Today is the big day (and a recipe, too)!

Got your notes about the recipe…correct now!

Husband text messaged me this morning at 2:50am to let me know he had made it to Milan and had bought me the quintessential Italian gift.  A ferrari??? Doubt it…wouldnt fit it his bag and WOW that would be declarable.  Italian leather..something??? Again, doubt it seriously.  I figure it is something kitchy like a miniature Mona Lisa or statue of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  He knows whatever it is, it will pale in comparison to the fact that he is home. Ciao, baby.

Hopefully he got something decent to eat when he got to Milan.  He said he ate chicken and turkey and turkey and chicken while he was at work.  He also told me I had to make some cookies for him to take back to work with him – it will be the holidays and really they have no idea what a cookies is supposed to look or taste like! 

Husband will arrive in Atlanta today at 3:35 and will have a 6 hour wait as usual.  If all goes as planned I will pick him up at 10 pm tonight.  

We had a very interesting day yesterday.  I got my hair…well CUT.  To say the least!  It is very short.  I like it, hope Husband doesnt hate it.  It was time.  I wore my hair mid back for a few years but it was horrid.  So wild and unruly.  Just like me to wait till it turns cold to cut my hair.  Anywho…that wasnt the interesting part.  I left the younger ones with their oldest sister while I was shorn and when I got back Benjamin was covered in a rash.  He has been trying to get a cold for several days and you know the tonsil situation (which is much better) and this just threw me for a loop.  I loaded them back into the truck and headed to the pediatrician’s office.  Apparently he has a virus that includes a lovely, all over the body rash.  No fever at the drs office but by the time we got home he was feverish and just wanted to go to bed.  He is still asleep and I am not going to wake him.  Rest and liquids will be the cure I am sure. 

Okay now for the recipe I promised.  Since I was speaking of cookies earlier, thought I would post one of Husband’s  favorites. 

Super Dupers 

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Confectioner’s sugar

Beat eggs, add sugar and vanilla.  Blend in shortening and chocolate.  Sift flour together with baking powder and salt.  Add to chocolate mixture.  Stir in nuts.  Refrigerate dough until easy to handle or overnight.  Preheat oven to 350.  Roll into  1 1/2 inch balls, roll in Confectioner’s sugar. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake for about 10 minute…DO NO OVER BAKE. Cool on pan for one minute and remove to rack to completely cool.

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I got the link fixed on my blog.

Thank you for letting me know. I most always check these things but I guess I got in a hurry this morning.


I hope Benjamin is feeling better soon! So stressful when your children are sick.

I’m happy that your hubby is on his way home. If I knew him (and you) I could visit him at the ATL airport. It is really a pretty nice place to hang out – lots of restaurants and stores.

And your hair – could you maybe post photos? My hair is stick-straight, with bangs and about down to my shoulder blades. It is the longest it has been since high school and that is only because my hairdresser of 25 years isn’t able to cut hair at the moment. I need a haircut and I’m scared!

My oldest daughter had a virus which ended with a big fat rash all over a few weeks ago. The rest of us all were sick one by one..but she was the only one who got the rash…poor thing itched and scratched and all until it finally went away (with meds!) I was thankful we didn’t all get that part!!
The cookie recipe sounds wonderful!!

Susan, i always do the exact same thing – I cut my hair shorter when colder weather is coming!!

Share the hair photos lady! Hope Ben feels well soon and say hello to your dh from us.

We are all sick here. It must be something around the world.


must be something in the air! i just had 21 inches cut off of my hair! first cut in over 12 years! not sure how much i like it, i still don’t know how to do anything with it! LOL

and about the cookie recipe, can i get you to clarify the shortening/chocolate part. is that 1/2 cup of each? or something else entirely? am i just being dense? curious minds wanna know!

I think there might be an error in your recipe. I’d love to try these, but could you clarify – is that 1/2 cup EACH of shortening and unsweetened chocolate?

I’ve been thinking of cutting my hair short again – I’ve let it grow out to shoulder length – longest in my life – but it’s so fine and thin that one gust of wind makes it look like I have pure tangles for hair. Plus I’m not very talented at the whole hair styling thing to begin with so long hair is more of a challenge to me than short hair was.

I corrected the recipe to read 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted. Thanks for reading so carefully! I was in a hurry!

Oh good – thanks! Can’t wait to make them!!