Spicy Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

That sounds weird. I know it. But I also know that it is not, in fact, weird. It’s amazing.┬áBut don’t just take my word for it. Although, really, have I ever led you astray? You should totally take my word for it, with confidence no less! But you should still make it. Continue reading “Spicy Brownie Bottom Cheesecake”

The Hattan Herald 2014

Merry Christmas everyone! I broke my wrist and banged myself up bombing downhill on my snowboard yesterday afternoon and, thus, am gimpy as all get out right now. Therefore, there will be a slight delay in the mailing of the Heralds this year, because it’s hard to stuff envelopes with one hand, ya know? But, … Continue reading The Hattan Herald 2014

The Line

Manlegs and I were told this week that we aren’t feeding Turbo enough for as active as she is. We were told that she is just way too skinny. This was not coming from her doctor, or any of her coaches, or anyone that matters. It was from another parent.

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“Does this happen…frequently?”

“Yes. All of the time.”

That was part of the conversation Manlegs and I had after going to the grocery store together. For the past two weeks, we have gone grocery shopping as a team, which is not generally the case. However, we have had meetings out of town and whenever I’m out of town I hit up a grocery store. Since he was with me, he tagged along. It’s actually quite efficient. He pushes the cart at his normal pace and I’m flying all over the store at my pace, picking up the items that I need, and running them back to the cart. Rinse. Repeat. When we’re together, we break grocery shopping time records.

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Flannel Sheets

IMG_0140My husband wins the husband race. And I’ll tell you how I know. Normally I don’t go in for this whole mommy-wars type of thinking, but right now it’s super cold here and I just know that he wins.

I know that made very little sense.
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Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake


Do any of you other Betty-Crocker types have a recipe that you make that you don’t love, but everyone else does?

For me, it’s this cake.

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Class Picture Day


Do you remember school pictures? Some kids get way into it. Some don’t care about it one way or another. Turbo….well, Turbo really hates having her picture taken. She’s like Manlegs and I both in that way. You’d think that class picture day was slow torture. We have to build her up for it, just like we do when it’s time for shots. Seriously.

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Turbo’s Pumpkin


It was pumpkin carving night at Casa de Hattan. Pumpkin seeds are, I think, the only food that Turbo absolutely will not eat. She has tried them on several occasions, and just hates them. Straight up. Manlegs will eat them if they are sitting there, but he in no way HAS to have the pumpkin seeds baked, so I just don’t do it. When I was a kid, the pumpkin seeds were pretty much the best part of carving the pumpkins, and it’s pretty difficult for me to just dump the pumpkin guts, seeds and all, into the garbage can. But, it is what it is.

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Running a shop, often times you become the model for advertising.

Whether you like it or not.

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