2.25.2011

Chocolate Coffee Truffle Cake with Chocolate Ganache




My husband and I don't go out for Valentine's Day.  We don't exchange ooey-gooey cards, either.  I hate crowds and lines and overpriced grub.  Our tradition is to stay at home, put the kids to bed early, light some candles, and create a restaurant-worthy meal for cheap.  The Hubs is not a big fan of desserts (unlike me) so I made something I wanted.

2.24.2011

Petunias, Petunias

If you're anything like me, you've gone to your local nursery or home-improvement store and been astonished at the prices of Wave Petunias. These beautiful, eye-catching plants full of colorful blooms look amazing in flower beds and containers. They are easy to grow (no pruning or deadheading necessary!) and pretty drought tolerant.  However, the hefty price tag isn't so easy on the eyes.  I'm not talking about the regular petunias; we are focusing on Wave Petunias.