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December 31, 2006



Hi Kim, That cake looks yummy! Hope you enjoy the evening and Happy New Year to you.


A beautiful cake (Yummy too I bet!) in a beautiful home, made by beautiful Kim.

Have a wonderful evening and a blessed new year!



Happy New Year to you! I'm so glad to have found your lovely blog, and I look forward to reading more in the new year!

kim in Camas

oh my gosh, that looks so good! I bet it's moist. I must try that recipe.

And once again, I adore those roling pins. I have to steal that idea.

Happy New Year to you!


We are grateful for you too...happy new year, Kim!
xo Charlotte

Tina Smith

Well, I baked the sugar cookies, now I'm going to bake this cake, husband is going to get fat! LOL! This will be a good New Year's Day cake...Thanks Jill! Tina


Omigosh! I come to your site and find myself face-to-face with this delicious-looking chocolate chip cake. Looks fabulous and easy, Kim!

I don't cook, so I don't wear aprons, but I love them and what they represent to me: taking time to prepare a meal with love and care, slowing down to enjoy the act of preparation, infusing the food with the love of the cook. Happy New Year and abundant blessings to you, Kim! You are always a bright spot in my day!

Happy New Year to you! I dont remember how I came across your blog but I am gald I did. I really enjoy reading it and looking at your pictures you share. The cake looks really yummy. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.


My mother makes this cake & it is so delish! Friends are always asking for the recipe.

Tina Smith

I was so excited about the cake, that I forgot to say




I will have a slice of that...if I may? I forgot to tell you I made a batch of your sugar cookies...actually several. Everyone raved about them! With yours and Kristi's adorable photos of rolling bet I will be on the look out for some. Love that pic Kim! Have yourself a wonderful New Year's Eve and Day! cherry

Janet K

Happy New Year Kim!! and I agree there are may of us who are kindred spirits even though we have never met. Thanks for the recipies. They are the best kind, the ones that real people make!! Looking forward to your thoughts in the New Year! Take care. HTH Janet


Yum-yum-yummy! Hope you have a very joyful New Year's Eve and all the best to you and your family at Daisy Cottage in the New Year!

Teresa Sheeley

Oh that looks so very good!!

Happy New Year!!


Kim a Happy New Year to you too and thank you for this recipe I'll surely try it!It is wonderful to meet by way of this blog community I would agree!hugs NG


Thanks for the recipe, it looks delicious! Happy New Year...nel


Oh thank goodness you posted the recipe. If you hadn't I was going to THROTTLE you!

Yum-O! I can't wait to try it.



The cake looks yummy and the rolling pins/apron brings back neat memories. I like your storage idea of placing rolling pins in an urn. So glad I found your blog - you always make me smile and my heart sing. Happy New Year!


Mmmm, I would love a piece of that cake, it looks too good to eat though!!! A very Happy New Year to you and thank you for all your lovely comments! Clare x


I have been making this cake for a number of years...but never have made it in a bundt pretty it looks this way and EASY...thanks, Kim...
makes me want to make one of my own :)


Hey new friend! Just came across your blog. LOVE THE PICS! We have similiar styles, and. . . your fav blog list looks like mine! I WILL BE BACK!

Have a Happy New Year!


Can you bring some over to my house?:) I've been craving something chocolately all day! I will have to try the recipe. I love your new cake plate, you can never have too many in my opinion, aprons too, never too many of those. Funny how so many people love aprons, wonder what it is about them.

Thank you for your wonderful blog and inspiration. May you have a very wonderful New Year too!!


All the new picturs are beautiful! The cake looks quite yummy. Wishing you and your family a Wonderful, Happy New Year!


That cake looks absolutely delicious!
A very happy New Year to you. I hope 2007 is a happy one for you. I've loved reading your blog and like you, love that I feel I've met so many like minded people through writing mine. I look forward to more in 2007.


Looks YUMMY! Happy New Year and thanks for all the happy reads you have provided this past year.


Hi Kim, thank you for answering my email yesterday, I had tried this, but I will try again just to see if it works, Happy New Year!! P.S. Do you still have the pics of your former home anywhere where a person could see them? I love the pic of your black bookcase that you built, I need something like that. Thanks Kim, love your pic of the choco cake!


Yum... I have this recipe too.... we make it quite often at our house !! Happy New Year.

suburban mom

That is the EXACT cake my mom made for all of our birthdays growing up.

And when she served it she would put a little glass jar filled with flowers in the center. She also usually served it with whipped cream...yum.


Can I just say THANK YOU for posting this recipe!!!! It's about THAT time (if you know what I mean, lol) and I NEED some chocolate! I am going to bake this cake right now, at 8pm, LOL! Can you tell I'm happy? :)


Guess what's in the oven? ;)


Guess what's in the oven? ;)


Cake looks fantastic, happy new year.


that looks heavenly. Love the thought of you baking in your pretty apron. :)


So glad I stopped by with my latte this morning. I always enjoy my visits here, and today is no exception. I can feel my waistline expanding just looking at that yummy cake! I too collect aprons. Just this past Thanksgiving, a dinner guest surprised me with my new favorite- a leopard print apron! I also have a very large old wood rolling pin of my Mom's that I treasure, and can't imagine baking a pie without it!
Happy New Year to you Kim! Thanks for all the eye-candy and thoughtful prose you share with us all year.


Oh, Divine! That's just what I need *right* now...(this coming from a girl that put a scoop of icecream in her cup of icecream this morning, LOL!)

It's so pretty, Kim!

Becka King

I am sitting her waiting for your page to load and thinking how nice a chocolate bar would be. And POW, my vision is slammed by chocolate goodness. I literally jumped in anticipation of the first bite. And then my brain started working and I realized it was only a picture.


I use a recipe almost exactly like that! It's a family favorite. The cake is good in lemon, too - just use lemon cake mix and pudding in place of chocolate and add lemon zest instead of chocolate chips. It's very good!

Tina Smith

Kim, I baked your Chocolate Chip cake for my photo shoot tomorrow! I'm going to put it on my favorite creamware platter that says, Pure Butter. It has a huge glass dome that sits over it...I'm going to sprinkle the powdered sugar on it just before they come so it will be pretty and white...Thanks for the recipe, it was so easy! I love that! Tina


What a beautiful cake.Can't wait ti try it.Stumbled upon your blog this morning and love it! Beautiful!

jenny holiday

Looks picture perfect!!

Happy Happy New Year!!

xoxo Jenny


This was the first time I visited you blog! I live in South Africa & have a coffee shop called The Chocolate Daisy, & am always looking for nice choc recipes for the shop! Will have to try it this weekend1


You're using your cake dish in such an interesting way! It made me grin as I have one just like it.

Love your blog; bet you'll never find this comment, though. Ha!


Did you use a small or large box of pudding in the cake, Kim? Can't wait to make it...lovelovelove your blogspot! Love,Carolyn


I would like to make this but need to know if I should use a large or small box of pudding

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