Cheers to the summer days ahead! This weekend was hot –  but we loved it. Had the chance to relax on our porch and enjoy the weather. Can’t wait for summer 2016 to begin!


Varadero, Cuba

Throwback Thursday to our quick trip to Varadero, Cuba in 2012.  I know we have a bit of a heat way right now, but I’d love to be away on a beach… Maybe I’ll look into another short trip.  At least tomorrow is Friday! 

Grilling Season

We didn’t end up going to the cottage this weekend but that didn’t stop us from having a great time at home. Between gardening and cleaning up, we grilled some delicious foods. From tastey prime rib burgers to skewered shrimp, we made sure we took advantage bbqing with the warm weather. Our highlight was “surf and turf” – grilled AAA steak and lobster tails. My sister, Dan and I collectively prepared and cooked all of the food.  Simply seasoned, each meal was delicious. 

Double Chocolate Cookies

I made these last weekend when it was cold , snowy and gloomy out.  A delicious treat to brighten up anyone’s day.  I didn’t have chocolate chips, so I used dark chocolate Aero and dark chocolate Lindor (I chopped into small chucks). I think using those two chocolates added extra richness to the cookies. They were soft, chewy and just the right sweetness. I’ll be making them again.