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,…

PB and Chocolate Chia Oatmeal

Yesterday I decided there would be no "false sense of health". Therefore, I spurned medicine, and spent the majority of the day on the couch in my sweats, wrapped in a blanket, drinking copious amounts of tea. I was going to win this battle. I blew off God (okay, that sounds worse than what it was...I…

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal (AKA Alli’s Favorite Breakfast)

There's nothing better than having the kids home for the holidays! I really miss them when they are away at school. I love just hanging out with them and talking AND making them their favorite foods. This morning, my youngest requested her favorite breakfast... Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal (based on a recipe by Katie Higgins…

Happiness Is…

an empty nut butter jar. Seriously. I kid you not.   Or more precisely, an almost empty nut butter jar. Because then you have a reason to make overnight oats. Which, by the way, is a win-win-win. Win #1 Breakfast is made the night before. Therefore, with your "extra" time, you can A. Sleep later…