Halloween Homemade Candy: Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Seed and Candy Corn Bark and A Crazy About Chocolate GIVEAWAY!

Okay, look. If we are going to do this thing, this blogging thing. . . . This thing —-> where I type  and you read. You know. . . . .THIS. YOU. AND. ME. It might get a little rough. Like, I might say,”I PROMISE IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER TO POST EVERY SINGLE DAY BECAUSE I’M THE HALLOWEEN GURU, AND I LOOOOVVEEE HALLOWEEN. AND I LOVE YOU. . .” BLAH. BLAH. BLAH. And then you’ll be like, “Great. Fab. I’ll try and click over everyday.” But only, sometimes when you click over (like Read more […]

German Chocolate Cake Trifle and Christmas Memories

Christmas at my house. . . .I’m taking a picture of my kid taking a picture of food. I’m so proud.I should be ashamed of myself.I yelled A LOT on Christmas Eve.I’m not even sure why I was so grumpy.Nana baked the cookies with the girls.The neighbor took the kids carolling.But I had been on my feet for like 3 days.And I was getting bitter.And I tend to get the grumpy bug anytime I feel overworked.Uuuggghh.Cry me a river.It is, what it is.When we were getting ready to go to midnight mass I took one Read more […]

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream and Redwood Hill Farm Dairy GIVEAWAY!!!

[Giveaway Winner Announced Below]I wouldn’t call it bribery.More like enticement.or INCENTIVE. not insensitive. which it may have also been, but no need to start name calling.Or let’s just call it remuneration because nobody knows what that means.It’s July already and Middle School starts in 8 weeks.  You know Middle School. Junior High. Intermediate. Whatevs. The stuff of pimples, nudey jokes, and constant embarrassment.  Shelbi is going to Middle School in exactly 35 days, and just 7 days ago Read more […]

Firework Brownies: Easy Blonde Brownies with Sprinkles (made with cake mix!)

The other day Bella took some photo albums off the shelf and sat on the couch to peruse.Little Phoebe climbed up the couch and onto her sisters lap and settled in for the stories of all the wonderful times we’ve had.”And this is the time when you had a birthday party at the zoo. . . .Oh! and remember when you got that fantastic doll for Christmas? And this is the time when you went to Disneyland? Remember that?””I went to Disneyland? I went to the zoo?  I’m the baby! I’m the baby! I’m so cute!!!” Read more […]

Mama Lett’s German Chocolate Cake

Currently, I’m going through a bit of a metamorphosis.Which is actually quite apropos, since it’s Spring Break around these parts.I’m looking around my house and thinking I need to shed this old skin.I need to start making my house look like what it looks like in my head.I need to clean out my laundry room and paint, paint, paint!Maybe something blue like I saw on Pintrest.I’m thinking these wicker baskets should line the shelves to hide all the ugly cleaning supplies and mosquito repellent.And Read more […]

Heart Shaped Pancakes with Light Chocolate Ganache Sauce

Dear YOU,I wanted to tell you something.  Something that kinda gets my stomach all in knots.  Makes me a little bit anxious and a lot bit woozy.  Here goes . . . . ..You make me happy.I’m very happy having you in my life.  I. . . .uuuhhh, love you.When my husband asks me about my blog, I laugh and tell him about the funny comments you left for me that day.  I tell him how much I enjoy hearing your stories and how glad I am that YOU are in my life.I call you my friend.I don’t call you my reader.I Read more […]

THE BEST GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE YOU HAVE EVER EATEN – And some totes randomness

AAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!I’m frustrated.My 2 year old baby was throwing up all over place yesterday. Total madness. She’s feeling much better now, the house has been bleached and fumigated, so all is good. . . . i think.My Christmas Tree is STILL up and decorated. Though, I haven’t been turning the lights on.At the moment that I finally went to take it down (I kid you not) Phoebe started projectile vomiting and well. . . .my Christmas tree is still up, ornaments, star and all.Good news.  I’m exercising Read more […]

Halloween Cupcakes: The Toxic Bite!

I’m a horrible, horrible, terrible person.And I’ve misjudged.Well, not misjudged. I really did judge quite right.Maybe I spoke too soon. Too much. Maybe.Maybe not.Well, let’s just say I said a person was something, that they sometimes can be in brief spurts of time, but they aren’t always that way.Probably hardly ever that way. And my subconscious just ran away will the horrible, horrible, terrible thoughts I was having, and before you knew it, I sat down at my computer, type typed typed away and Read more […]

Gigantic Banana Split Sundae and Heaven Help Me by George Michael

“Heaven help me, heaven help me.Talk to strangers, talk to strangers.Heaven help me.Over you.Help me over you.I can’t seem to take these changes.Everything reminds my heart of you.”These lyrics keep going through my mind, on repeat.Over and over again.Don’t worry, Mr. Woo isn’t leaving me.This one is.Yesterday, she started kindergarten.Not a tear was shed. Not a mommy, “Don’t go.” She just walked with determination. With a mission in mind. Forward. Onward. Without looking back.She did give me Read more […]

Marble Poundcake and a Movie Review: The Help

I suppose works of art move people in different ways.They can make you wonder in clouds of blue.They can flood in memories of white-washed front porches and smells of Hydrangea after the rain.Sometimes, they can make you think, plan, require more.Last night, I saw The Help. The movie fashioned after the book, by Kathryn Stockett.And it made me do a little of all those things. But mostly it just made me proud. Proud to be black. Proud to be an American, whose ancestors were slaves, and then housemaids Read more […]