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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Adopt a Blogger #3 (and Chocolate Caramel Rolo Cookies)

I want to first share with you my hands down, absolute favorite cookie recipe – Chocolate Caramel Rolo Cookies. My mother-in-law gave me this recipe when I first got married and to me it is the cookie recipe to end all cookie recipes. It is that good! Check out the recipe at the SC Johnson…

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A Loving Welcome (and Brown Sugar Pound Cupcakes)

I had the pleasure of interviewing Rabbi Shmuley Boteach this morning for an article I am doing for Her Life Magazine. You have probably seen Rabbi Shmuley around the major morning news shows lately promoting his book The Kosher Sutra.  I first became aware of  Rabbi Shmuley through his show on TLC Shalom in the…

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Ahh Dammit (and a Funnel Cake Recipe)

Ella, my 2 1/2 year old and I were in Target the other day, enjoying a rare morning where just the two of us get to hang out. We were leisurely shopping when Ella all of a sudden burst out in a very loud voice, “Ahhhh Dammit!” Shocked, I looked down to find her just…

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Chance Encounters (and Baked Alaska)

I’ve mentioned this before, but I am a firm believer that every one you meet is placed in your life at that point for a very specific reason. We may never know what that reason is, but even those chance encounters… a small conversation with someone while waiting in line at the grocery store, a…

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