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Three Layer Oreo Bars

Three layer Oreo Bars |

So my life goes like this:  yesterday my husband was out with his buddies, so I had an evening to myself.  The girls went to bed at 8pm, and I marched right now the stairs, made a big glass of iced tea, bought the girliest-chick-flick ever, and pulled out my big stack of neglected magazines.  It was awesome…for about three minutes.

Precisely three minutes into my chick-flick, my youngest daughter was calling from the top of the stairs.  It was “fundering” and she was scared.

So, hugs, kisses, reassurance, turned the fan on to drown out the “funder” and I was back down on the couch…and no more than 45 seconds later, my oldest daughter was walking into the living room, saying she was really scared and that she could see lightening.

So, we closed the curtains, turned on her fan, did some reassurance radar-looking – then back down to the couch.

Two minutes later, the youngest started again.

This went on for 45 minutes, you guys.  45 minutes out of my quiet alone time, my evening by myself.  My chick-flick. [Read More...]

Cookie Dough Brownie Cake

Cookie Dough Brownie Cake |

You know when you make an awesome dessert, take it to your Mom’s house for Sunday dinner, and only eat a tiny piece because you’re too full from dinner to eat more?   And then you find yourself sitting on the couch at 9pm wishing you brought a piece home with you?

I’m there.

I ALWAYS do that.  I’m all like, “Nah, I don’t need a big piece of cake, I’m good with one little bite.”  And then at 9pm I’m trying to figure out what my parents would do if I barged into their kitchen like it was 1989 again.  Especially since I’d have to wake my kids up to make the trip.  I think the biggest problem is that this doesn’t sound terribly irrational to me…

Speaking of which, can you believe that 1989 was 25 years ago?  Because I was curious, I looked up the top 100 Billboard songs of 1989.  It included “My Prerogative,” “Wind Beneath my Wings,” “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn,” and “Straight Up.”

I now feel old.

So, now I feel old and I wish I had cake.  Cookie Dough Brownie Cake, to be precise. [Read More...]

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