If you give a mom a coffee, she’ll want a donut to go with it.
So she’ll stop by this great bakery on the way to the kid’s school drop off, get the éclair instead, and eat it in four bites. Stuffing her face with saturated fat and sugar will remind her that she’s fifteen pounds overweight. So she heads to the gym....more
Blah. It’s raining today, and it’s hot and uncomfortable inside Glo-Worm’s house. What do you do all day when it’s pouring rain and you’re nannying? I’m not a fan of the TV, as I’ve said, so we’ll probably only watch one show. After 20 minutes in which I’ll hold Glo-Worm on my lap while she sucks her thumb, we’re bored again. So now what?...more
After over 12 years of marriage, you kinda assume you know everything there is to know about a person. I however just found out that peanut butter cookies are my husbands favorite. I mean, I've made them loads of times, I just never knew they were his FAVORITE kind (next to snickerdoodles, which I did know he loved). There was only one thing to do after discovering this little factoid about the love of my life.......more
Are there ever times when you are out to eat and you just want cookies for dessert? You don’t want chocolate to kill you or cheesecake to cost you another 1,000 calories – you just want a sweet little nibble. I feel that way often, especially after too many French fries. And I found out recently I’m not alone.
June 25, 2012 would have been my dad’s 77th birthday. He's been gone for almost a year. For the most part, I had a pretty good day. Of course, I had my moments of sadness. But the weather here was picture-perfect – “his” kind of weather. It is hard to be gloomy inside when it is so pretty outside. Plus, it was cool enough to comfortably make comfort food at the end of June....more
After a fairly calm and mild winter, work on the farm is starting up again. Russell is working long days to get ready for the upcoming planting season - which means he has to get up early on weekends to go check sprinklers.Selfishly, I love my early weekend mornings, alone with my coffee and without any real obligations. I spend these precious hours leisurely reading outside or baking while watching girly movies. Truly, I don't think that there is anything more pleasant than watching Pride and Prejudice with a batch of cookies in the oven....more
These bars are a combination of raw-meets-vegan. A sequel to my "Cocoa Cookie Dough Balls" perhaps, or maybe my "Lemon-Kissed Blondie Bites". And, they started as balls. But, our wee girl keeps calling them "Sticky Balls"....more
"Blogging is Good for You"! Really? "Yes,it's an outlet for stress and you can share so many amazing creations with everyone!" Well, I finally decided to give it a try despite my persistent doubt....more
Hi!Do you guys know what the difference is between muffins and cupcakes? It is OK to eat muffins for breakfast! Alright, maybe a little more than that, but if we can (basically) say it's not frowned upon to eat cupcakes for breakfast why can't we eat cookies?I say we can!...more
Any occasion where food is served piques my interest. Peggy Ann Turner staged a wonderful art exhibit and baked her own treats for visitors. As usual, I asked for the recipe, explaining how it would be shared. Lucky for us, Peggy Ann readily agreed. These biscotti taste unique. They have a sweetness that demands your attention, a perfect texture and a lovely appearance....more
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