Today I turn 36. I am now closer to 40 than I have ever been in my life.  I have made that turn in the road toward my scary age. But since there is nothing you can do about the passing of time, I decided to embrace it. Well, try to anyway. I decided to [...]

Restaurant-Style Cornbread


It is wedding week! My baby brother is getting married on Saturday. This month has been just jammed full of excitement, planning, prepping and a sprinkling of stress. Most of the stress seems to be coming from the “spring” weather we are having here in Minnesota. Snow storm after snow storm. However, the weather people [...]

Hello Spring?

Minnesota seems to be the state that spring forgot. A foot of snow is predicted by Thursday night of this week with another storm on the way next week. It is supposed to be the time for thunderstorms and buds not blizzards and shoveling. Last week there was a hint at spring. A 50 degree [...]


What is it about being in a funk? I have been in a creative funk. You know my kitchen weekend? Didn’t really go the way I had hoped. I got all jazzed up and ended up in a funk. I think with the busyness of life around me (showers, weddings, work, re-modeling, home buying) I [...]

Where is my Kitchen?


There are some exciting things happening at the Bossy house this month. Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming amount of stuff going on, cooking and baking has been put on the back burner. Ha. But this weekend I hope to remedy that with a free weekend to fill with cooking and baking galore. The ice and [...]

Taco Pie


At this point, winter is showing signs of slowing down in Minnesota. The weather is not so bitter cold and the snow starts to melt during the day. Now granted, March is the usually the snowiest month of the year and there are always storms lurking around the corner, but it seems hopeful. But just [...]

Valentine’s Love

There are many things I love. Family Friends Cuties (C, B, B, L, L…my hearts) Finding old photos that melt my heart (see above) Diet Coke Crushed ice Target Cadbury Eggs Owls Turquoise Betty Crocker Sprinkles Daisies Clinque Happy Sharpies Boy Bands My Mac My camera And the list goes on…. but one important thing [...]

Two Years


2 years ago today I lost one of my biggest cheerleaders. Some days it is still so very fresh. I miss him. He was more patient than any person I know or will ever know. He encouraged whatever idea you had or dream you wanted follow. He was kind and giving and forgiving. He loved. [...]

Be Content

Did you ever have something that you really didn’t want to do but were “forced” to do it because you were told it would make you a better person? Something that in the long run you would be happy that you did and look back at it with fondness and not regret? I am not [...]

Creamy, Dreamy Chocolate Malt Cupcakes

A creamy dreamy chocolate malt with a cherry on top = a dessert dream. I love the flavor of malt. It is one of those flavors that are so hard to explain what it tastes like, but you just know that it tastes good. Soo….for Valentines Day, your next party or your next Tuesday night, [...]