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Little Mother

Little Mother

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 […]

“I’m Coming With You”

“I’m Coming With You”

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 […]

Award Speech

Award Speech

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 […]

Feeling Toasty

Feeling Toasty

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 […]

Bon Appetit!

Bon Appetit!

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 […]

Welcome Reprieve

Welcome Reprieve

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;” […]

Honeymoon Period

Honeymoon Period

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 […]

My First Love

My First Love

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 […]

Happy Birthday Melinda!

Happy Birthday Melinda!

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 […]