Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sto Lat

This week is my husband's 45th birthday. I am so proud and happy to be able to share- for the 20th time- his special day!
Mark My Love...

Monday, November 14, 2011


I am blown away each and every time I bake, by how these basic ingredients produce such delicious desserts! This picture has the list of items needed to make poppyseed bread.

Size Really Does Matter

There aren't too many gadgets nor appliances that require immediate replacement in my repertoire. I went 1 year without a microwave, 1 month without a can opener, 1 week without a dishwasher, 1 day without the washing machine. However, within 1 hour I replaced my cookie scoop.


These past few weeks I have been doing a lot of baking. I have a folder full of recipies, cookbooks opened, spreadsheets ready. My island is a sea of ingredients ready for the bake-a-thon. I have to be organized. To keep me on track I always put what's needed on the counter before starting, and remove it once it's used. Simple...

The Pits

Back in the 90's, I worked at Disney. As a "Lead Control Stocker", I was in charge of ordering and receiving merchandise for various locations throughout the parks.
Hard physical labor getting pallets and cages of souvenirs from outside into the stockrooms. One particular stockroom we had was a giant tin box- no insulation, no air conditioner, no fan. Talk about sweaty and stinky. The only deodorant that would take away the self consciousness was Mitchem. High test, tons of chemicals (25% aluminum), smelled like a man but who cared because it wasn't the stench of sweaty pits.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Zone

Because I am gearing up for a sale in a couple of weeks, I have been baking cookies like a mad woman. Each day I have a goal for how many dozen I need to make to be on target for the amount I want to take with me. As of Friday, I was to be 75%. This is how I screwed up. I put too much pressure on myself. Sophie told me that I needed to relax and focus. Good advice from my 12 year old... and I took it. When you make a costly screw up like I did, it throws off your "mojo."