Friday, August 28, 2015


" We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."
                                                                                                              Cynthia Ozick

It only takes a moment to stop and say, "thank you." In today's fast paced world we mustn't forget how important those two words can be to a person. I was raised this be considerate and thoughtful of others. In turn, my husband and I have tried to pass this along to our daughters also. Those two words are sometimes the brightest moment in someones' day. 

Since moving to the apartment I've relied on the wonderful staff here to guide me just about everywhere. I don't mean driving, I LOVE Google Maps for that, but for things in general. For instance what grocery store has the freshest produce and fish. What dry cleaner is not going to ruin our clothes.....all of the day to day things we take for granted after living in an area as long as we did in Princeton.

I really wanted to do a little something for them. Just a thoughtful something....because they have been so sweet to us. I thought something "sweet" might be nice!

Have you ever heard of CAKE BATTER BARK? Come check out just how easy this little "thank you" is to make............

 Clinton Kelly from "The CHEW," is one of my favorite party go-to people. He has some awesome ideas for food, and decor. This recipe was featured on their show. I thought it was quite unique because it has cake batter in the recipe, so I gave it a try.

The ingredients are simple...

* 1 pound dark chocolate-roughly chopped
* 3/4 pound white chocolate-roughly chopped
* 1/4 cup yellow cake mix
*1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles

1.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.  Place the dark chocolate in a bowl over a double boiler and melt. Pour the melted
chocolate onto the baking sheet, spreading the create an even layer.

3.  Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a double boiler.  Add in the cake 
mix and stir until fully combined.  Drizzle over the dark chocolate. Using a utensil, swirl
the white chocolate throughout the dark.  Top with the sprinkles.

4.  Place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove and break into pieces. Refrigerate
in an airtight container until ready to eat.

The result is super yummy! Your taste buds will sense the cake batter's actually
quite a nice change and quite flavorful.

Link to recipe:

This unique recipe would be great as a  PARTY FAVOR TOO!