Snow in Fort Worth!

What a day! Woke up this morning to about an inch or so of snow and by the time I left for work it was over 2 inches! Crawled to work and the snow just kept coming. Took a bunch of photos, worked a bit and headed back home.

The entire way back, the snow is falling harder and harder when I finally get home my driveway is COVERED in snow and I end up getting stuck in a sludge / ice spot that I can't get out of. I go in to look for a shovel and (wait for it...) I don't have one! The forecast calls for super freezing (upper 20s) temps tonight so it looks like my car is going to be frozen in front of the house :(

On the upside, Roscoe had a blast in the snow. Hope you enjoy the photo!


A short poem with no 'L'

There once was a chick from Texas, who hated each one of her exes. Her job was a chore and her existence was a bore so she moved on to another destination.


My birthday pick flourless chocolate cake!

My special dessert would be a slice of Flourless Chocolate Cake! It is TO DIE FOR! If you've never tried it before, I highly suggest it - although it is not for the chocolate novice. Below is a great recipe:

Ingredients:4 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened)
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus additional for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375°F and butter an 8-inch round baking pan. Line bottom with a round of wax paper and butter paper.

Chop chocolate into small pieces. In a double boiler or metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water melt chocolate with butter, stirring, until smooth. Remove top of double boiler or bowl from heat and whisk sugar into chocolate mixture. Add eggs and whisk well. Sift 1/2 cup cocoa powder over chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined. Pour batter into pan and bake in middle of oven 25 minutes, or until top has formed a thin crust. Cool cake in pan on a rack 5 minutes and invert onto a serving plate.
Dust cake with additional cocoa powder and serve. (Cake keeps, after being cooled completely, in an airtight container, 1 week.)

My prediction is that this will be YOUR fav too!


I'll live anywhere as long as it's got great weather (for the most part)

Right now, the biggest factor for me in where I live is that it is a bigger city, close to lots of activities, I have a well established network of friends and it is affordable. I would like it to be closer to my family but I'm actually only about 5 hours away by car and an hour by air so I can't complain too much.

If I could pick the "perfect" place to live, it would definitely encompass the attributes of a big city, affordable, close to activities, close to family and the weather for me can be a deal breaker. I don't deal with the cold very well at all, so wherever I end up must be warm and must not regularly get snow. Honestly, I should probably be a California girl but the affordability and family factors knock it out before consideration.

Today, the weather is leaving MUCH to be desired. But, then again, I'm in Texas where the motto is "If you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes."