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Throw this puppy over a rice krispy treat and boom, straight "A"s for the rest of the year.

‘Tis the Season…Peppermint Chocolate Bark

It’s always about this time of the year when I’m faced with the same conundrum. Do I or don’t I donate to the class fund for my kids’ teachers? Now before you label me as insensitive let’s flesh this out. And just for the record, I’m overly generous. But maybe you can help. At the […]

Dunk this in a half-caf no foam added vanilla latte and you'll have died and gone to heaven.

Why I spend $5 on Coffee

Okay, I’ll admit it. I spend a lot of money on coffee. An obscene amount. Almost every day. Sometimes twice a day. Sometimes twice in the same coffee place. Financial advisors would admonish me. Self-help books write chapters about me. But here’s the way I see it. I don’t smoke. I drink wine on occasion. […]

Breakfast of Champions.

Road Trip…Apple Crumble

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. Two days off of school. Two hours to Chattanooga. 48 hours of action packed activities. Kids museums. Aquariums. Rock Cities. Mountains. Choo-Choos. Ice Cream. Hotel. Late night snacks. So why, why did my kids act like were being tortured the entire time? Granted, I did […]

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LYLAS BFF…Grandma’s Banana Bread

When we were little the number of friends we had correlated directly to our happiness. Being popular meant it was imperative to have *everybody* like you. Birthday parties were jam-packed. People would vie to sit next to you at lunch or play with you at recess. You had sixteen ‘BFFs’ on a rotating schedule. And […]

The perfect summer bribe.

Summer is for Berries….Creamy Berry Smoothie

I love Farmer’s Markets. Good ones. Big ones. Ones that don’t have booths selling auto insurance. Ones where people walk around with straws coming out of coconuts eating mangoes on sticks. Ones where random bands play random songs, and people say hello and walk their dogs. Ones where you buy herbs you’ll never actually plant […]


One Happy Camper…Old Fashioned S’mores

I recently read an article on the “Top Nine Things You Should Never Say to Your Kid.” I won’t tell you my score. But let’s just say I’m working on my parenting after reading it. While I’m doing this, might I also suggest someone (preferably an expert) address the kids’ version? Why, I even have […]


Birthday Party Math…Zucchini Bread

As much as I’d like to say the birthday party went off without a hitch, well, there were a few snafus. Let’s just say that having your eight-year-old in charge of the main activity for 15 little girls was about as frustrating as putting together an IKEA Bjorkin desk with sixteen drawers and extra parts. […]


Birthday Party Jitters…Buttercream Frosting

When your baby turns six you feel old. When your baby turns six and starts asking to wear deodorant you feel a little older. But when your baby tells you she doesn’t like frosting on her cupcakes, you wonder if she’s really yours. This Sunday is my daughter’s birthday party. At her request, we’ll be […]

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