A Word A Week Challenge: Decadent

I may have mentioned in the past that I like to bake. So, when I see the word “decadent,” my mind immediately flashes to some of the more delicious creations that have come out of my oven.

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Double chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache icing, and apple spice cupcakes infused with homemade caramel, iced with ginger apple spice frosting and drizzled with caramel. NOM.

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Red velvet and vanilla cupcakes, with dark chocolate rum ganache and marshmallow cream frosting.

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I need to dig this recipe back out. It was a chocolate brownie-type crust, with a cream cheese filling, more brownie, mini-marshmallows and chocolate frosting. One bite’s really all you need.

That’s my take on “decadent.” If you have photos you think would fit the theme, and  you’d like to share, head on over to A Word in Your Ear for the rules.

Free Range Cow in Maine

I’ve known for a while that Chloe is a cow who gets around, but I was stunned, stunned I tell you, to find her tasting cheeses in Portland, Maine. Some say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Others say pics or it didn’t happen. That’s right, I caught that cow red-handed and pink-nosed in a Cabot Cheese shop, and here’s the picture to prove it. I bet her family in Idaho will be surprised to discover what Chloe gets up to when they’re not looking!

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One Lighthouse, Two Views

The only thing I love more than lighthouses is chocolate. And margaritas. And some other things. But what I’m trying to say is I love when the land around lighthouses lends itself to climbing around to get different angles of said lighthouse. Portland Head in Portland, Maine, is one such lighthouse. Here are two distinctly different angles, shot at sunrise Monday.

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