Friday, February 22, 2013

Pecan Coconut Cake

I recently had a birthday. But, I'm at that age where you don't really get worked up about your birthday. That age where you stop wanting to admit that you are a year older because those years seem to be coming sooner and sooner.  That age that seemed about 100 years away when you're in your twenties. Not that I'm afraid to age. As I look at things, life keeps getting better and better. I'm enjoying the wisdom that comes with age. That feeling of accepting yourself for who you are and celebrating that person. I've found that as I age I'm more able to let go of the things that just don't really matter. It's so relieving. Life is easier. Or maybe I'm just better at managing it. I would embrace the aging process except for those darn wrinkles. And age spots, and grey hair. I could do without that! Fo show!

“Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin’ across your face” 

One thing that I do love about my birthday is making my own birthday cake. I really do enjoy it. Believe it or not, it's how I want to spend my birthday. And, as I've aged, I'm leaning away from chocolate desserts. Now, don't get me wrong. I still like chocolate, I haven't gone completely off the deep end. It's just that I'm starting to like a variety of desserts. Lately I'm particularly fond of things with nuts. So, this year I picked a Pinterest find. It had vanilla, yes! Coconut, Yes!! And pecans, YES!!! All my faves. I had to give it a try. . .  

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Toffee Sticks

I was going to title this post "Valentine's Day Quickie." Then I re-thought that. Hmmmm, no double entendres for this family friendly blog. So, I went with Toffee Sticks. Which, by the by, are super duper easy. And, quick. If for you, like me, Valentine's Day has crept up on you and you're totally unprepared, you can whip up a batch of these in no time. If you followed the Oreo Cookie Pops post and/or the Chocolate Caramel Pretzel post, then you totally know what you are doing here. Just dippin' stuff in Chocolate. . .