bark

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Just a brief update on our temporary absence from the blogging scene. These last few months have been ultra busy and challenging for both of us – a new job, many new recipes being developed and tested for our upcoming new book (watch for it in the coming year as well as a rebirth of our present blog format),  a new roof being installed on our house, and sadly, the loss of our beloved cat Bhakti on September 4th. We posted about him earlier in the year, telling you about his struggle with lymphoma. What a challenging journey – so many ups and downs. He fought so hard to live, but in the end his body was too weak to sustain the life he desired. We’ll always treasure the gift of this beautiful and special soul’s presence in our lives. A peaceful spirit, filled with pure love and joy. Just thinking about him brings a smile to my face and fills my heart with joy. Continue reading

Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake

This week’s TWD recipe heralds the beginning of the holiday baking season, at least for us. Anything involving gingerbread is a definite favorite in our house, invoking fond memories of baking with Mom and Oma – three generations in the kitchen, gathered around the table, cooking and baking together. Albeit a very rare occasion, made possible only during our not so frequent visits to Germany. Continue reading

Our latest book: In Celebration of the Season

A few days ago we mentioned that our brand new e-book would be available for download. A few minor, but very time consuming, if not gut wrenching, changes had to be made. Who knew that publishing for e-pub would be this challenging? Quite frankly, print book publishing is a snap in comparison. But we did it! Received the publishing  confirmation from Lulu earlier today, meaning it could still take a few more hours (hopefully not longer) for it to be available for purchase in either our Lulu store,  the iBookstore, or Nook store. We are ecstatic and incredibly relieved that at least the e-pub is completed. Now on to the finalization of the print and pdf versions. Continue reading