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4:15 A.M.

This morning, a little after 4 a.m., my eyes fluttered open because I heard a noise. Actually, this is the third time this week that a late night noise has pulled me from my already sporadic slumber. The first two times were weird; once I woke up in a panic and scrambled off the bed …

Summer Holiday Parfait

Bite-size cubes of THIS CREAM CHEESE POUNDCAKE, a recipe so simple that Evan read the instructions and made it almost all by himself (point of reference: Evan is 9), layered with Jell-O instant vanilla pudding and fresh sliced strawberries, topped with blue-tinged whipped cream. Party in a glass. Happy 4th Everyone!!  

If You Can Read, You Can Cook

When I started writing this blog I had approximately a zillion and one ideas about what direction it should go in. I thought about meal planning, and being budget conscious. I thought about my strange kitchen experiments that often yield pretty great results (and sometimes not so great…). I thought about the foods we enjoy as …

Insanity

From the looks of all the Snickers Cupcakes and Kit Kats wandering around this blog I’d bet you never knew a fitness craze has slowly but surely taken over our household. I think it began sometime just after we scheduled an 8-day beach trip with my whole family for this summer, but I can’t be totally …

Snickers Satisfies

There are two perfect ways to eat a Snickers bar: Buy a King Size Snickers Bar and share half. Half of a King Size Snickers Bar is smaller than a regular candy bar, but definitely enought to stave off your chocolate-peanut-caramel craving for awhile. You feel like you had a few bites of candy without …

Chit Chat

My littlest guy, Evan really REALLY likes to talk. He talks in the morning. He talks at night. He talks at school. When we go for conferences his teachers always say, “He’s so smart! And social!!!” When my little fella trudges in from the school bus looking all crestfallen and defeated, it’s always because he …

Kit Kat Cake

Let me start by saying that I can’t take credit for this cake. I’ve seen it about 436 times on Pinterest. But my Andrew turned 12 and asked me for a cake covered in candy. I don’t really know what exactly he had in mind, but this immediately jumped into my brain full speed ahead. …

Twelve

Yesterday my biggest boy, Andrew turned 12.TWELVE. Are you kidding me? In my head Andrew is still like this… But now he’s like this… I take comfort in the fact that he still likes Legos. And chocolate cupcakes. And like any other twelve year old kid, Andrew has 3 favorite food groups: cheeseburgers, pizza, and …

A Whole Buncha Things. And Cake.

Yesterday was one of those days. Chad woke up crabby. Andrew forgot his lunch. I stubbed my toe on the vaccum cleaner and dropped a soapy dish on the kitchen floor. It broke. So I decided to get lost in the refuge of my blog. I settled on the sofa, opened my laptop up, and no …

Post 101; An Introduction

For those of you that land here on a regular basis for recipes and random stories, I would like to thank you from the very bottom of my heart. I have very much enjoyed being a part of the blogging community and am inspired on the daily by things I’ve read in your posts or seen …