Chocolate chip, strawberry, apricot, prune – so many different flavors to choose! The consensus in our household was strawberry and apricot for this year’s celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim. For those of you who have no idea of what I speak, hamantaschen are small, hat-shaped cookies baked during this time of the year that are supposed to resemble the evil… Read More
Two little ditties inspired by my birthday celebration… Swirled sugars, whipped cream covers cake to satisfy a lively sweet tooth. Crimson and cocoa fits in the palm of my hand just until it’s gone.
Confession time — my name is Joy, and I’m a lazy girl (at least when it comes to food.) A lazy girl who gets mad when her pants don’t fit. So, what’s this lazy girl to do? Figure out a solution. How about…run 3 miles a day! Seems simple enough, right? Well, I’m still not quite there yet. Most days… Read More
In the throes of state-testing, file audits, and general strife with certain teenagers who don’t make the connection between working hard and success, I find myself dreaming…dreaming…of ice cream. And not any ice cream, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams. We had some this past weekend on our adventure (see, see how I’m building it up?) – and even after two tacos,… Read More
I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite parts of going to Costco is discovering new items that need to be in my pantry. On our last trip (which, by the way, was the first one in several months, way to make stuff stretch!), I discovered these little beauties: I saw them and thought, Australian, bite-sized, organic,… Read More