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Pancakes for a Princess… and Mr. Messy

The other day, I was privileged to receive one of the cutest emails ever! It just made me smile so much that I had to share some of it with all of you (after asking permission, of course). Without further ado, I give you the sweet reader, Kerrie: I tried your Brownie Batter Pancakes today… They […]

You’re the Peanut to my Butter

National Chocolate-Covered Day, National Carrot Cake Day, National Oatmeal Day: I keep missing these days until after-the-fact, when someone tells me about them. So this time, I’m going to be early! National Peanut Butter Day (March 1st) is just too good to forget. Banana Butter Peanut Butter Cup Babies I love you, peanut butter!  Enjoy your well-deserved day […]

Mounds Bar Pancake Roll Ups

Two days ago marked the birthday of a very special friend of mine.  She seriously is one of the kindest, most selfless girls I’ve ever been lucky enough to meet.  Because my friend is always so sweet to others, three of us decided that, for her birthday, we ought to reciprocate some of that kindness. […]

If the running shoe fits… buy it in every color!

Back in October, I mentioned that I had an appointment with a Pedorthist to get custom orthotics made. The appointment went really well; I learned a lot about feet from a man who really knew his stuff! And I’ve happily been wearing my orthotics in my everyday shoes (although I’m not sure what I’m going to do […]

Perfect People are Boring

Did anyone else read the book How to be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days in elementary school?  The gist: a young boy reads a self-help book on “how to be perfect” and comes to realize, by the end, that perfect people are boring because all they do is sit around and drink weak […]

Of Puppies and Pancakes (preferably not together)

Did you know that yesterday was Fat Tuesday? I celebrated with a sweet batch of Carrot Cake Pancakes. On what might just be the world’s cutest plate ever: it’s a turtle (purchased at the amazing Pearl River Mart). And what did I spread on top of the pancakes? Look up the word “obsession” in the […]

How To Cook Bulgur

Yesterday, after seeing my meal of the day, a reader asked how to make bulgur pilaf.  So, here’s more than you ever wanted to know about bulgur: Just like hulled barley, bulgur is another one of those perfect grains.  High in fiber and protein, and low in fat and calories, it has more than twice […]

Going for Olympic Gold

When I watched the Olympics, as a little girl, I liked to pretend that I, too, was an Olympic athlete competing for gold. By summer, I was a gymnast, a diver, a swimmer.  And by winter, I was—of course—an ice skater.  My sister and I had all three Olympic Gymnast Barbies (the blonde, the brunette, […]

Where in the World is Chocolate-Covered Katie?

As a kid, did you ever play Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?  My sister owned at that computer game.  But even she would’ve had a hard time guessing that the following photos are of Texas. Apparently, we got 12.4 inches of snow (a record for us).  That probably sounds like nothing to you northerners; but come […]

Boy Bashing

This year, being single, I have no qualms whatsoever about boy bashing! So grab all your gossiping girlfriends and come join me, won’t you? . If you have snow like we do in Texas, you might want to lounge around a fireplace for this gabfest, not a pool. Don’t forget to stock up on the drinks!  (BYOW […]

Cupcakes For Haiti

We’ll get to that in a minute.  But first: America’s Funniest Home Videos Google Searches Ok, so nothing will ever top “Sarah Palin is a Pumpkin.” But some of these come close.  Especially due to the fact that “chocolate-covered” is in the title, I get a ton of crazy searches every day.  And after yesterday’s […]

You know you were born in the 80s if…

It was a dreary Monday here in Texas.  Seems like we’ve had a lot of rain this winter.  I think rain is my least favorite weather condition. Ugly weather calls for comforting food! But I didn’t stop with Roll Ups. On another day, I made Strawberry Shortcake Pizza. A whole dessert pizza, just for me! And another time, a […]

Pancake Roll Ups

For most people, mornings are so rushed that they’re lucky if they can find time to gulp down a Carnation Instant Breakfast shake. But every now and then, life surprises you with the gift of leisure. The following is a recipe for one of those rare mornings: Waffles are so last year. French Toast?  Who’s […]

Stevia: the other White Sugar

In yesterday’s post, I wrote my love letter to sugar. But I’ve become a fan of stevia too. I don’t use much, but just a little now and then can really jazz up a dish. And it doesn’t seem to give me that awful crash-and-burn feeling I get from too much sugar . (Above, using […]

Just A Spoonful Of Sugar

You’ve seen Mary Poppins, right?  It’s such an adorable movie! After I wrote this title, I realized that I haven’t seen it in years. It’s been entirely too long since I watched Dick Van Dyke dancing on rooftops, Julie Andrews singing about funny words, children jumping into chalk drawings (I wanted the ability to do that!)… […]

Stevia is the new Snow

In honor of winter, which brings along everyone’s favorite white powder (unless you’re lucky enough to live in Miami…), today’s post is about a different sort of white powder: Stevia What are your thoughts on sugar? I’ll go first: I’m a bit wary of including a lot of sugar in my diet, not because of the […]

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