national chocolate pudding day


My son informed me that today is National Chocolate Pudding Day. I’m not sure why people come up with these less than significant holidays, but it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that we had really good chocolate pudding.


the winner of the ramona movie and book giveaway!


Thank you to everyone who entered the Ramona giveaway! has cleverly selected Natalie H. So, congratulations, Natalie! You’ll be going to see Ramona and Beezus this summer!  If you are Natalie H., please leave a comment on this post, and I will get that prize to you right away!

And now, for another announcement!  How many of you saw Toy Story 3 last weekend? Well, we saw it, and it was fantastic (aside from the fact that a man—with lots of facial hair—told me he was a little kid when the first Toy Story came out, and made me feel old, since I wrote my junior year undergraduate research paper on Toy Story when it came out!).

But what I was really excited about during that movie was . . . can you guess? The trailer for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader!! Now, this is important, everyone. I love those Narnia movies.  They make me happy. And we’ll all be very sad if they don’t make another one, so make sure you go and see it in December.  See it 10 times, even! And tell everyone you know about it.  Tweet it from the rooftops!  In case you haven’t seen the trailer yet, here’s a quick look:

Now, I have no idea why all four Pevensies make an appearance in there, but I am not complaining. You know how I feel about King Peter. And did you see Ben Barnes? I’ll be grinning the entire movie—yum!

caramel bananas


This is one of those snacks I felt guilty the whole time making. Once it was ready, though, all my guilt went out the window, and it was just me and my caramelized treat.

All you need to make this is a good excuse, and a few extra points left in your diet.

good things come to those who bake.


I just want to thank you all for coming to my blog on babble. It’s fun to post some of my easier, quicker food ideas over there, and I know sometimes you may be wondering where I’ve been. For example, right now, I am hosting a cookie contest over there, with a prize from Icebox Bakery.

They are a really fun, all-natural cookie company based in Colorado. I discovered their cookie dough at a Whole Foods, and really love it. Go check out my post on babble where I am hosting the contest.

Here is what the winner will receive:


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