A journey…

Do you ever just sit back and think for a minute.

I have…..about my relationship with my daughter. You see…we are so eerily similar in so many ways.

We are both so stubborn and hard headed….that sometimes….i have to take a step back just to see that

she is me.

This girl…is me.

Now granted….i don’t think i ever took scissors to my hair…because….well…..


and i never said to my mom…your the worst mom ever…

nope…never ever ever said that.

Oh…and i never packed my suitcase and threatened to walk out the front door…


well…..see….i might have done that when i was little……

and that just proves my point that my little girl is me.

We all have struggles….we all have balances……

and i’m just trying to find mine.


a balance.

When i was talking with a friend the other day…she told me…do you realize how absolutely private you are…about your life…even to your closest friends.

She’s right.

I am SO private…yet so open.

I can talk freely about my life in doses and give you glimpses….the same i would a friend.

She then told me that even your closest friend should know all the deep down dirt so that they can in fact be a real friend.

I only have one friend that knows the deep…the dirty…the ugly.

My mom.

Not that there is much dirt…..or much ugly…

but there was some…

and my mom is still my closest go to girl.

I want that with my daughter…..

I want her to be open with me….but i still want to be a parent.

I think we all go through challenging phases in parenting….

otherwise…i wouldn’t think you were normal…

I think parenting girls is so hard….and i truly hope that it will

be as rewarding ….

as my relationship with my mom.

I decided to ask lola to share with you her all time favorite book.

{She thought that was pretty cool that i asked her opinion….

and that i was going to share this with you….}

It’s called ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’.

She…..i mean ….WE…..love this book.

It’s about a little toy rabbit that is lost…only to find his way home….after a long journey.


You will love this book……

as for me…i just picked up Julia Childs cookbook…….yup….

now you won’t see me doing a recipe a day….





but i did make a promise with myself….

that i’m going to try and make a better home …..

and by that…

i need to start cooking a wee bit more.

Not that mac n cheese is so bad…

but my hubby did say….

I really loved it when you made those rotisserie chicken enchilada’s….

and i really loved that

apple crisp.


that’s a bit about me….

getting a little deep there.

oh….and since you asked about the recipe….

Heart Attack apple crisp:

apple filling

* 8 oz unsalted butter {2 sticks}

* 8 granny smith apples, peeled,cored and sliced

* 4 tsp fresh lemon juice

* 1 tsp grated fresh ginger

* 1 c. light brown sugar {packed}

* 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

*4 tbsp flour

cobbler topping

* 1/2 c light brown sugar

* 1 c. all-purpose flour

* 1/2 tsp cinnamon

* 1/2 c quick oatmeal

* 1/8 tsp salt

* 8 oz. unsalted butter {2 sticks}


Preheat over to 350.

Filling: melt butter in large saute pan on med heat. add apples and saute briefly. add lemon juice, ginger,brown sugar and cinnamon. Blend mixture to incorporate all ingredients. sprinkle flour over mixture and blend well.

cook for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. let cool.

Topping: in a mixing bowl blend all the topping ingredients except butter until evenly mixed. Cut pieces of butter into mixture until just crumbly.

Assemble: Place cooled apple filling into shallow baking dish. Sprinkle cobbler mixture over top.

bake about 30 minutes till lightly brown on top.

serve warm.


I cut out one stick from each …the mixture and the filling….and you could probably cut out more if your

heart desires…..


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