Friday, February 13, 2009


So a sweet little birdy mailed us a slab of creamed butter and sugar, otherwise known as caramel, or in some circles it is referred to non-narcotic crack. This person (Noonie)---felt that she might be able to convince Josh and I to jump off our wheatgrass wagon.... NOSIREEE.....not us...we are sticking to our Tofurkeys and sprouts and other things that those vegan-like people would eat.
This person (Noonie)...also staged sort of a culinary intervention..because she really felt that it was unfair for our kids to live in our sugarless society. And being as we know she is of sound mind and sound advice...we rolled up our sleeves...and bit in. By the way, my dentist, Dr. Osterbauer, he thanks you.

Oh, my train lovin' fool

So as some of you may know...Miss K is OBSESSED with trains, Thomas the Train, Diesels, Engines.....on and on and on. So we reluctantly agreed to throw her a train birthday party....but in the end I like that she is unconventional. So this is a video of the cake I am considering I on crack? It shouldn't be that hard..right?

My little Lauren Lou Lou

So you see that little towheaded girl....yes, the cutie patootie one....well she is getting married. Isn't it devine? I am probably one of the luckiest people on the planet, because I have some of the greatest siblings to ever step the Earth. No...really, I am dead serious. They are kind, generous, beautiful souls. Cheers to Lou Lou and Kyle..... Tam--sorry for the eighties picture...but you have to admit, you look pretty hot there.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Monkey Bread

We eat a lot of monkey bread...which might explain all the "junk in my trunk", if you know what I mean. I thought you might like the recipe. Monkey Bread Prehat oven to 380 1 large can of refrigerated biscuits 1/2 stick of butter 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1/4 cup of white sugar 1-2 tablespoons of cinnamon (depends on how cinnamonny you like it) Cut up the biscuits into quarters or eighths. Then either put them in a ziploc bag or a a bowl a pour the mixture of white sugar and cinnamon over them. Mix well. Place pieces in bundt pan. Then in a small sauce pan, melt the butter and brown sugar until it forms a carmel-like sauce. Pour this over the rolls in the bundt pan. Bake for about 15 minutes...or until they turn a gold brown and appear to be cooked all the way through. You can easily double this recipe for larger group or add nuts to the mix if you like.