April 14, 2014

I'm back?


Oh boy!  BOY do I suck!  

I suck at not blogging at all for two months!  I miss it, but mainly I miss writing in general.  Damn, I have got to prioritize better.  Meanwhile, I did just give birth 6 weeks ago and have been busy with that whole hot mess/ yet amazing stuff as well.  It's just been CRAZY over here at the Stonerock residence, but totally wonderful too!

I have goals for this here blog of mine, but I'm just taking it slow, eh hem, very slow for now. I pretty much want this blog to still include recipes and daily life things.  Seems simple enough right?  It can be. And I think the name for this blog still fits well; because with a baby in the mix, it's totally about moderation! << even more amplified now! But for now, most of my mornings consist of being with Claire at whatever time she wakes up, say, 6am, and before I know it, it's noon and I haven't even had my coffee yet or a shower!

Other days I have both.  :)

 Claire Madeline was born 3/3/14 at 1:49am. 7 lbs 6 oz 21 inches long.

I love her more each day!  She's so amazing and such a fun baby!

I try to take photos of her every day because  they were right; I don't know who 'they' actually are, but you know, society. babies really do change every single day.  It's insane. So my life right now is of course busier, but when I do have time, I do try to catch up on my favorite blogs, read aka skim books and magazines, write, and still cook/ bake.

Two nights ago I randomly thought of a quick and simple dessert to make and it's slightly healthier as well! I have zero photos as we scarfed it down as if we haven't eaten a sweet treat in months.  I have always wanted to make from scratch, a flour-less chocolate cake.  And I did just that.

Here's the recipe, friends. Try it. I know you'll love it.

Flour-less chocolate cake 
 Slightly adapted from Allrecipes.com


-3/4 c. granulated sugar
-1/2  c. Unsweetened coco powder
-1 bar of bittersweet baking chocolate {squares}
-1 stick unsalted butter
-3 eggs, beaten
-1 tsp. vanilla extract 
-cooking spray


-Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees
-grease and dust with coco powder, an 8x8 round cake pan
-in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat, melt baking chocolate and butter together, stir until all is melted and smooth.
-once mixture is combined, remove from heat and add the rest of the ingredients; mix well.
-pour into dusted cake pan and bake for 30 minutes.
-cool completely before serving.
* yummy topping ideas: vanilla bean ice cream,  melted peanut butter or caramel sauce, raspberry sauce/ fresh fruit; strawberries, powdered sugar.

This cake was delectable! It has a brownie and fudge-like texture to it but still fun to make and eat!  I actually prefer my brownies fudge-like. So this could be called flour-less brownies. or cake. or both. I mean, it's shaped like a cake. All I know is, it's delicious. I always felt like flour less stuff was difficult to make; it turns out, no so much.


Thanks for reading and I hope to be back before another two months comes and goes.

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