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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.


I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

Buzz about...

Thursday, November 04, 2010

When all else fails, cook...

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Pudding
Thanks to Pepperidge Farm!

12 slices Cinnamon Swirl Bread, any variety, cut into cubes (about 6 cups)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
2 1/2 cups milk
4 eggs
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Sweetened whipped cream  (optional)

Heat the oven to 350°F.  Place the bread cubes into a lightly greased 2-quart shallow baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate pieces over the bread cubes. Beat the milk, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a small bowl with a fork or whisk. Pour the milk mixture over the bread cubes.  Stir and press the bread cubes into the milk mixture to coat.  Bake for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve with the whipped cream, if desired.

That's one way to drown your sorrows and computer issues...


  1. I am so sorry that you are having major computer issues! I panic when my computer acts up!

    This yummy dessert sounds like the perfect comfort food to ease the pain!

    Thanks for your sweet comment about my multi layered stamping. I actually do get to teach it from time to time.

    I use only two adhesives: Mono Multi Glue by Tombo (in the green and white bottle) and Scor-Tape. The Mono Multi gives you just enough wiggle time to line up crooked layers (about 3 seconds) and then it holds like the dickens!

  2. I am SO going to make this. I actually have some cinnamon swirl bread in the freezer that I planned to try with bread pudding--when I found a recipe! Here it is! Thanks.

  3. I really don't need this at 10:30 at night. And gimme three steps right about now...