March 31

Last night the boy came over and he called me prissy.




Can you believe it?




So I was thinking I’m not prissy because what prissy girl will change her own oil, or garden, or really be happy wearing jeans and a tee?


Then I watched Survivor.


And seriously?   Do they have to put in all the shots of all those snakes and spiders and gross bugs???   really?


Okay…so I’m a little bit prissy.


Just a little.

March 29

pecans and sugar

As far back as I can remember, food that was green was good for you.



Green beans.



Brussel sprouts.


Even the pistachio which, back in the olden days of rotary dial phones and 8 track tapes, were dyed green.

And what kid wants to eat green food?
pecans and butter

Now that I’m a grown up, I heart all those green foods.

What was I thinking?
dough balls

Oh…yeah….cookies are better than spinach.
snow covered

This couldn’t be truer than today’s TWD pick, that Tianne of Buttercream Barbie chose, Pecan Powder Puffs…also known as Mexican Wedding cookies or Russian Tea Cakes.

The girl made 3 batches of these cookies at Christmas time, and I think between the both of us, we at them all.

Because these cookies are like pistachios….you can’t eat just one.


Just try it….it can’t be done.

March 22

Hi Internet.

I’mb thsick.


I don’t bake when I’mb thsick.
Chloe isn’t feeling her best either.

She had surgery yesterday to remove all her girl parts.


So we both are going to just relax today.   I will cough up a lung and she will try to shake off her cone of shame.

March 17

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and I am celebrating by wearing hot pink.

All the Irish in me is coming out I tell ya!

I don’t know if I have admitted this to you, but I don’t shave my legs in the winter.

No one sees them, so why bother?

But this morning I got out a new razor, and went to work, and my razor was all  ‘what did I ever do to you?’

But I did this all for one reason.

Today it is supposed to be almost 70º SEVENTY DEGREES!  and CC is doing her happy dance, and wearing capris to work.

March 15

orange zest

Oh…Dorie, Dorie, Dorie….how I love it when you start a recipe with “In a bowl, rub the zest of an orange/lemon with the sugar till it is fragrant”


But then you have to ruin it by saying “fold in the dried currants/cherries/raisins/other dried fruit”.

liquid onto dry

CC does not like her sweets to try to look like they have some form of healthy in them.

I’m eating something sweet because helllooooooooooooo…..sweet!

If I want healthy, I’ll eat a salad, or some chicken or some broccoli.

If I want sweet, I’ll eat Citrus Currant Sunshine Muffins Coffeecake.



I love me a good coffee cake, and what is best thing on the coffee cake?

The crumb topping of course.

I chose to use Smitten Kitchen’s topping from her Big Crumb Coffee Cake.

1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick or 4 ounces) butter, melted
1 3/4 cups flour

In a large bowl, whisk sugars, spices and salt into melted butter until smooth. Then, add flour with a spatula or wooden spoon. It will look and feel like a solid dough. Leave it pressed together in the bottom of the bowl and set aside. Using your fingers, break topping mixture into big crumbs, about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch in size. They do not have to be uniform, but make sure most are around that size. Sprinkle over cake.


I didn’t use any spices, but I did add some orange zest to it.

This coffee cake was fabulous.

Just fabulous.

Thanks to Lauryn of Bella Baker for picking this week.

March 14

Hey there Internet.


Today I’m nosy.


I want to know…


  1. What’s your favorite thing to put chocolate syrup on?
  2. What’s the best thing to sprinkle cinnamon on?
  3. What’s something that is made superb by a few drops of hot sauce?
  4. What’s something you do with honey?
  5. Besides a sandwich, what’s something you put peanut butter on?




1.  My favorite thing to put chocolate syrup is ice cream.


2.  Toast is the best thing to sprinkle cinnamon on.


3.  Nothing is made superb by hot sauce.   blechy!


4.  Something that I do with honey?   eat it???


5.  I put peanut butter on bananas.


How about you?