Busy, busy, busy. New job duties, more classes and training a full-time assistant (yay!) are keeping me on the batshit side of crazy. So this recipe has been biding its time until I had an opportunity to take a breath. I had originally intended this to go up just before Valentine's Day, but I was… Read More That’s how I roll
Just think – if you attend the Gluten and Allergen-Free Expo next weekend, you could witness possible acts of awkwardness perpetuated by yours truly. C'mon…it'll be fun! Happy Easter, everyone. I sincerely hope that no one has coma-ed themselves with chocolate. I was smart this year and tempered the chocolate fix with a little peanut… Read More I’ll trade my vacation for cake
I've kind of been a good girl about my 2011 intentions and kicking my own ass. For example, this past Sunday I cranked out 45 minutes on the treadmill, at 4 miles an hour, full incline. For those of you that know me well, this actually had the potential to be a HUGE. DISASTER. Because… Read More Grace personified – that’s me
Holy old nuts, is it cold today. For those of us that reside in the Midwest, today's temperature is just adding insult to injury. But hey, I've got blueberry buckle so it's all good. Until I have to go outside, that is. I was sitting in this very spot last night, playing Facebook games, reading,… Read More Buckling down with blueberries
As I do every year, I spent the week before Christmas busting my tookas to make goodie bags for those near and dear. This year, the bags included body butter, eucalyptus bath salts, brown sugar body scrub, fudge, angelfood candy, hot cocoa mix and caramel corn. While I was flitting around the kitchen, I had… Read More Would you like some BS with your banana bread?
Real snippets of conversation late yesterday morning while out running errands with The Man: After pulling into a parking space at the local Dollar General…which is a hop-skip-and-jump from Subway… The Man: Man, a Philly cheese steak sure sounds good. Me: How do you figure you can call it a Philly anything when all you… Read More Only here
After making breakfast this past Saturday morning, I was hard-pressed to make a decision… Did I remain inside to enjoy the lingering scents of gingerbread waffles? Or did I go outside and clean out the flowerbeds and gardens? For a good portion of the morning, the scents won. I reclined on the couch with my… Read More Scents versus the Sun
Tired. I have a stack of cookies, cakes, and other wonderful stuff to share. But I’m tired. All the time. I broke down the beginning of January and started popping a daily truckload of vitamins, hoping that would help. Not so much. I’m so tired that I am not sarcastic 24 hours a day; it’s… Read More Cream puffs and profiteroles and eclairs…oh my!
Certainly hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with those they love. Me – I am about turkeyed out. It was just The Man and me, so I made a breast and got two legs for him. The carcass fit perfectly into my 6-quart stock pot, so less than an hour after cleaning up the kitchen,… Read More Scones for breakfast
I really need to put a different CD or two into the stereo in the kitchen. I have been listening to so much Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac that I’m amazed I’m not running around in gypsy wear and platform boots. (STAND BACK!) I should probably say that I WOULD be running around in gypsy… Read More I need a little sympathy