Weeping Willow Tree and Me

These beautiful trees are found through North America, Europe and Asia. My sponsor child wrote a handwritten letter asking for some pictures. So I printed out a few and put them inside her Thanksgiving card. I’m actually holding Carolina’s 2015 World Vision progress report photo in my hand as a sweet surprise. Quick Tip: When […]

Chocolate Goatee

Would you like something to eat that’s simple and sweet? How about Rice Krispies Treats or Cupcakes?      My nephew looked so funny when he was eating a chocolate cupcake. Baby Omari put his face first and ate more frosting than anything. Doing so gave him a chocolate goatee. He then handed the cupcake back to […]

Apple Crisp with and without Pecans

Here’s two slightly different versions I’ve made of this warm dessert that makes the house smell delicious. Check out the cinnamon apples sweetness on the inside. Wanna know the shortcut I use when making this? Use a can of apple pie filling then cut up fresh apples to fill up the rest of the dish. […]

Chocolate & Pecan Chips

Here’s a quick and easy method that I use to make yummy cupcakes. Just sprinkle mini chocolate chips and pecan chips on top of freshly frosted chocolate cupcakes. The flavor is really rich. To some people it may even taste too sweet but it’s a cupcake for Pete’s sake, so what’d ya expect?

Hey, 10 Year-Old!

I glued six googly eyes on the card I sent Carolina for her 10th birthday, this past summer. Single digit years (ages 1-9) go by so fast and for most of our lives, if not the rest of our lives we’re in the double digits. Let’s be realistic, not everyone makes it to the triple […]

Who doesn’t like candy?

To ensure that everyone gets a piece of all three varieties (mint, caramel, strawberry) they’ll go into pretty bags for each baby shower attendee. Working with such short ribbon was a task but I managed to make a fairly nice bow. The leftover candy can go into a dish of some sort. If you don’t […]

Sweet Strawberry Shortcakes

Don’t you wish that all people were as sweet as Strawberry Shortcake? Either the dessert or cartoon would do.       Strawberry Shortcake on the left is what I grew up with in the 80s. The one on the right is a modern day version but they can still be friends right? Someone else mentioned that […]