Category Archives: Thursday

Thankful for Your Moments

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for giving me your moments. Moments are limited and precious and I truly am thankful that you choose to share some of your moments with me. Now go get on your expand-o pants (or never get out of your jammies like us) and enjoy every moment today! From me…to you Aaryne

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Back in My Nest

I’ve been away and as much as I had planned to keep posting, it did not happen. I even had two posts almost ready to go, they just needed final touches. I brought my scribbles and scrawls with me so that I could keep up-to-date while I was away. It was just not gonna happen. So, I am back and […]

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A Moment of Silence for McDY’s Hazelnut Iced Coffee…

I am finding it tricky this time of year to have any semblance of organization and routine. The weather has been so fine that we want to be outside soaking up every last bit of it. On the other hand, school has started so we cannot just live willy-nilly. There is homework, laundry to keep up with for school clothes, organized […]

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Breakfast Anyone?

Bugs do not bother me so much, but I can’t handle spiders. I think my “yuck” factor came from my father. He never ran screaming from them but I think I could sense the internal struggle between that choice and acting like a grown-up. Now that I am technically a grown-up, I have to make that choice too, especially when […]

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Halloween Gifts from Amazon

This year, I am determined to only say this once…”I cannot believe that summer is almost over and the holidays will be here before too long! Yikes…How did that happen?” I say it every year and I am getting on my own nerves, and I suspect that there are many more nerves that I am irritating too. So, I said […]

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Individual Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Treats

I saw a beautiful chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake on a blog called “Sweet Phi” and it stuck in my brain. I could not stop thinking about it. The chocolate ice cream and peanut butter cups just taunted me. Her dessert just looks amazing and chocolate and peanut butter is one of my favorite combos. I ended up tweaking the […]

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Let The Bake Sales Begin!

For me, school season is “bake sale” season. And with school season upon us, so is “Bake Sale” season. The school that my children go to uses Bake Sales for fundraising and for me, it is a fun and easier way to volunteer my time and efforts because I can do it from home. Our Bake Sale season starts with […]

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Sweet & Salty Sunflower Seed Snack

I promised you the recipe for these Sweet & Salty Sunflower Seed Snacks so…here it is! And I actually had the recipe ready the day after I promised it to you but I decided to post it on another recipe site that I participate in. I participate in the “Tasty Kitchen” recipe sharing network but have not shared very much there […]

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Happy Birthday to Me!

  Today is my birthday! (For some reason the date of this post is Jan 13th not Jan 16th – quite possibly I “published” my post instead of saving the draft when I started working on it…hmmmm.) I love celebrating my birthday and I always have a wonderful day no matter what it looks like. It is called “Happy” Birthday, after all. Are […]

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Scandinavian Almond Cake

I received this fabulous pan as a gift along with a recipe for Scandinavian Almond Cake. The pan was recently purchased at a German Christmas Market and I couldn’t wait to try it out. I made the cake as the recipe indicated but the next time, I would cut down on the sugar by at least 1/4 cup because it is […]

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“Turkey Day” Leftovers? – No Mish Mosh Please!

Ahhh…Thanksgiving Day leftovers…one of the best meals ever! But mixing my turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing together to make a leftover combo-meal is not my idea of appetizing. My inner 6-year old comes out and says, “Blech”! I do, however, look forward to creating some meals from those delicious Thanksgiving Day leftovers. Heck, I was the one who showed up […]

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Rice Krispy Treat Ice Cream Pie

We had a guest this summer who reminisced that when she was a kid, she would have this rice krispy treat ice cream pie at a friend’s house and she loved it. So, we decided to make it! This frozen pie is made with a rice krispy treat crust instead of a graham cracker crust. You could mix up any combination […]

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Grilled Raisin Bread and Goat Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Raisin Bread Sandwiches are fun, fancy and delicious. You can switch up the ingredients to make a whole sampling of yummy breakfast or snack foods.

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Farm Fresh Goodie Basket & Zucchini Muffins

How about surprising someone with a basket of fresh farm goodies? Veggies, fruits, cheeses or homemade jams tucked into a basket would be the perfect end of summer gift. (Ok, yes, my basket of fresh goodies does look a little stingy. That’s because we ate a lot of the farm fresh goodness that we recently purchased and I did not […]

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