Random Musings and Merry Christmas Wishes

Me last Christmas break @ Thomas Sweets, my fave fro-yo place in D.C. Man I miss my city!

Merry Christmas, everyone — happy holidays!!

We are going to the Chicago ‘burbs to spend time with my hubby’s extended family.

Tonight I made my beloved Oreo balls (and aside from some chocolate chips, all I tasted was the corner of one — which I froze in a baggie to have later).

I hope they like them — they have two kids and I figure kids will eat anything with chocolate, right?!

I know I sound like a broken record here but instead of journaling tonight in my personal journal, I’m blogging Continue reading “Random Musings and Merry Christmas Wishes”

The Sweet Truth

I’m not feeling terribly inspired to blog tonight (I’m deeply entrenched in Eclipse, the third book in the Twilight saga, for anyone living under a rock like I apparently had been!) so forgive me for this being short and sweet (pardon the pun).

This evening I made delicious, decadent peppermint bark for my office cookie exchange tomorrow (you can see the recipe here), which capped off a complete chocoholic weekend.

Honest to God, I am so sick of sweets that I don’t think I’ll even be tempted by the goodies we’ll be sharing tomorrow! I simply overdid it.

Fortunately, we have lots of friends and neighbors to pawn the goodies off on, er, share the sugar with! Continue reading “The Sweet Truth”

Indulge: Oreo Balls

hpim1770After blogging yesterday about eating disorders and disordered eating, I found myself in a pickle, debating what to make for my office’s annual Thanksgiving potluck on Thursday.

The health-conscious me wanted to make a fat-free pumpkin fluff dessert — but yummy as it is, it’s full of artificial sugars and frankly, not really an exciting dessert.

So I opted instead to make what has become my “siganture” dessert, if you will — a real crowd pleaser, a treat I’ve been making mouths happy with for over two years now.

The magical dessert? Oreo Balls.

These little decadences are made with cream cheese and Oreos, and dipped in chocolate. Can we say simple and sinful? Continue reading “Indulge: Oreo Balls”