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Month: May 2016

Red Velvet Cheesecake CAKE

Red Velvet Cheesecake CAKE

  It’s my birthday!  Well, not actually today, but I’m counting May as my birthday month.  If you combine it with Mother’s Day, I get to celebrate all month, right?   I know my family would buy me a birthday cake if I wanted them to. . . . but I’m not wild about “store-bought” cake.  In fact, I’m not a huge cake fan so if I like a cake it has to be special.  This cake is special.  It takes a little more…

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

I love my sons to the point of craziness.  I’m not that unusual because I see my “mom friends” doing the same thing.  It’s one of the qualities that make me love those women – that makes us friends.  We celebrate our children and we cry over their failures and every day we are thankful that we have them in our lives.  We know our children aren’t perfect and we don’t expect them to be perfect.  We do expect them to be…

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A rainy day in Paradise. . . .

A rainy day in Paradise. . . .

  I have a friend who will NOT drive across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.  She goes to great lengths to avoid it, often increasing her driving time to almost twice the time.  I love the way the bridge and water look on a sunny day, but it was a little ominous today when I traveled to St. Petersburg during our bad weather.  But a bad day in paradise is still better than a good day most other places!  

Oat N Toffee Cookies

Oat N Toffee Cookies

  I love to read recipes and food blogs & websites.  I have a pretty good eye for finding a recipe that’s going to work for me but every once in a while I like to go out of my comfort zone to see if I’m missing something.  I did that tonight.  I made a batch of cookies that had ingredients I don’t normally use. . . . . coconut oil and vanilla bean paste.  I have baked with almond…

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Pancakes For Breakfast!

Pancakes For Breakfast!

  Weekends almost demand a fun breakfast for at least one of the days.  This is the meal we are most dedicated to with our diets, often waking to egg muffins, yogurt and fruit or steel-cut oatmeal.  It’s also the meal that is sometimes  the most sinful – or delicious, depending on your viewpoint.  We can choose from Eggs Benedict, doughnuts, coffee cakes, scones, beignets, croissants and PANCAKES, to name a few favorites.  Pancakes sounded delicious to us today but…

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