Gambling and Other Outside-of-the-Box Itineraries for Out-of-Town-Guests at a Baptism

Every baptism weekend itinerary for out-of-town-guests should include a romp through a casino. In fact, it should be a mandatory perk if you are serving as the godmother. I’ve come to this conclusion after I agreed to fly 4 ½ hours to Detroit for my nephew’s baptism on Saturday. When I arrived, with the dried… Continue reading Gambling and Other Outside-of-the-Box Itineraries for Out-of-Town-Guests at a Baptism

Easter Bunny Parade Brownies with Clouds of Chocolate Pudding Recipe

The hunt for Easter goodies took a dark turn when I discovered that all of the grocery stores in my area no longer carried the No Pudge! (fat free) brownie mix that I rely on for easy, “healthy” brownies. They’re the perfect treat for ending a Peeps-jellybean-mimosa-fueled binge on Easter Sunday morning. In fact, this… Continue reading Easter Bunny Parade Brownies with Clouds of Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Swimming With and Eating Scary Things in Kauai, Hawaii–and other Vacation Adventures/Tips

Snorkeling in a “kiddie-lagoon” in Kauai is no longer mild fun when someone asks if I’ve seen the barracuda. The enthusiastic, kind-hearted stranger who really, really wants me to share this barracuda moment with her insists that barracuda don’t really hurt people. However, she also tells me that another man at her hotel made the… Continue reading Swimming With and Eating Scary Things in Kauai, Hawaii–and other Vacation Adventures/Tips