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Looking South – March Madness

It’s snowing like crazy in Philly, the Boy and I ventured out to buy some snow storm snacks.  Afternoon plans include baking and board games, be safe everyone!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake

We celebrated The Boy’s birthday with pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, Lay’s Wavy chips, and finished it off with a chocolate peanut butter mousse cake. Recipe behind the cut.

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Happy Birthday Lloyd!

Today is our Johnny Cash listening, bow tie wearing, never met a chicken wing he didn’t love – son’s birthday. Happy birthday sweetheart, we love you! SaveSave

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Waiting For Pizza

On Saturday mornings, the boy and I have our routine – we walk to 9th Street and shop for dinner. When we’re finished, we head to Lorenzo’s for pizza. It was Joe, who began shooting photos of Lloyd as a … Continue reading

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Chicken Enchiladas

This dish is a “what to do with leftover chicken” and a “what can I make ahead to throw in the oven after the pool” dish. It’s quick, it’s easy, and there were leftovers for lunch the following day. It was … Continue reading

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Sautéed Dandelion Greens

The boy and I were on our usual Saturday jaunt on 9th Street to shop for dinner and pick up lunch at Lorenzo’s. We were on the lookout for asparagus, when we stopped at Pat and Larry’s stand. They had … Continue reading

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Bow Tie for Spring

Calling all modeling agencies – I have a handsome, six foot tall, seventeen year old with a perfected brooding expression, and he can pull off a bowtie! I whipped up this tie in less than an hour, no advanced sewing skills needed. … Continue reading

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A Tail of Two Birthdays

When the vet was guesstimating a birthday for Plywood, she penned February 24th in his chart. Since Lloyd’s birthday is the 25th, we now have a back to back celebration. I’m pretty sure Plywood thought the balloons, pulled pork sandwiches, and … Continue reading

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Orange Dreamsicle Cake

My boy is a year older, and a shoe size bigger – and that calls for a special cake! Orange cake with an orange cream filling, and topped with a cream cheese frosting. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, because it’s … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Haircut

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The Vintage Soda Machine

For 2016, we went with a vending machine theme again. Due to unforseen complications, we were going to scrap it – but decided to stay the course and pulled this costume together in two days. We thought that this would … Continue reading

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Halloween 2016

The vintage soda vending machine!  

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Chocolate Whopper Cake

Last week was the boy’s birthday. I took a cue from his current favorite candy – Whoppers –  to make this cake. A rich chocolate cake, flavored with malted milk powder, mini-chocolate chips, with a whipped cream frosting. Topping the … Continue reading

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June & Johnny

Since our son’s first birthday, I’ve been making birthday crowns for him. Despite his age, he insists on a birthday crown – and I’m all too happy to comply. This year he chose a Johnny and June Carter Cash crown.

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