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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 […]

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

I had the flu this weekend. This probably isn’t something I should admit to, or share, on a food blog; it isn’t exactly appetite inducing. However, despite the misery, early signs of winter descended upon us and we enjoyed listening to a howling wind outside […]

Failed Fusion

Failed Fusion

Carrot Cake is, hands down, my favorite cake… so when I wanted cake this past weekend Carrot Cake was the obvious choice. I will eat Carrot Cake without abandon, without guilt and without regret. But see, I have this tendency to get infatuated with things… […]

How to Make Irish Potatoes

How to Make Irish Potatoes

Saint Patrick’s Day Irish Candy Potatoes are an old tradition originating from a Philadelphia Confectionery. The candy is comprised of whipped divinity and candy cream which is shaped like a certain tube shaped vegetable and then dipped in cocoa powder and cinnamon. Some versions use […]

6 hours & 12 minutes

6 hours & 12 minutes

We live exactly 6 hours and 12 minutes from Las Vegas, by car. I’m not really a big “Vegas” fan, but the sound of a weekend vacation and an all you can eat buffet really had my ears ringing. We even almost booked a hotel […]

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 […]