Adventures in Eating: Chocolate Chip Cake with Frosting

As far back as I can remember, I have always loved to eat cake. I found it much more interesting than ice cream, and rightly so! Cake is at the center of almost any important celebration. Birthdays, weddings, showers, anniversaries, and holidays…could you imagine them without cake? Usually cakes are decorated ac­cording to the occasion…. read more »

Adventures in Eating: Choco Mint Snappers

As you drive into this small college town in Oregon, the prosperity is no­ticeable. The homes vary in design from all wood Victorian styles with ginger­bread pitched roofs, to solid red brick ones denoting a simple eastern feeling, to newly painted modern stucco ones. Driving the freeway is not a dreary task, as traffic moves… read more »


The term chocolate is described as a taste associated with chocolates in the wine. This is commonly found in full-bodied red wines such as Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Raisin Clusters| Food and Wine Pairing

Adventures in Eating: Chocolate Covered Raisin Clusters Rosemarie | November 1984 This is way off the topic of today’s column, but I could not resist sharing some good news. Two cakes from Rosemarie’s Kitchen were submitted for judging in the LA County Fair. Both won ribbons! It did my ego worlds of good. I’m still… read more »

Wine of the Month Club | Cocoa Vino

Paul: Hey, welcome to my kitchen!  I’m going to make you the most incredible whipped cream that you can use on chocolate desserts.  Actually, my daughter came home from school and she made a cannoli type cookie, and then filled them with the same cream we’re making right now.  It’s incredible.  It’s made with Cocoa… read more »