If you are a long-time follower of my blog, you know that Ms. Myra brings me a box of Christopher Elbow each year on Christmas Eve.  I do all I can to hide them from the kids and make them last until Valentine’s Day when I sometimes receive a box from Better Half.  In case […]

If you haven’t had the chance to experience Christopher Elbow‘s chocolates, let me assure you that these lovelies taste as good as they look!  Here’s what I scored in this box (clockwise from the left):  rosemary, vanilla bean, coffee, Venezuelan spice, Bananas Foster, passion fruit caramel, Earl Grey, Ghana dark chocolate ganache and (center) fleur […]

Christopher Elbow‘s Bananas Foster chocolate tastes just like the dessert — bananas and brown sugar flambeed with rum.  Hear from Christopher and see how they are made here. Bananas Foster Photo #1   Bananas Foster Photo #2 Bananas Foster Photo #3   On Today’s Date in the Past: What’s Black and White with a Touch […]

“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” ~ Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump Forrest has profoundly sound advice, especially for such a “slow-witted and naive, but good-hearted” character.  Yes, you never know what you’re going to get when you open a box of Christopher Elbow […]

Once a box of Christopher Elbow chocolates is open in my house, it’s essentially gone.  To take these photos, I had to kick my kids out of the kitchen and tell them they couldn’t have any chocolates until I was done shooting.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Christopher Elbow Chocolate […]

Proof that my family loves me:  they all leave their lovely warm weather to travel to cold, snow infested Kansas City to spend Christmas at my house.  Adding to the fun is my sister’s mother-in-law who also joins us from the other side of the metro area.  While the grown-ups don’t exchange gifts, Ms. Myra […]

Yesterday was Halloween here in the United States.  Our neighborhood celebrates in a big way.  We start the evening off at a neighbor’s house for a pot luck dinner.  Then all of the kids pile into a flat bed trailer with hay bale seats and travel from house to house trick-or-treating together.  At the end […]