Where in the World is Chocolate-Covered Katie?

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

what’s YOUR favorite thing to make in the Vita-Mix???

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Chocolate-Strawberry Ice Cream! Lurking in the depths of the Vita-Mix: Maybe  it’s a little weird to crave ice cream when it’s 30 degrees outside.  But my run made me kind of hot; ice cream just sounded like a good idea!  Plus, there’s this amazing contraption: the Costco heat dish.  You can eat in front of it and stay warm.  Seriously, it’s […]

Pancakes for One

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24-Carrot Cake Pancakes (Makes 1-2 servings) All you have to do is mix the dry ingredients for 24-Carrot Cake Cupcakes. This can be done days in advance if you wish. Divide the mix into 4 equal servings. In one of those servings, add 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, level 2 tbsp applesauce , and 1/4 cup shredded carrot.  Then […]