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You Put the Lime with the Coconut

You Put the Lime with the Coconut

I have all these recipes I want to share with you sitting in my drafts folder, most are both made and photographed, some are just ideas, but they’re all waiting for me to have time to type them out for you with a little anecdote. […]

Surprise Treat

Surprise Treat

There is a lovely little specialty bakery in Gresham, Oregon, by the name of CloudTree & Sun Inc. (112 N. Main), that sells: The. Most. Delicious. Sticky Buns! They are coated in gooey caramel and baked with ripe, crunchy, nutty pecans throughout. The bread melts […]

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

‘Tis the season for citrus; it is refreshing, cool and tickles your bones as it rushes through your body – why wouldn’t you love it? Plus, you can eat it outdoors on a hot day without adding to the penetrating, suffocating heat you must already […]

Climbing Trees

Climbing Trees

I grew up on Main Street; I don’t say that like the politicians say it (who are all lying anyway), I say that because I literally grew up on a Main Street. I always found the name a little silly because we lived in a […]

Santa’s Secret

Santa’s Secret

I have it on good authority that Santa is getting a little tired of cookies and milk! After a few millennia of the same treat, wouldn’t you?  Mrs. Claus confided in me while I was visiting her during my break from the toy shoppe, that […]

Badge of Glory

Badge of Glory

Nearly one year ago, I shared with you my sad, sad, tale and lamentable story about not winning my company’s annual summer picnic dessert contest; it was fixed, I know it (that’s what I believe to get myself through it anyway) – no really it […]

Endless Opportunities

Endless Opportunities

Some like it hot, orange juice that is… okay, a very limited few “some”, me included. The way it soothes as it rushes down your gullet and the way it warms up every part of your body is pure comfort. It is just like a […]

Gooey Goodness

Gooey Goodness

My darling, darling! friend Heather came to visit me a few days ago. Well, she didn’t exactly come to visit me solely per se…. but a girl can pretend! Spurred by her visit I’ve added a new section to my blog linking to all my […]

Sister Envy

Sister Envy

Our first Sunday here in Utah, in our new home and in our new ward, my sister Pamela was introducing me to her friends and people she knew, when one of her friends said, “I’m so jealous – I totally have sister envy!” Being away […]

I’m baaack!

I’m baaack!

The things I always remember about moving are the fun parts; purging all the old collections of forgotten items left hidden after they have fallen behind furniture, replacing favorite possessions you wouldn’t otherwise justify spending the money on, and venturing recklessly into the unknown with […]