Sweet Treats Archive


Thanksgiving and Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Thanksgiving 2016 Recap and Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Growing up I LOVED Thanksgiving.  It was my favorite holiday.  As a child, we would travel to my Grannie’s house and once there we were surrounded by extended family.  There was football played in the yard and cooking in the tiny kitchen. When


Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies and A Lesson in Liquid vs Dry Measure Seven small words can sum up my life at the moment.  So much to do, so little time.  The numerous blog posts I write in my head have yet to actually find their way to paper my Google Drive.  Sorting through


Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot Cake Recipe and Freeing Myself From Personal Expectations On Easter Sunday, curled up under the covers, in bed, I was debating whether to attend church or not.  I have not attended church since I attempted to go on Christmas Eve, which did not end well.  The church was at capacity and we could not enter


Key Lime Pie Fail

Remember how I challenged myself to my own March Madness?  I am guessing no, because I can barely remember my boys names, let alone other people’s happenings in their life.  Well, I have been trying “new” things each day.  However, finding the time and creativity to blog about my adventures, such as cleaning


Chocolate Cake + Ganache Frosting

On Wednesday morning, I had a couple hours to myself. Hotness was off work in the morning and he took the boys grocery shopping. Yes, my man is Mr. Wonderful. Don’t hate me. This time I am not a deer stuck in headlights. I am a woman on a mission. I read


Perfect Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies and Christmas Eve

My Christmas Eve was similar to others I know, filled with love, family, and gratitude. Yet, my perspective is different. Hotness went to work early and I was awakened by Boy #3 demanding a candy bar for breakfast. When I suggested we eat oatmeal first, I was met with a tantrum and


Pecan Pie Therapy

He yells at me. I yell back. He throws things. I throw things. He cries. I cry. He says he hates me. I say, I do not like you right now. He hits me. I will stop there. Boy #2 and I have roared our terrible roars and gnashed our terrible teeth.


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and The Zoo

I am in the “thick of it,” raising four young children. My days of pure enjoyment are few and far between. In reality, my days are an unsettling roller-coaster ride.  The boys and I cram into the roller-coaster car each day and begin our ride on the track.  The boys are content,


Pumpkin Pie

Hotness took the younger two boys with him to run errands, the older two boys were in school. I was left alone, in a silent house, to bake. My mind and body were in shock. Where was the chaos? I could not function. I measured the flour wrong for my pie crust,


Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Bread and a Therapy Baking Session

On Sunday morning I literally wake up to a boy staring at my face. He scared the shit out of me. Figuratively, not literally.  Looking at him wide-eyed he whispers “mom can you get up now and make breakfast?” I reply “I need five more minutes.” My racing heart relaxes and I