The Reluctant Entertainer (Recipe: Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake)

I have a guest post up over at the beautiful blog, The Reluctant Entertainer. If you haven’t been introduced to Sandy and her blog yet, now is the time for you to head over and take a look around. Her blog is full of simple and effective entertaining tips, wonderful stories, and scrumptious photographs. Plus,…

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Sequence of Events (Recipe: Paula Deen’s Cookies & Cream Cupcakes)

Paula Deen and I appear to have something in common. We both believe that if you are going to make dessert, you might as well just go all out. Bring out the butter, pour on the sugar… none of this Splenda and light this and that business. Everyday cooking, you need to lighten up, but…

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Freedom to Eat (Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake)

We left our three oldest kids with Grandma & Grandpa yesterday. For the first time, they will be spending a week away from home. We’ve left them in the past to go on vacations, so they have been without mom and dad before, but never away from home. After day one, I miss them a…

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Return to Menu Planning (Recipe: Strawberry Cake)

I have one small goal this week, aside from getting my writing deadlines done by the 30th, and that is to get back into Menu Planning. Now that my husband is not traveling again until sometime after the baby is born, I feel like it is important to get back into the routine of having…

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A Bit of History (Recipe: Grandmother’s Lemon Pound Cake)

I was watching this You Tube video the other day of comedian Louis CK on the Conan O’Brien show. Let me start by telling you, it takes a lot for something on TV to make me laugh out loud. This clip did just that. If you haven’t seen it, take a few minutes to watch…

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Standing Ovation (Recipe: Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Cake)

Ella, who will be 3 at the end of May, is officially potty trained. We have been off and on working on potty training for the past 2 months, but it wasn’t until the last 2 weeks that we have seen progress. She is now at the point where she will tell us that she…

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Vacation Procrastination (Recipe Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars)

As you already know, we leave for our Spring Break vacation tomorrow morning. This morning a friend of mine graciously offered to watch my girls so I could pack and get things ready to go. I had two hours… two hours to sort through clothes, get car ride activities together, figure out what food to…

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Vacation Preparation (Peanut Butter Cake Bars Recipe)

We leave on our Spring Break vacation this coming Friday. We are heading south to visit my parents, who live near sunny South Padre Island, Texas. With three kiddos, flying is typically not at all economical, so we usually make the 2 day drive all packed into the good old minivan stuffed to the top…

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