My friend Veronica's biggest addiction in life is anything chocolate with nuts. I conived with her daughter Griz and agreed to meet up for lunch over at Tarantino's in Pasadena on Friday the 13th! Little does Vero know that it was a surprise lunch for her! Martha joined our Italian feast. Too bad Alicia was having a wonderful time in Virginia with Jazzie and totally missed the fun. I made her a nice batch of in your face chocolate cupcakes with creamy peanut butter frosting (freshly ground pure peanuts from LA farmer's market). Also in her box (but not in picture) was my first batch of black forest cupcakes. It was a 'girl thaang' according to Griz. We were full and happy.