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Why I Don’t Post More Recipes

This was a three layer chocolate cake.


Now it’s a two layer (really ugly, but tasty) chocolate cake.

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And that’s why the recipe section of my site is pretty darned bare.

March 24, 2009 - 4:10 pm

carrielt - Grab a fork and dig in. :)

March 24, 2009 - 6:20 pm

Karen - All that matters is how it tastes! I once dropped a whole roasted chicken on the floor that I was suppose to cook for guests. I ended up ordering pizza. Sometimes you just have to laugh it off and be thankful it’s great blog fodder.

March 24, 2009 - 7:03 pm

Lisha - Presentation isn’t everything, it’s how it tastes that matters. To me that looks delicious.

March 25, 2009 - 3:58 am

Fencepost - Been there, done that.
Yep…had my share of “flops”.

March 25, 2009 - 5:44 am

Kath - Flops taste good too. My kids love flops as they know they can dig in and it doesnt have to be saved for whatever reason!!!!

March 25, 2009 - 5:57 am

the Cotton Wife - Thanks for the support!! I’m glad to know I’m not alone.

I felt so bad because CH requested a chocolate cake *just* for him (meaning – “Don’t make cupcakes”) – you can see his initials in M&M’s – and this is what happened. He’d better still eat it!!


March 25, 2009 - 7:05 am

Liz A. - One time the top layer of just a plain old Duncan Hines yellow cake split into quarters as soon as I added it on top of the other one. I blamed it on the humid Georgia summer.

March 25, 2009 - 10:08 am

Klutzy Mama - We’d totally eat that! We don’t care how stuff looks around here.

March 25, 2009 - 11:52 am

Susan Marie - I’ve had so many flops with layer cakes, I don’t even mess with ‘em anymore!



We’re quickly approaching planting season here in Virginia – which means y’all will soon have more to look at than just pictures of us (at least until the new baby arrives).

These are just a few photos I snapped in the backyard the other day. They all just holler “SPRING” to me and although I know my southern friends are already loving these sights – maybe my northern friends will appreciate this glimpse into spring.

Pardon the lack of daffodils. If there is a child within a 5 mile radius of a daffodil, rest easy knowing it’ll be picked before nightfall.






March 22, 2009 - 5:55 pm

Jamie - Your pictures bring such a smile to my face! :) Happy Spring!!!

March 23, 2009 - 5:29 am

Fencepost - Beautiful pictures, Jennifer!
It’s spring here in SC,too. And each day it hollars a little louder. I love the sound.

March 23, 2009 - 8:14 pm

Karen - Gorgeous pictures! I am so excited for Spring!!

March 24, 2009 - 6:33 am

Kath - This northerner appreciates the “green”!!!

I am so thankful we live on the eastern part of South Dakota as we had tornadoes and heavy rains instead of the 3 feet of snow the Black Hills is getting layered with!!!
There is just getting to be some sprigs of green in the lawn now. Just enough to say spring is definitely on its way!



Why haven’t I written anything since Tuesday?


That one is easy to answer.


It’s because my girls figured out how to turn the contrast on my monitor all the way off.


And I thought my whole computer was plumb broke.


I did NOT cry because even though my photographs, bookmarks, every-darn-thing is on my ‘puter there was no need to cry about it.


I was stoic. A rock. An idiot.


Last night while at baseball practice, Keith called to tell me that he’d figured out the problem. I am soooo glad I didn’t buy a new monitor.


I’d have really felt dumb then.


Now my other “why”.


Why do kids love to be scared?


They could do this all day.


I literally have about 10 times this many photos of them taunting the Cotton Husband (not that he needs much encouragement) and provoking him to chase them and play “monster”.


Maybe it’s so they’ll have a reason to tackle him and beat him up.


Nah. They never need a reason for that.


March 20, 2009 - 10:50 am

ellie k - How wonderful to see a man take time to play with children and see them all laugh and have a good time. Great pictures.

March 20, 2009 - 1:35 pm

Klutzy Mama - I love daddies that actually get down and play with their kids! It’s awesome!

March 20, 2009 - 9:54 pm

Dianne - aaawww….such priceless memories. Enjoy them all. I promise you they’ll be leaving for college next week…or so it will seem…

March 21, 2009 - 6:22 am

Fencepost - Great post!
Brings back a lot of memories.
Thank you!

March 21, 2009 - 10:53 am

Dana - If there was ever a reason that I wish I could have been a farmer — and we both have dried brown thumbs — it would being able to work at home when the kids were young.

March 22, 2009 - 4:58 am

MOM - This one made me smile this morning. Keith is such a wonderful Dad – just like a kid himself.

March 23, 2009 - 8:16 pm

Karen - Nothing better than taunting a dad. My girls do it all the time too. Glad to hear all is good with your monitor!