“He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.” Michael Pollan
My daughter Maci asked if I would make her chocolate, peanut butter, probiotic, sugar-free birthday cupcakes . . . my word, that’s a lot of words. This is what I came up with. They are gluten free and sugar free. Made out of walnuts, they taste like brownies. My younger daughter, Holli, had one for breakfast and thought she was doing something wrong when I told her she could have one. I have three more birthdays coming up and there is no telling what each one of them will ask for. I’m scared. They think I can do anything when it comes to birthdays. I think my family has been the inspiration for most of my recipes. Makes me happy to see them enjoy something that is decadent, tasty, and really good for them.
I am constantly thinking about food and recipes. I have collected cookbooks since I was a young girl and have shelves of cookbooks, and have used them all. I never knew why I collected cookbooks and pretty dishes. I have so many, and now I use them all on my website and blog. My husband laughs now, as I pull out dishes I have had for years and put them to good use in pictures for my blog. I now feel completely justified for my compulsions. I just need more cabinets to store them in – ha! I told him to get on it. After all, I have five refrigerators, what’s a couple more cabinets . . . right?