Skip to main content

Tag! I'm it!

Melissa over at Made By Melissa has tagged me! Check out Melissa's blog - she has some fantastic looking cakes in there, and lots of delicious looking pastas (one of my many weaknesses!!)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Here are the rules: Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

What was I doing ten years ago?
I was 16 years old so undoubtley I was driving as much as possible. Amazing how things change in 10 years as now I hate driving if I don't need to! Anyway, I digress. It was the Summer between sophomore and Junior year in high school, I had my first job at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum and boy was I shocked at how many children were in St. Louis!! I spent every M-F waking up at 5:00 for 5:30 Cheerleading practice and my favorite shows were: Friends, 90210 and Dawson's Creek.

What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today?
1. Happy Hour with husband's work
2. Cousin (in-laws) birthday party
3. Girls night with BFF who is moving from me next weekend :(
4. Catch up on Celebrity gossip after being INSANELY busy this week
5. Set alarm for Bridesmaid dress shopping in the morning with BFF.

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. Cheese
2. Graham Crackers
3. Cheese and Crackers
4. Fruit (if it's already cut and ready to go!)
5. Mini ice cream bars

Five things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Pay off all of our debt and my family's debt
2. Buy a new house in a cute little neighborhood that I aspire to live in, then furnish that house!
3. TRAVEL!!!! Italy, most of Europe, Fiji, Australia (for DH - I could take it or leave it!), China, Russia, Chile, etc...
4. Quit my job and open a gift shop with unique, hand made items (and of course some delicious fresh baked goods)
5. Start a family and be the ultimate soccer mom (preppy clothes, Lexus SUV, Panera coffee cup in hand always, fundraising volunteer, etc.)

Places I’ve lived:
1. St. Louis, MO
2. Springfield, MO (school)

Jobs I’ve had:
1. Seven years at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum
2. One summer at Baskin Robbins as a second job for the free ice cream!
3. One semester at Abercrombie & Fitch (5 hours a week at $5 an hour bring home does not a job make!)
4. My current job - Community Relations and Marketing for a chain of restaurants.

I am tagging…
Ashlee of A Year in the Kitchen
Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater
TPOX of Proceed With Caution
The Milkman's Wife of Milk & Honey
Cate of Fresh From Cate's Kitchen

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Key Lime Gooey Butter Cake

I'm from St. Louis.  The home of Gooey Butter Cake.  Many people think it's a Paula Deen creation, and how could you not when you see how much butter is in it, but you can't go in to a restaurant, bakery or grocery store without seeing gooey butter somewhere in St. Louis.  We love it.  What's not to love with butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, oh my!

But, considering I've made it numerous times, I'm always up for a new variation.  Nutella?  Check!  Cookies?  Don't mind if I do!  Pumpkin?  Well of course!  While talking to my mom about what to bring to a family function, she mentioned she saw a recipe for key lime gooey butter cake.  Sold!  I've never heard of the website she sent over to me, but it looked similar to the basics of every other recipe I've used for Gooey Butter Cake so I knew I wanted to give it a try!

One thing people may not realize is that Gooey Butter Cake is very easy to make.  Just a few ingredients really!  Just mix them, ba…

Exclusive Pumping - why I did it twice, and some tips & tricks

This is a story I've been wanting to share for several years, in fact one of the reasons I decided to make the switch to more of a life blog versus a food blog. So bear with me here!

I have two children. I tried breastfeeding both of them, and was unsuccessful with both, for different reasons. One wouldn't latch. One my supply was too fast and plentiful. I tried a few things because I really really wanted to breastfeed, but it was stressing me out, so I looked in to other options, which is where I learned about exclusive pumping. 

 What is exclusive pumping (or EP)? It's when a mother expresses her milk to feed her child, rather than feeding "straight from the source". Prior to having Tyler, I knew very little about pumping, but I knew that since I planned to breastfeed and planned to work after maternity leave, I would need a pump. But that was about it. I remember the weekend before he was born sitting on my bed playing with the pump and thinking the manual was…

Nutella Cannoli

Nutella is something that I love, but honestly don't really eat or bake with that often, always regretting that fact each time I eat something with Nutella. Well, I am vowing to change my ways - starting with these Cannolis!  They're definitely not a traditional cannoli as the combination of cream cheese and whipped cream make them more like a cheesecake filling, or even mousse, but the cannoli shell makes them easy to grab and eat.  No fork required - my kind of dessert!


Usually I prefer to make mini cannolis because sometimes full ones are just too rich for me, however any recipe could easily be adapted to a regular cannoli shell size (or mini size if the case may be).  The combination of the cream cheese, whipped cream and Nutella definitely made these a rich bite-size dessert, that I think may become one of my go-to recipes when I need to make something quick and impressive.

Nutella Cannoli
Ingredients:
24 Mini Cannoli Shells
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sug…