Sunday, February 19, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I don't need a "day" to eat too much sugar. But, I bet there are a lot of you out there who are not used to eating sugar and are feeling a bit queasy (or maybe it has something to do with all the different strains of viruses going around.) I actually just read that there is no such thing as a sugar high; that it is a myth. And, they say, if you actually feel anything remotely close to the affects of a sugar high, it is considered a placebo affect. Everyone is supposed to have some sugar (glucose) in their body. The problem is when you have too much. Gone are the days of blaming sugar for your child's hyperactivity. Even though Valentine's Day is over, what you experienced yesterday doesn't change today: the love of your family and friends.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Most of the time I make things from scratch. But sometimes I need to make something in a hurry and use prepackaged mixes as a starting point. Chocolate and peanut butter are a heavenly combination. Add peanut butter cups and it's even better. This is a really simple cake. I made it for my kids for Valentine's Day. If there is anything that they both like, it is chocolate and peanut butter.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
February 20, 2013
Here is my patriotic version. Some friends of mine helped me make over 100 of these last night to hand out at the Veteran's Breakfast that will be held March 2nd in Pepperell, MA. My daughter, Megan and I organized a little variety show for the Veterans. Megan and her sister, Ryan will be dancing along with a lot of their dance friends. There will be a few other acts as well. We appreciate everything our Veteran's and military families do for us and we just want to give back a little.
I know that some people may not understand this, but sometimes I think I like lemon more than chocolate. It just has this crisp, citrus taste and the smell is heavenly. This bar combines the best of both worlds: lemon and shortbread. And let's not forget the taste of dried cranberries come on, just yummy. I will definitely be posting lots more recipes with lemon in the future.
adapted from Good Housekeeping article
Saturday, February 11, 2012
adapted from iVillage.com March 1995
This is an obvious choice for my second recipe since I just mentioned it in the last post. I'm not kidding when I tell you that this is the best fudge you will ever eat. It is my daughter, Ryan's favorite fudge ever. The best part is it makes 5 lbs., definitely enough to go around. I make this every Christmas.