Meatless Monday – Rum Cake

I had planned to make a "healthy" dessert for Guy's birthday, an Orchard Crumble--after the main event, we could eat leftovers for breakfast. Unfortunately, from Sunday to Monday the pears went from perfectly soft to rotten-brown-inedible and I had to switch to Plan B: rum cake. [Note: this cake was originally based on Bacardi's recipe, but the changes … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Rum Cake

Creative Passions

Back in junior high, Nikki and I created drama. In high school band, we created music (and still, drama). We've put a lot of years and miles between those energetic girls and the women we've become, but we both still manage to create. And here we are, creating together again. Create Challenge #14: Nikki Norman The word create is … Continue reading Creative Passions

Meatless Monday – Carrot Cake

I'll admit, I was sad to send the kids back to school today after a marvelously relaxing holiday break. Last night we pulled out backpacks we hadn't seen nor opened in two weeks, and just unzipping the zippers and catching sight of the overflowing binders and spirals raised my anxiety. Once again we're back at … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Carrot Cake

Birthday

The year I turned seven my mom made a beautiful Doll Cake for my birthday party. She stuck a Barbie-type doll torso into a dome cake which she decorated with frosting rosettes. I ran and laughed together with my friends in my Backyard Birthday Party. Later we sat around the dining table, all eyes admiring … Continue reading Birthday