Growing up as the youngest of six children I relished in the moments when I got to play little Mother to my sister’s children: dancing and singing to the “Little Mermaid” with Whitney; feeding Darrian and Danica in an oversized rocking chair; sliding down the giant staircase with my sweet little niece Erin; reading nighttime … Read moreLittle Mother
This was my Valentine’s Day Card: Locke is my favorite character; the original Locke, not the unLocke, Flocke, or the Man in Black, but John Locke. The Man in Black is merely a disguise of a person without identity. He claims that Locke’s follies make him a victim, that Locke was “weak, pathetic, irreparably broken … Read more“I’m Coming With You”
I’m just so amazed at how vast the blogging world is. I thought it was just about writing, but there are challenges and conferences, feed burners and followers, get togethers and giveaways, politics and photography, and now I’ve discovered there are awards! Blog awards given from one blogger to another is the most rewarding aspect … Read moreAward Speech
I never quite got around to making last month’s Daring Baker’s Challenge. I have to admit, I was extremely intimidated by it, (yes! that is the purpose of the DB) and every time I walked into the kitchen to tackle it… I ended up instead with cinnamon chocolate cake, or a walnut tart, or pumpkin … Read moreFeeling Toasty
There has been a lot of hype going around regarding the Julie and Julia movie, especially and of course, amongst food bloggers, and let me tell you: It is devastatingly brilliant! I waited far too long to go see it, for reasons outside of my control and much to my chagrin, but again: It is … Read moreBon Appetit!
This month’s Daring Bakers challenge was not nearly as difficult as I had anticipated. When I first read the instructions, the whole “to make it easier to pull the dough, you can use your hip to secure the dough against the edge of the table;” had me pretty nervous – even before my hip stress … Read moreWelcome Reprieve
I think the first time I had Crème Brûlée was on our Honeymoon Cruise, and considering it was part of a buffet line I’m a bit surprised that it made an impression that was positive. Grand Caymen, Cozumel, and New Orleans 2002. The cruise director admonished us not to exchange personal information with the locals, … Read moreHoneymoon Period
As I mentioned, I was having trouble choosing a new book to read until I saw one my first love: Wuthering Heights. A few months back I went through my book shelf and turned all the books I wanted to read in 2009 on their spine. When my sister Pamela posted a blog about her … Read moreMy First Love
I treated my dear friend Melinda Lloydling and her family to a Birthday dinner, and as I’ve mentioned before I always try to do my best to celebrate any and all special occasions. Although this month has been a little rough, remember before when I said I can always make a cake? Well, it still … Read moreHappy Birthday Melinda!