Amid the Stress…

February 25, 2017 in design     Add Comment

This spring we were super excited to not only have a photo session but also a family video made! It was a stressful morning for me. I forgot to bring the shirt I wanted to wear and the weather was kinda crappy. But amid the stress there is always love and beauty. Elizabeth and Amy did such a fabulous of making me forget the little things that went wrong, and helping me remember that my family is my greatest treasure!

Thank God!

May 22, 2013 in family , Gardening     8 comments

Thank God for squash!

And for broccoli

And for tomatoes!

And for blessing my husband with a green thumb! We are so enjoying this season!!

Yes, it is just as rich as it sounds!

This flour-less chocolate cake is so easy and it’s definitely a crowd pleaser!

The Cake:

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup grass fed butter

3/4 cup coconut palm sugar

3 eggs, beaten

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler, stirring until smooth and fully melted. Remove from heat.

In a separate bowl mix the sugar, eggs, salt and vanilla. Slowly stir in the chocolate/butter mixture. Continue stirring constantly until fully blended.

Pour batter into an 8 inch parchment lined round pan or torte dish.

Bake at 300 for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.

Pop cake out of pan onto a plate.

The Ganache

1/2 cup coconut butter

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt chocolate and coconut butter in a double boiler, stirring until smooth and fully melted. Blend in vanilla.

Pour mixture over cake and spread it out.

Place in freezer until chocolate sets.

 I like the way the ganache fills the sides of my torte pan so I use parchment paper to bake the cake,  

then flip it out onto a plate, remove the paper and put the cake back into the dish. 

( That was a really awkward and confusing sentence to write.)

ENJOY!!