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Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Valentine’s day, a day of love where you express and share your love with loved ones. A day where there are symbols of hearts and the share of chocolates. Win over your loved one’s heart by making them some chocolate chip cupcakes topped with a chocolate heart.
You can make the frosting and chocolate hearts any color you want to make them Valentines themed. You can make the frosting and hearts red, pink, purple, or any other color you choose. I used purple for these cupcakes for an event we were doing where the theme color was purple, but you can …

 

Dating Through Cancer: My Love Story

Our Wedding Day in September, 2010
Since today is Valentine’s Day, I thought I would tell you a bit about my Valentine – my husband. I met Marc in August of 2007, just three weeks before being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. We’d been out a few times, and I had no idea how to tell him the news. We hadn’t even had ‘the talk’ about being in an actual relationship. I thought for sure that my summer fling was going to run for the hills.
After I told my immediate family about my diagnosis, I called Marc to tell him. I will …

 

Prima Pasta

One of my favorite comfort foods has always been pasta. No matter how you serve it, with butter and melted parmesan, or doused in sweet red marinara sauce, it’s always satisfying and delicious. It may sound strange to some but one of my favorite ways to have pasta growing up was casserole-style, mixed with tuna fish, mayonnaise and dill pickles, mmm. And I can’t forget to mention my mother’s scrumptious pasta salads that are the staple at most of our barbecue’s all summer long.
As of late, pasta has gotten a bad rep. Many of us hold the noodle accountable for …

 

“Hootie Hoos” chicken pot pie a real winner!

Carla is off Top Chef All Stars, and i miss her unique and fun personality.  And, her “Hootie Hoo” perking greeting. I mean, it’s one of those sayings that sticks, like BAM from Emeril Lagasse.
Lucky for me, Carla’s memory lingers and especially her winning Chicken Pot Pie dish.  Even Tom  Colicchio loved it.
Carla’s remarks at judges table about including both a pre cooked, top and botttom crust, got me thinking.  I mean, i’ve been making the old comfy standby Chicken Pot Pie for ages, without complaint, but i thought, i should try this using her method.
Not for anything, but i …

 

"Hootie Hoos" chicken pot pie a real winner!

Carla is off Top Chef All Stars, and i miss her unique and fun personality.  And, her “Hootie Hoo” perking greeting. I mean, it’s one of those sayings that sticks, like BAM from Emeril Lagasse.
Lucky for me, Carla’s memory lingers and especially her winning Chicken Pot Pie dish.  Even Tom  Colicchio loved it.
Carla’s remarks at judges table about including both a pre cooked, top and botttom crust, got me thinking.  I mean, i’ve been making the old comfy standby Chicken Pot Pie for ages, without complaint, but i thought, i should try this using her method.
Not for anything, but i …

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer loves any holiday that involves going to restaurants for a special dinner or cooking something special at home for that special someone(s).  It is our type of holiday filled with love and good food!
While my e-mail box has been filled with tempting emails from our Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer participants sharing and tempting me with their wonderful menu, course after course of delicious food and yes desserts, too!  I have made no plans. I have been so busy working that time has gotten away from me.

Tags: Bakeries, Boston, boston bakes for breast cancer, candy, …

 

Mama

No worries, I’m still going strong on all of the pink! (if you were concerned)
I can’t believe it’s about half way through October. The past few days I’ve seen so many people wearing pink ribbons around the city. One person (who was wearing a ribbon himself) on the subway even pointed out my button I have on my bag that says “Think Pink” with the breast cancer ribbon and said how much he liked it.

Tags: Breast Cancer, love, memories of a child, mothers

 

Let It Begin.

If you know me, you probably know my story.
When I was 12 in 2001, my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. She faced what most face when going through treatment – hair loss, constant fatigue, and pain. Being so young, to say it was hard to watch my mom go through it all would be an understatement. Although it felt like everything around me was changing, one thing always stayed exactly the same. My mom was still my mom. She still kissed me goodnight and made sure me and my brothers …