Monday, October 10, 2016

Frankenberry Halloween Cupcakes

Frankenberry Halloween Cupcakes (Crazy for Desserts)

It’s that time of year where I fall for the limited edition food product marketing ploys of the baking and sugary treat companies.

Whenever I walk by a display of limited edition items my hands just reach out and grab the item. Many times I truly think my hands have a mind of their own because I’ll get to the register and think, “Did I really pick those up?”

This time the item was Halloween cereal, General Mills Frankenberry and Count Chocula to be exact. And, my husband was with me, so that just made it all the more fun. He sees my eyes get wide, and if the product isn’t overly expensive (as in more than a few dollars), he’ll grab it for me.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Count Chocula Brownie Bars

Yet another recipe made from the fun General Mills Monster Cereals! It is so much fun to come up with dessert recipes using these cereals. This time it is Count Chocula. The cereal combined with brownie mix, marshmallow cream, and white chocolate makes for a sweet, crunchy, chewy layer bar that drives you to eat just more than one!

And, since Halloween is around the corner, it was fitting for the time of year.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Relationships Build the Memories that are Left When You Die

Life comes down to papers and photos, and sometimes not even that. The important things in life are not what you have collected over the years but the relationships you develop.

Over the last 10 months I have been handling the affairs of an estate of a relative I loved very much. It has been the most difficult task to date that I have ever had to perform. In a matter of two trips, each a week long, we inventoried, tossed, and packed all her personal belongings. We ended up shipping four boxes home that are filled with papers and photos and little trinkets that we thought might be wanted by someone in the family. Everything else was sold to an auction house.