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Christmas Eve Already??

24 Dec


I can’t believe I woke up this morning and it’s Christmas Eve already… I mean, where the heck did the time go??

I’ve been so busy this week, and I’m STILL not done with everything.


Earlier this week I got my mom’s Christmas Village set up, so even though the house isn’t decorated for Christmas like my mom would have had done, it still has a little bit of her.

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The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

15 Dec

Good evening everyone!

*looks at the clock*

It’s not exactly “evening” is it? I just finished catching up on this week’s NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Hawaii 5-0 while my dad slept in his chair… and now it’s nearly midnight! So… since it’s not really evening anymore, and not really morning yet… Good middle-of-the-night too?

Yeah… I’ll go with that.

I know it’s not even the end of the week yet, but I was wondering how your week was going??

Mine has been full of FUN EXCITING STUFF.

Like homework.

And finals.

And going back to the dentist because my root canal was making me want to cry still even though I was drugged up from the pain killers the dentist prescribed me.

On Saturday, I was at my BFF’s house “studying” for our Physical Anthropology final. I was running late to her house though because I was having too much fun writing my blog post about finals filled with lovely internet memes about them. Because of this I ended up leaving my “new bff” at home (aka my pain killer for my root canal).

That was not a good idea…

Whenever I would talk (which I do A LOT), apparently my teeth decided it was a good idea to close harder than I intended and I would cry out in a very uncomfortable “OW!”.

See? Good idea.

Then when I was chewing the cookie dough pieces from my awesomely delicious study-aid Dairy Queen Blizzard (on the non-root canal side!), my teeth would hit each other on the root canal side of my mouth, once again causing me to cry out in a very uncomfortable “OW!”.

The same thing happened AGAIN when my BFF and I enjoyed some El Pollo Loco for dinner.

Was it the chicken that caused it? One would think right?

But no. It was the rice.

The really soft rice.

Even though I was chewing the rice on the non-root canal side, a grain or too would slip over to the root canal side, just to mock my lack of medication.

I had no idea that a really soft grain of rice could cause such excruciating pain.

So after I left my BFF’s house to head home and take my pain meds, I got into bed and fell asleep with ELF on in the background.

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Frosting for the Cause

30 Sep Insert Peanut Butter Cookies 12

Today I was very honored to be a guest poster at Frosting for the Cause. If you have never heard of them, here’s a quick synopsis. Frosting for the Cause unites bakers from all over for a similar thing, raising awareness and helping to find the cure for cancers. Every day of this year a baker shares a story of a story that has affected them personally about cancer, and they share a recipe and photo walkthrough with the readers.

My post is a little different as I don’t have a cancer story, but I have another that is very near and dear to me. So I urge you to go read it, and to enjoy these delicious Peanut Butter Cookies that my siblings and I grew up with.


Also! If you are interested in being a guest poster at Frosting for the Cause, click here to find out how. You don’t even need to be a blogger to help out, just someone who has a story and recipe to share.

β™₯ Kate
Frosting for the Cause

Peanut Butter Pie with no Regrets

13 Aug

Today has been a day for pies. Not just any pies though. Today was a day for Peanut Butter Pie.

Jennie over at In Jennie’s Kitchen lost her husband, Mikey, very suddenly due to a heart attack. She has not only lost her husband and love of her life, but the father of her 2 little girls. :'(

Comments have been pouring into her blog asking what people can do for her, because everyone who reads her story is just heartbroken over her loss, and we all wanted to reach out and help take some of the pain away, even if it’s only for a little bit.


Jennie’s response to everyone was simple.

Bake a Peanut Butter Pie in honor of Mikey.

It was his favorite pie.

So that’s what everyone did. Take a look at the number of pies that were made today in honor of Mikey!


From reading her post asking everyone to make a pie for Mikey, I realized something. Too often do we put important things off for “tomorrow” because it will get done “eventually”. Unfortunately for some of us, “tomorrow” never comes. I have so many regrets with my mom. There are recipes that will forever be lost because, unless by some miracle, I doubt I’ll ever come across them.

I also regret never being able to move out of the typical “mother/teenage daughter” relationship that we had, where we both basically got on each others’ nerves. I so desperately wanted the relationship that my sister’s had with her. Talking everyday on the phone, being friendly, etc. But it was hard for mom and I because we lived together.

I never got the chance to be an adult in my mom’s eyes.


So, now I ask you guys. Don’t make the same mistakes.

That dinner recipe your mom/dad/husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend absolutely loves? Don’t shove it off because your busy. Put in the extra effort and make it tonight.

Those cookies that your grandma/grandpa/niece/nephew adore? Go out of your way to make it for them. Maybe even let them help!

The cupcakes that your best friend loves you to make them when they’re having a bad day? Make them when they aren’t having a bad day.


Live your life to the fullest.

Live your life with no regrets.

Because you never know what tomorrow may bring.

Click to read more, get the recipe, and see the Photo Walkthrough!

Carol’s Favorite Cookies

17 Apr

I may be slightly biased towards these cookies because I grew up with them, but they are simply amazing! If you don’t believe me, I urge you to try them for yourself. They are a simple cookie with melted milk chocolate spread on top. Whenever I’m in the mood for something homemade and delicious that takes no time at all, this is what I make.

My grandma would make these cookies for my mom when she was little, and my mom would do that for my family. When I first made these on my own after my mom passed away, the smell (and taste of course! hehe) of the dough brought back memories of me helping her make these cookies when I was growing up.

I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as my family does, and maybe you can start your own memories with your family with them!

β™₯ Kate

Click to see the recipe and my Photo Walkthrough!


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