The switch witch trick worked!

I've blogged before about how important it is to me that we raise Zoe with normal, healthy eating habits and no unnatural sugar cravings such as the ones I've been plagued with all my life. Before age two, I tried really hard to limit her sweets but for about the last year and a half, I've been a bit more relaxed about it. She loves chocolate and ice cream and gets them from time to time, but not ALL the time - and certainly not every day. For a couple of weeks now, I've been dreading the … [Read more...]

A kid in a candy store

Disclosure: this chocolate fantasy is brought to you by the sparkling new See's Candies at Easton Town Center, where I attended a VIP blogger event last night. Enjoy. I know I sure did. I had the most wonderful dream last night. In it, I dreamed that I welcomed a wonderful sitter, kissed a happy child goodbye and set off gloriously alone for my favorite chocolate shop where I was set loose to sample ANYTHING I liked, got to go behind the counter and fill a fancy box with as many chocolates as … [Read more...]

New sweet treats at Easton

My fellow sweet tooths in Columbus need look no further - Easton Town Center now has ALL the sweet treats. Whatever your sugary pleasure or dessert dream, Easton's got it as of 2013. And since I'm a self-avowed sugar monster, and I happen to work smack-dab in the middle of Easton, it's going to be a sweet, sweet summer indeed. Here's the low-down on Easton's sweet new tenants: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams - Although Easton's always had Graeter's ice cream (in the inside part of the mall … [Read more...]

Raising a non sugar monster

As you may have been able to tell from past posts, I've got a bit of a thing for sweets. It's been a lifelong battle. I know sugar is not good for me, and I try to indulge my vice in moderation, but I don't ever seem to be able to get rid of it altogether. At certain points in my life and with Herculean effort, I've been able to wean myself totally off sugar for short durations. Eventually though, I always come crawling back to it. It's a monkey on my back that I've learned to live … [Read more...]

I scream for Cadbury Screme Eggs

This post goes out to my homies: my fellow sugar junkies and sweet fiends who can toss back handfuls of candy corn like normal people snack on peanuts. Those who are serious about candy - the sweeter, the better. Those who, like me, worship the Cadbury Creme Egg. Cadbury Creme Eggs have been my favorite sweet thing to stuff in my mouth for more than 35 years. They are the stuff of my sweetest childhood memories and I've never outgrown them. When I hear people say "Oh, I hate those things, … [Read more...]

Maui mochi, manju and malasadas

This time last year, we were in beautiful Maui with our 18 month old baby girl. Now, we're buying a new home and fancy vacations are a thing of the past... and we have a 2.5 year old big girl! Zoe may not remember much about that amazing trip to Hawaii, but we sure do. We have these gorgeous photos to remind us forever, thanks to my splurge on professional family portraits while we were there. (I highly recommend doing that - it's money you'll never regret spending.) We have super fun … [Read more...]