2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 15 years to get that many views.

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Better than sex cake

14After this major snowstorm, I think that this cake may just hit the spot. Not sure if I have a 9×13 pan, so I may need to buy one but I think it will be worth it! I am so glad I found this on Pinterest.

1 box chocolate cake mix (+ whatever it calls for on the back)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 jar hot fudge sauce
1 8 oz container of cool whip
4 Skor bars, crushed

Make and bake cake according to box directions in a 9×13 in pan. As soon as it comes out of the oven, poke holes with the handle of a wooden spoon all over the cake. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the top. Let cool completely. Next spread fudge over the cake, and put in the fridge to set. When it is cool, spread cool whip over the top and then top with crushed skor bars. Refrigerate leftovers.

Cream cheese peach bars


(original recipe found on justpinch.com)

I love peaches so I can’t wait to try out this recipe!

1 pkg dry cake mix-white, yellow or french vanilla
1/3 cup  of butter at room temperature
2 large eggs
29 oz can of peach slices, drained
8 oz cream cheese at  room temperature
1/3 cup of sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13” pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl combine cake mix, butter and 1 egg; mix with fork just until crumbly. Set aside 1½ cup of crumbs for topping.
  • Press the remaining crumbs on bottom of prepared pan; Bake 10 minutes.
  • Cut peach slices into 1” pieces; Spoon onto partially-baked crust.
  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg and vanilla extract; beat with mixer until creamy. Spread over top of peaches.
  • Sprinkle with reserved crumbs; Bake 30 minutes.
  • Chill at least 30 minutes before serving; Serves 12.

Store leftovers in refrigerator.


snowmageddonWhat a crazy winter storm!!! Thank God I went out to shovel out the car a few times otherwise I may have not been able to find it under the mountain of snow out there. We got close to 50cm of snow – now that put a damper on holiday plans! The worst part is that now there are no parking spots on the street – you move, you lose your spot and with all that snow there is really no place to park!