Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Don't let that innocent face fool ya! It's been confirmed today that Reina has been sneaking in to see Scout, he does have that irresistible charm. And girls will be girls, so now she is expecting another four-legged brood on Nov 9. 

Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies.
Gene Hill

Monday, October 24, 2011

Good Morning Coffee Cake!

With the now much cooler crisp Fall mornings it's officially the season for the coffee cake breakfast! 

Here's my favorite - not so - secret recipe:

Coffee Cake
Main Mix:
1 c Sugar
2 c Flour
3/4 c Butter (softened)
Cream together and take out a 1/2cup - then add to the main mix:
1 c Milk 
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
Pour into a greased 9x9 pan. 
Topping: Take the 1/2 c Main Mix and add:
1/2 c Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 T Butter (softened)
Sprinkle over top of cake - Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. 

I substituted the milk with Sheep Buttermilk and used Sheep's milk Butter - I also added a couple tablespoons of oatmeal to the topping. In the past I've added walnuts and substituted the butter in the topping with maple syrup. Quick, easy and always delish ~ Cheers to cake!

Coffee time!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Another Birthday

Birthday dinner with Derek and friends

17 years ago I started my journey into motherhood, where has the time gone? It seems like a 100 years ago and yesterday all in the same moment! Derek sweet it is to think of the darling baby he used to be, but after 17 years, things haven't changed a whole me it's still easy to see that endearing newborn that had my heart so deeply in love that I thought I'd never come down from cloud 9. Through a mop of hair, a few struggling whiskers and a much deeper voice, I now look up to him when he speaks and can in an instant be moved back into the clouds with pride of the boy he once was and the fine man he has become. Happy Birthday Derek! 

Because everything in my life is often done in a hurry, the candles were quickly inserted
into a cake that was too warm..the unveiling wasn't too surprising but did make us all smile :-)

        "A boy's best friend is his mother."-- Joseph Stefano