Semi-Annual

Okay, so here it is – my twice a year blog post where I say ‘wow, it’s been a long time’ and ‘geez, I’ve been busy’ and ‘hey, is anybody still out there????’ And then I say things like I’m going to ‘post more often’ and I’ve got lots of ‘great stuff lined up’ and then another six months go by with just a blinking cursor on the screen.

Nope, not this time. I won’t do it. I won’t rehash the same lines. No more hamster wheel. I will start fresh and simply post this:

Life is good.
And I’ll be back.
I will.

Meanwhile, from the archives . . .

One year ago on C&T: Honey Marshmallows (no corn syrup!)

Two years ago on C&T: *crickets*

Three years ago on C&T: PB Cookie Peep S’more

Four years ago on C&T: Cocktails in Paradise

Five years ago on C&T: Salted Butter Caramel and The Booziest Cookies I Ever Did Make

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Honey (HFCS free) Marshmallows

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Hi there!  I feel a bit like a ghost coming back from the grave to haunt my former life – it’s been a while since my last post, yes?  Somehow I thought I might still carve out a little time here on a regular basis, even after little dude came along, but I think perhaps I was, well, wildly optimistic.  For the most part I’m just Continue reading

Kicking Out the Old

2012

Well, this was a heck of a year, wasn’t it???  Natural disasters, man-made nightmares, a presidential election . . . phew, I’m worn out from it all.  It’s time to move on, pack up the holiday decorations, clear out the cobwebs and start fresh again.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this a time or two (note to self, add “stop whining” to resolution list) Continue reading

PB Chocolate Cereal Treats

I’ve been writing a lot of blog posts in the shower lately.  Well, not *literally* writing them . . . showers and computers don’t coexist peacefully, after all.  But in my head, in the shower,  post after post just comes rolling out.  It’s too bad, really.  If only I had a shower-proof computer those posts might actually see the light of day.  Why the shower? Continue reading

Jelly Bean Sugar Cookies

UPDATE 5 APRIL 2012: Hold the phone, people! I just made these again with a different recipe – adapted from Five Flavor Sugar Cookies, over at Cookie Madness – and they were The Bomb.  I do not say this lightly.  The mix of vanilla, lemon, rum, and coconut works perfectly to make these cookies taste like Easter and spring all wrapped in one neat little package. Photos and recipe in this post have now been updated with the new recipe.  If you want just a plain old, plain old version you can use the sugar cookie recipe from the Sugar Cookie Bites with Nutella Nests post.  Now go forth and bake!

Yesterday I was taking pictures of the sweet miniature daffodils at the park near our house.  Today, those adorable little daffys were covered in snow.  Snow!  In March!  At sea level!  Pbblllt.  I’m ready for spring, people.  Continue reading

End of an Era.

Well, maybe not an era, really.  But seven years, anyway – almost a fifth of my entire life!  The biz has been closed for a couple months now, but scraping the sign off the window today really made it feel final, like the click of the latch on a door closing behind me.  Today was also my last day of childcare, so starting tomorrow I’m a full-on-five-long-days-a-week-stay-at-home-mom.

Taking down the sign was sad – but you know what wasn’t sad?  The rent check from the new tenant!

Now I’m off to celebrate with some Thin Mints and perhaps a Samoa or two.

Kate, if you are reading this, that last sentence was a typo and in fact says “a very healthy apple and a big glass of water”.

One year ago on C&T: Rocky Road No Bake Bars

Two years ago on C&T: Ribbon Shortbread Cookies and Chocolate Chai Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Three years ago on C&T: Cinnamon Caramel Almond Brownies

Pardon my language, but it is February, after all.

Busted.

Lesson learned:  never text with your personal trainer during Girl Scout Cookie Season.  And never, ever, admit on Facebook how many boxes of cookies you have already eaten.  Especially if you are FB friends with said personal trainer.

This is going to hurt.