Sunday, January 25, 2009


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

Here is a little yummy recipe to try at home, when the snow is falling, and the kids are screaming "I'm Bored!". This will make it all better. (Bonus yummy: add eggnog and a warm fire, cuddle under a blanket and watch a family friendly movie together!)

Makes: about 4 dozen

Bake time: 11 minutes

Prep time: 20 minutes


3-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup red and green M&M's
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped


1. Heat oven to 375°F. Blend flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
2. Beat butter and peanut butter in large bowl until creamy. Beat in sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Add vanilla.
3. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir in 1/4 cup warm water. Fold in M&M's and nuts.
4. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with your hand to form a 2-inch round.
5. Bake at 375°F for 11 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack.

Nutrition facts per serving:Servings Per Recipe about 4 dozen Calories 129 Total Fat (g) 6 Saturated Fat (g) 2 Cholesterol (mg) 15 Sodium (mg) 52 Carbohydrate (g) 18 Fiber (g) 1 Protein (g) 3 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


Monday, January 5, 2009

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar He shook the jar lightly The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.' The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar eff ectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. 'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else---the small stuff. 'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. 'Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.' One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The coffee just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.

What life lesson is presenting itself in your life right now? Any struggles? Any joyous moments? Are you getting yourself prepared for the holidays?


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Special and New Products!

Thank you for all the support and love in 2008. We are ready to make it mine in 2009!! :) We are offering a special discount for a limited time on all our new diaper cakes! Check out our new photos and new options for the inside of the diaper cakes! We have "Trendy Mommy", "Rub-a-dub-dub" and "Organic Mommy". More diaper cake and bath time towel cakes choices are coming! Thanks for looking! Visit!

Happy New Year!