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blueberry lemon

So I’ve been a bit scattered as of late.  I just can’t seem to get into a schedule pattern that I can maintain.

Why you ask?

Well, I’ll tell you since you seem insistent on an answer.

I’ve joined a roller derby league!  It is so much fun.

Don’t get me wrong, right now I stink.  I thought I knew how to roller skate, wrong.  I stink but that’s okay.

As Adam says, I’m learning.  So wise that one, I think I’ll keep him.

lemon blueberry cake 1

Down side, it’s two hours away. Boo!  So that means I have a marathon day once a week where I work for 10 hours, drive two hours to practice, practice for two hours, drive home for two hours and then tell Adam all about my day.  Oh this isn’t a complaint, as long as it’s fun I’ll keep doing it but I’m afraid I haven’t balanced out the rest of my week.  Things keep getting pushed back.

blueberry goodness

I don’t do all of my other exercises, meal planning is a bit off and I haven’t been able to tell you all about this cake I made.  Well bear with me.  I’m getting there. I don’t like when I don’t have a regular schedule so this little disorder should be temporary.

lemon blueberry cake

Meanwhile I made you this cake.  It’s lemony. It’s blueberry-ey.  I used this icing.  You should make this, it should get you in the spring state of mind.

lemon blueberry cake

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newton & blueberry lemon cake

Hi friends!

I’ve missed you.

I’ve been busy, sort of.

I’ve had a bit of a change to my schedule that I’m still working out and that has made me a bit out of sorts.

It’s all worth it..I think.  I’m being bold and brave.  The whole purpose of this blog so I’m sure you understand.

But I have missed you.

I made you (and my husband who is my biggest supporter..swoon!) a cake.

As you can tell it is beagle approved.  I’ll post the recipe real soon.

Do you see him?

Just waiting for his moment to pounce…bad beagle.

Thanks for all the kindness.

Have a fantastic day!

 

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vanilla sugar twist cookies

Let me tell you about these little cookies. I first saw a picture of them and thought ooh, I want those in my belly.

vanilla sugar twist cookies 1

Being the ingredient list called for nothing I don’t keep on hand, a plus, I set right out to make them.

I mix and chilled and rolled about my dough. Measured and folded and the dogs started to take notice as they always do when kitchen adventures are in full swing.

I cut cookie stripes, I twisted them which turns out is a bit more difficult than one would think. I baked them and waited.

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jelly donuts 2

I’ve shaken off this winter funk folks!

Sure there is a Blizzard headed this way but I embrace it.  What choice do I have?

We have our supplies.  I have my gin.  I bought flowers to make me smile.  All good here.

Do you know what turned my curmudgeonly ways around?  Do you know what caused Larry and I not to flee south and start a new life?

jelly donut 3

Jelly Donuts.  Say it with me folks, Jelly Donuts. Sure this salad helped but this here donut helped more.

jelly donuts 4

It was so perfect, just what a gal needs to lift her spirits.  I even made it with the last of my homemade jam.  Yay homemade jam!  I had sweet thoughts of summer and the daydreaming of this years canning have begun while it snows all around us.

jelly and flowers

All thanks to the almighty jelly donut.  Natures perfect food.  So says I, so says everyone (or they should).

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sweetpotato cake

We celebrated Newton’s 12th birthday this past week.  Yay Noodle!

No big party.

No hats or streamers.  No hoopla

What we did have for our beagle’s big day was cake.

A cake that has caused a terrible case of puppy madness.  Yes puppy madness.  It is a real thing and could happen to your dog too!

newton madnesslarry cake

Symptoms of puppy madness include but are not limited to:  pulling out all the tricks, sad eyes, big ears, endless pawing, lunging toward cake, whining at the refrigerator, uncontrollable bursts of energy and doing laps around the house to get your attention, drooling and of course begging.  Endless begging to get more, more, more cake!

What kind of birthday cake can bring this about you ask?  Well I’ll tell you. We have discovered that we have some sweet potato hounds in our household.  They go bonkers for the yam!

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