I’m from Austin, Texas which is rated one of the top foodie cities in the U.S. so there’s always inspiration for new recipes. My neighborhood is like a throwback to the 50’s and 60’s.
The houses were all built in that time period and my neighbors know each other. My three kids and their friends cut through neighbors’ yards to get to the creek and the park. It’s a great hometown feel in the middle of a booming city. My kids are grown now but I still love my neighborhood.
I love baking and every dessert is my friend. I love chocolate – especially dark chocolate. There’s nearly always a dark chocolate bar stashed in a cupboard so I can have a bite every day.
My best friend, Lisa, and her family taught me most of what I know about cooking. Since they are Italian, you might see a slight Italian bent to my recipes but I also love to travel so I hope to include recipes from around the world.
My sister started Chocolate, Chocolate and More to share her baking adventures. When she died suddenly in 2015, I ran the blog in her honor. All the proceeds went to her children. My niece, Grace, took over Chocolate, Chocolate, and More in 2020 so I started this blog to preserve and continue my work.
Chocolate, Chocolate and More caters to those who love simple desserts and prefer things dripping with sugar. I love a good dessert but I’m at the point in my life where I’d like to reduce the sugar.
I also love a bit of a challenge but, as a single mom I also realize not everyone has all day to make a meal. So you’ll find a mix of challenging and easy recipes on this site.
I’m also a science educator so love exploring the chemistry that makes foods come out the way they do.
As I said, I love to travel. I lived in Cambodia for two years. Some of my posts were written while I lived there. I had a very basic kitchen so if I could make a dish in Cambodia, you will certainly be able to make it wherever you live.
I’ve visited 48 of the 50 United States and two US territories (US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) as well as Israel, England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Austria, The Czech Republic, Lithuania, France, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Spain, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, China, South Korea, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Macau, The Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa and Eswatini.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org