Watch “basic sweet roll dough — hand knead” on YouTube


4 ways to self-heal

IDK about you, but some days I feel really down in the dumps.

As tempting as it is to curl into a ball and cry, it doesn’t really illicit feelings of hope and laughter.

Here are some things that help bring joy back when it feels like the darkest, nastiest storm is brewing overhead.

check it out…

self LOVE






Funniest Show on the Market

Some shows are just classic.

You feel like you could watch them over & over without ever missing a beat…*cue in Trailer Park Boys or Arrested Development*

Well, GUESS WHAT?!?!?! My sister found a new classic.

Crazy Ex Girlfriend —currently airing on CW

Move to West Covina for Josh Chan? Yes.

Have a messy childhood that haunts you to this day? Yes.

Create the funniest, most honest life ever? DO IT all in west covinaaaaaaa CALIFORN-IAAA!

Trust me you’ll get it once you watch.

guilty lab

So guilty

BTW I miss Greg. He needs to come back.

Be a Pineapple

Thank you Pinterest for being you. I love you. I am obsessed. P.S. Sorry I put you on the back burner for a while….I realize now how magical and amazing you really are.

Here are 2 impossibly easy recipes from the queen of all things…AKA Pinterest. 

First comes coffee…. right?


How about crock-pot Pumpkin Spice Latte’s…. yes PSL’s!!!!!! 🎃


Very fabulous, although next time I will add more (or stronger) coffee. Also I used a 1/4 of a vanilla bean instead of 1/2 cup vanilla extract. Sounded way too expensive for my taste.

More coffee will definitely get it closer to Starbucks. Need more….need. <<<Man I miss working there…free espresso drinks and beans…..>>>



Supersize Me


Next how about something you actually chew.

It involves crushed pineapple….

vanilla pudding…

cake mix….

and cool-whip…



Talk about comfort. All things processed!!! Don’t we all crave processed foods now & then?







Pineapple Sunshine Cake!!!!

BTW 8 oz. is roughly 1 cup. So if you got your crushed pineapple at Market Basket like me, you’ll have a little left.


I don’t think I ever seen an 8 ox. can of crushed pineapple anyway.

And this frosting….



OH my lawddddd 👌

***once you mix it together initially, give it a few minutes and then come back and whip it again****


I’ve been seeing a ton of people on Pinterest make frosting out of cool whip and pudding mix and I wanted to see what all the rage was about.

Boy, am I impressed.Now I feel like such an idiot for boycotting Cool-Whip.

For 2 years, I deprived myself of this silky smooth engineered legend. Oh those food scientists…..converting oil to a solid at room temp. How sneaky, yet clever.



AND DELICIOUS.yummmmmmmmmm


Morale of the Pinterest story: Be a Pineapple.

Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside. 🍍

Pie crust TWO WAYS

I avoid all butter crusts like it’s the plague. (well unless I am making lemon meringue pie)… Why?

All butter crusts are SUPER finicky! Work quickly to keep chunks of cold butter, use pie weights, cook at a super high temp, then a low one…. yada yada. I just can’t stand it. Sure the end result can be pretty fantastic, but I know a crust that is far superior tasting AND much easier to make!!

So tell your pie weights (mine are little pebbles from the beach) to kick the curb and get crackin’ on this crust for tonight. I like using this crust two ways.

pie crust- cherrypie crust--- eat me

I mean seriously, why go through all the work without getting a savory and sweet treat?

I like it…

because I am fat and well…. pie is where the $’s at. Right Chingyyyyyyy???

Here’s what I do: crust with NUTZ

Divide the prepared dough into 2—- one for a full sized chicken pot pie and the other for mini tart cherry pies

pie crust- mini and bib

Ready to get baked????

You can even freeze 1/2 for later—just wrap tightly in Saran wrap***(unless it’s Costco brand..all other off-brands SUCK)