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?

March 13

Morning Internet.


Did everyone remember to spring forward and loose an hour of sleep?


Today I am thankful.


I am thankful that it stopped raining.


I am thankful that my basement didn’t flood.


I am thankful for sticky traps that kill baby moles in the basement.


I am thankful that I was able to meet so many lovely ladies yesterday.


What are you thankful for?

March 11

I spend all day at work on the phone.


Every. single. minute.


The other day I was speaking to an older lady and she said to me “Honey, I can’t hear you, we’re having some weather!”   and for some reason that just tickled me all day long.


I’m still grinning thinking about it.


The different sayings you hear from different parts of the country…I love it.


Well Internet….we are having some weather.


We have been having some weather for the last 2-3 weeks, in the form of rain, but this morning….that awful white stuff again.


I’m tired of having some weather.

March 8

corn meal

I have never made it a secret about how Jiffy Corn muffins has ruined me for any other corn muffin.

I like my corn bread sweet.

I’m Northern like that.

Which is why I didn’t really think I’d like today’s TWD Corniest Corn Muffins.   Not much sugar added to this recipe.


add ins

I didn’t add corn to my muffins, but decided to add a mixture of sausage, bacon, onion and green pepper…because hellloooooooooo not Jiffy!

with butter

I was skeptical even with the butter melting.

superman approved
But Superman approved, so I tried some.

Not bad.

Not bad at all, but I’m still here hugging my box o’Jiffy Mix.

March 7

Hey there Internet.


I’m nosy.


What I want to know is…


  1. What does your keyring look like?
  2. What is your purse/bag/briefcase like?
  3. What is your wallet like?
  4. What is your mousepad like?
  5. What are the curtains in your bedroom like?




1.  My keyring is a heart that says Love Ya from my pastor’s wife


2.  My purse is small and is leopard print.


3.  My wallet is PINK!


4.  My mouse pad is ergonomic and black.


5.  I don’t have curtains.   I have a Victorian valance with mini-blinds.


How about you???

March 2

I have never been one to shop for no reason but to shop.


Oh, when I was a teen and the parents were buying me something, I’d go and pick out what I wanted because there was a purpose, but to wander around the store, picking up this and that, and trying on stuff just because…..nope…not me.

I remember once Sister and I had gone shopping at Stuffmart because she needed some lotion.  We stood in front of that lotion isle for over 30 minutes while she made up her mind about what lotion she wanted.    She looked at this one, picked up that one, read the backs of them all, and in the end…she got the lotion that I showed her 2 minutes into the whole escapade.  I think she did it just to annoy me.

Sister!   I’m on to you!


Superman shops like that too.   The chips and I call him the shopping turtle, and they can’t stand to shop with him, and Internet, let me just say I feel their pain.

I was reminded of this on Saturday when I took the girl to the mall to meet up with the Parents.


The mall.   I do not like going to the mall.


She and I sat on the bench by the fountain and people watched.   I was quite content to sit there and watch everyone coming and going….making running comments about the pants and shoes and hair styles of everyone around.

The girl…she was antsy.   I knew that she wanted to get up and join the hoard of people wandering about.   Finally the Parents showed up and she was able to shop, and I was able to get out. of. there.


I think shopping on the Internet was invented specifically for people like me.

March 1



Year, you are going by way to fast.

Today’s TWD is Chocolate Pots de Creame.

Or chocolate custard pudding.

I am not a custard pudding fan.    I have never been one.   Pudding for dessert?   To me it isn’t desserty enough.  Regardless of how fancy you dress it up or what name you give it, it is still pudding.

The only exception is if you put it in a crust and maybe some meringue on top.   Pie.   Now that is desserty enough.

Only I didn’t make pie.  I didn’t make pots de creame.

I’m not going to waste my good chocolate on pudding.

If you want to make Chocolate Pots de Creame, then go check out Christine’s blog.   She has the recipe.