Coming up with ideas is the easy part for me, making them work is another thing. So when I do come up with something that works well, I’ll post it here. I’m also including a few experiences with some of my not-so-stellar plans.


I made this recipe up for the Pillsbury Bakeoff.  I didn’t win anything, but they ARE good.    You can add chopped Jalapeno too, if you like it spicier. 1 8oz package softened Neufchatel or cream cheese 1 4oz can Old El Paso® Chopped Green Chiles 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon lime juice 1/4 teaspoon […]


Almond Roca

This is a great treat for Valentines Day. It’s really easy to make and inexpensive for large batches. 2 Cups Sugar 2 Cups Almond Slices (or Slivers) – You can also do this with Pecans! 1 cup butter (2 sticks – not margarine) 1 cup chocolate chips Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper […]


Sheep Ornaments

While setting up my tree this year, I turned around to find my babies with glass balls stuck on their fingers like olives. Ouch! Here’s my attempt at a more kid friendly ornament. Update: About two days after I’d posted this, I stumbled upon the Christmas edition of one of my favorite magazines, Family Fun. […]


Magic Date Ball

Do you need answers for your love life, and “Try Again Later” just isn’t cutting it anymore? Try my new Magic Date Ball! The Date Ball was inspired by Wendys and “50 Cent Night” at Movies 8. It seems like J. and I have been going on the same date over and over again for […]


Easy Flaming Text in PSP7

Thinking about using flaming text on your site? Think again! Any special effects can look pretty bad if they’re abused. But if you do have a good reason and NEED flaming text, here’s an easy method to get legible, firey looking text. By the way, I wrote this because I kept seeing requests for “how […]