Words of Wisdom and a Raw Dessert to Die For (Not literally, of course…)

Getting older actually has its perks. Really. I wouldn't lie about that. First of all, it means  you are alive. That's kind of a biggie. But, it also gives you the time and distance needed to reflect upon your life, and see how times of disappointment may have lead to some of the best things that have…

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies and a Poem (But not a poem about Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies.)

Last week was Badger testing at my school...the Badger test is Wisconsin's Smarter Balanced Assessment. Despite what the name implies, it's not a test about Badgers. (Although the 6th grade team I work with, did think it would be entertaining to create a test about badgers. We're kinda funny that way. You know...with questions like "How many eyes…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake (Or What I Made My Honey for His Birthday)

Last week, my Honey celebrated his birthday! I believe he called it the 14th anniversary of his 39th birthday. You can do the math. As it was a weekday, we didn't really have time for anything super special, but I did ask him what he would like for dinner. Stand up guy that he is,…

Sea Salt “Caramels” and Health Challenge #5

Every couple of weeks, I give my kids at school a "Health Challenge". Last Tuesday, I presented Health Challenge #5: Limit your "sweet treats" to one per day. After presenting the "Did you know..." facts about added sugars in our food, we got on the topic of what is actually in the foods we eat. As an…

Cocoa + Coconut Almond Butter Shake

Look what I made! Meet my inspiration... I love nut butters. I currently have 4 partially used jars sitting in my pantry. And yes, I realize that I should probably keep them in the fridge, but I don't like it when they get all hard and crumbly...I like them smooth and creamy! And it's not like they're…