Wednesday, January 19, 2011


That's right...Back to the blogging world! I just got internet hooked up in my house...yes, it's been six months since I've had unlimited access.

And I can't wait to start blogging again!!

Now, it's the beginning, well kinda still the beginning of the new year...(January is going so fast) And I am overcome...Overcome with my heart fluttering in far too many directions. I desire to be a better person in so many aspects. I'd like to read more, exercise more, love more, cry more, but mostly I'd like to bake more.

As much as I love my job, I can't think of a better life than being paid to be in the kitchen all day...or at least have the freedom and time to do so.

So, as much as my mind is racing and being overcome with so many things to think about and things to become better, blah blah blah....Tonight I was overcome in a different way...

I mean I really couldn't get away from had simply
overtaken desires were strong and I gave in...and in about 20 minutes I'll know if it was worth it...

It was like a magnet, pulling me in...I had to make it.
I got all excited, only to find that I was missing one ingredient...cream, despite the temperature at -6 and feeling like -21 with the wind chill, I made the two block trek to the store (in my car, of course). Missing ingredient: Found!

Setting: My kitchen, dirty dinner dishes still all over from deep fried shrimp and vegetable stir fry (so, yeah, it smelled like a greasy Chinese restaurant...which some folks would enjoy, I'm not judging), continuous country music from the 90's on the tv music channel (love those), and the oven dancing to the music of each new ingredient, literally falling in love with this cake, even before it's complete (maybe becase the first layer could have been eaten raw and life would've been swell)

An hour later, my house smells like ooey gooey delicious butter...and the dishes are in the dish washer...and the cake is on the countertop cooling...waiting for me to dive in.

So, if anyone reads this, since my six month absense, I need a little direction...I'm torn...does my blog need to be more focused? I love writing about things that I'm learning and those things that I have strong opinions about, theology, world topics, and love and life and (yes, I know there are so many) BUT I really enjoy writing about food too...Can one have a blah blah blog about that enjoyable for readers, or should I pick one thing and love it up?!?

Leave me a comment and let me know...and for now, I know what I'm gonna LOVE up...

Oh...goodness... good night world.
ps. In St Louis, where this cake is from, they eat it for breakfast.... talk about a Good Morning!!


  1. Oh darling, good to have you back. You should not focus on one thing. Because life is about seasons, and writing is about you and your thoughts, ideas, and passions! If you wrote about one thing, I wouldn't get to have the whole picture! :)

  2. Thanks for the input, Shannon.
    I miss's been far too long since we've seen each other.

  3. Write about whatever you desire to write about at the moment. It seems that makes teh best writing anyway!


  4. Chrissy! I've been wanting to try this recipe for months now ... and today I finally did! Oh me, oh my. Oooey, gooey goodness. :) My girls were bouncing off the walls for two hours after they ate it ... (which may or may not have any connection to the sugar.) I enjoyed every bite. Thanks for the inspiration!