Oh Valentine’s Day. How do I feel about thee?
I’ll explain, but before I do, some of you might want to grip a chair or chew on a pencil.
Blogging is not like riding a bike . . . You can’t just get back on and start pedaling! Why you ask? You quickly forget how everything works! It’s been waaaaaaaay too long. I have to be honest, I almost talked myself into the delete button.
It’s a rainy, chilly day today. I like the rain, it brings out the bread baker in me. As I look over this blog, two of my favorites are these pull-a-part breads. Oh so delicious, and fun to eat!
Easter is this weekend, and I should be posting something cute, something loaded with sugar and popping with bright colors. Heck, there are certain kitchen drawers in this house that the family flocks too. They are pure sugar! Peeps, Cadbury eggs and a myriad of other Easter treats are scattered in these two deep drawers. ugh.
Today, I simply bring you some dinner . . .
It’s not a secret that we love popcorn in this house.
We eat a lot of it!
Cheddar popcorn + Cinnabon popcorn + mixed together = fabulous.
I am lucky in love.
It’s almost been 37 years, since I said ” I Do.”
I still like the sight of him. I still like the sound of him. I still like the touch of him. I still love all of him!
There is only one thing that annoys me . . .
“It’s not the things we do in life that wear us down, It’s what we don’t do.”
Make pie. Sit down. Eat it. You might not have a chance tomorrow!
From time to time, I grab my phone and point to that P known as Pinterest. I’m just going to quickly browse, nothing more. Soon, I smack myself back to reality. I realize that an hour or more, has whizzed right by. I know . . . none of you ever do this!
When tart lemon and sweet blueberries merge together . . . magic happens! Today, I spent a good portion of the day looking through a huge mountain of cookbooks. One of the perks that this blog has blessed me with, is an array of beautiful cookbooks that pop up at my door.
A new recipe is front and center. Ingredients . . . nicely lined up like soldiers, waiting for their turn to shine.
From a distant corner I hear . . .
Oh Deer – Literally!
As one year ends and another begins, I want to thank you for sharing a little part of my life. This crazy baking blog is a happy space for me and getting to know you through comments and emails brightens my days. I appreciate the ideas you share, your subtle nudges for help and also those of you who just silently lurk behind the scenes. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives, in and out of my kitchen. I’m excited for a fresh new year and the opportunity to put stacks of saved recipes to the test. Time always seems limited, but hopefully the occasional knock at your door will still be welcome.
My wish for each of you in 2016, is peace of mind and a happy heart!
I thought it would be fun for you to see which 10 recipes were the most popular for 2015.
Christmas . . . that magic blanket that wraps itself about us. That something so intangible that it’s like a fragrance!
Most of you probably think I’ve disappeared from recipe earth, but I’ve put on my apron and I’m not taking it off until January! (well maybe to shower)
I’m ready to heat up my kitchen and begin my holiday baking. I’ve stocked up on sugar, butter and flour for weeks now. I’ve also ramped up runs on the treadmill in anticipation of calories. Ugg.
I have so much to be THANKFUL for. I’m thankful for all of you as well. I appreciate those of you who drop me sweet messages and enjoy reading everyone of them. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
Hello fall . . . I adore you.
Please wrap your arms around us and stay a long while,
Drop your gorgeous leaves and let us play in the piles.
Gift us with your colors and humble us with your chill,
Grace us with your calm, your quiet, that peace that we feel.
Hello fall . . . I adore you.
Have you every tried to talk yourself out of making something? I tried . . . I failed! These tropical carrot cake cupcakes, with whipped cream – cream cheese frosting, are just too hard to resist.