Emergency Chocolate Cake

This is not a new favorite cake. I have to be honest. It was good, but not great. And let’s look at the title. Doesn’t that kind of title make you think you can bake this cake quickly? The baking part goes fairly quickly but it requires such a long cool-down period. The ingredients list is also a bit fancier than the Amelia Bedelia cake the Fudgelet and I made before. If I was going to choose, I would make the Amelia Bedelia one again before this one because that one tasted better and was even easier to make.

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Tahini Chocolate Chunk Cookies

When I saw this recipe I was intrigued and excited to find another use for tahini (I often use some of a jar and am left with a random amount). And then I tried to do a little research to find other recipes like this one. I didn’t have much luck. I actually started by trying to find this on the Food Network’s website to see if people reviewed it or talked about it, but nothing. No tips/tricks/warnings. So, I went into it not knowing what to expect.

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Celebration Rainbow Cake

Rainbows mean happiness in my book. They are pretty, represent the sun coming out, and can even have emotional meanings (look up rainbow babies if interested, but I will note that this was not my motivation, in case you were curious). Mostly, I am just excited to see them because they are beautiful and exciting. You never know when the next one will happen.

So, I feel it is appropriate to share this cake today on a week when I have happy news to share (on Thursday). We are just finishing a Maryland trip where we had plans to see lots of family, friends, the ocean (the Fudgelet’s first visit to see it and my uncle), crabs, hot weather (we don’t get much of that here), and the like. I am writing this in advance but know I will feel both happy to be returning home and a bit sad to be leaving everyone behind for a long time. We’re hoping to have some visitors this fall/winter with plans already in the works.

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Fudgelet Adventures (part 7): Number Line

After our letter adventures, we moved to numbers. I decided to make a number line since there was the perfect space in our dining room to hang them. I thought about looping all around but decided to just do the one wall. We managed to fit 1-25 which was a good start for him to practice counting over 10.

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Friday Favorites 25

I haven’t shared any favorites for awhile, and it’s about time I do…to be honest, I’ve been a bit busy the last few months and haven’t had much internet browsing time. The only browsing has been to make some food for dinner that week, and that’s it. I will admit that I’ve been following lots of makeup videos and pages though, so that has stolen some of my time. I can’t help it; I am attracted to pretty things in all forms.

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Fudgelet Adventures (part 6): Lowercase Letters TUVWXYZ

I realized it had been awhile since I updated on what happened with our letters. And part of the problem is I hadn’t actually taken pictures of the remaining ones. Or, at least, I thought I did, but haven’t been able to find them. Sooooo, not sure. Anyway, I just took pictures of them since they are still hanging up. We use them to help remember letter sounds when we are spelling and sounding out words. I also took pictures of our number line which I will post maybe next week.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Making New Crayons from Old Crayons

This is all over the internet, so I’m not really sharing any groundbreaking news here. But, I do have some tips on how to make new crayons from old crayons. These were another Valentine’s Day gift we made for our friends. The Fudgelet loves playing with them. Sometimes he wants his regular crayons, but he often wants to draw with these instead.

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