Every year I look forward to the summer county fair and all the deep fried foods that are offered. One thing we almost always get are fried oreos. It occurred to me the other day that fried oreos aren’t actually very hard to make and I didn’t need to wait until the fair to enjoy them.


During a recent trip to the Fruit Shop, I picked up a Buddha’s hand. One look and I immediately knew what it was because I’ve read about it before on other food blogs.

But this was my first time up close and personal with one and I was pretty excited. The one I got wasn’t as gnarly looking as some I’ve seen on other blogs, but it’s still pretty interesting to look at. Actually the shape reminded me of chicken feet.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope everyone is having a safe and happy time with loved ones.

Here are some pictures of Zephy dressed up for the holidays! My brother’s gf dressed him up in this cute elf outfit complete with bells. Unfortunately he wouldn’t sit still for a picture.

Normally he’s okay with clothes, but apparently he was quite embarrassed by this one. Usually, if he’s around when I come home from work, he’ll run to greet me. On this day, I received no greeting.

Then I heard him. And I called for him. And was surprised when he didn’t immediately come over. I walked into my brother’s room, and saw Zephy actually dart out of sight! He was hiding, he was so embarrassed!

He finally lay down and let me take a few pictures, but no clear shots. Also his super long bushy tail is what is causing some blur in the shots. This outfit only lasted a few hours…Recently my brother’s gf dressed him up as Santa, complete with a beard! Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures to show you.

My dog Mochi won’t let us dress her, so no pictures. I tried to in years past. One year we tried a reindeer costume, another year we tried a Santa dress. Both times she looked so miserable and refused to move so we took it off her.

With this month being so busy I didn’t know if I would have the energy or time to bake my holiday treats. But when I woke up Thursday morning, I suddenly had the energy to bake. So after work, I baked up a storm.

I baked chocolate chip, sugar cut-out cookies, soft sugar cookies and red velvet cookies filled with Nutella. I had planned on making a few more but I actually ran out of eggs and it was pretty late. I might bake the rest on my list next week.

I’m spending my next few days eating up a storm, spending time with family and friends. I hope everyone is having an equally enjoyable holiday.

Happy Holidays everyone!