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Two of my favorite things are birthdays and dessert…

Earlier this month, we celebrated the birthday of my daughter, Ruthie, and my sister-in-law, Marisue.

Birthday Celebrations

Ruthie turned 14 and I won’t tell you how old Marisue is, but she is much younger then me 😉  She is also the mother of the twins, Danny and Dean.

When we celebrate birthdays, I usually volunteer to make the dessert.  I just love baking (but not anything I have to fuss over).

For this double birthday celebration, I made two different desserts AND I broke one of my baking rules…

I didn’t try out the recipes out ahead of time.   I decided to make ‘Heath Angel Food Dessert’ and  ‘Hot Fudge Marshmallow Monkey Bread’

Hot Fudge Marshmallow Monkey Bread

Thankfully, the Hot Fudge Marshmallow Monkey Bread didn’t fall apart.

Hot Fudge Marshmallow Monkey Bread

Hot Fudge Marshmallow Monkey Bread

The Heath Angel Food Dessert turned out okay too.  It was an Amish recipe that I picked up during a visit last year.

Here is the recipe:


1 Angel Food Cake, cut into 1-inch cubes

16 oz. whipped topping

1 (12 oz) jar caramel topping

6 – 8 Heath Bars, crushed or toffee bits

Mix the whipped topping and caramel together.  Put angel food cake in a 13 x 9 pan and pour the whipped topping caramel mixture on top.  Sprinkle the Heath bars on the top.  Freeze until ready to serve or serve without freezing.

The Hot Fudge Marshmallow Monkey Bread also tasted very good.


My daughter, Gracie, is a major chocoholic.  This was her favorite dessert.

If you would like to see the Hot Fudge Marshmallow Monkey Bread recipe, check it out here.

Do you like to bake?  What is your favorite recipe?

I’ve got a large pile of dirt outside my kitchen window.

But, we are making progress on our new vegetable garden.  Today, we amended the existing soil with equal amounts of compost and aged steer manure.  Then added bone and blood meal, which are natural sources of phosphorus and nitrogen.

Here are pictures of what we did today.  (Not super exciting, but we are getting there).

(If you’re looking for some new tools for gardening click here).

 new vegetable garden

Four of my favorite things….my husband, daughter, dogs Missy & Tobey and compost!

 new vegetable garden

Sprinkling bone meal (Beware of dogs digging afterward – they love the smell of bone and blood meal).

Everyone joins into to mix the compost, manure, bone and blood meal with the existing soil

Everyone joins into to mix the compost, manure, bone and blood meal with the existing soil.

Isn't it interesting how fresh dirt attracts both dogs and little boys?

Isn’t it interesting how fresh dirt attracts both dogs and little boys?

ur next step is to put up the sides and fence.  Then we will rake the soil smooth and get the irrigation ready.

I can’t wait to plant seeds!


I must admit that I didn’t do much of the work today in the vegetable garden.  I was busy preparing dinner for Sunday night, which is my daughter Ruthie’s 14th birthday party.  I made my special ‘Baked Spaghetti’ with onions, garlic, tomato sauce, sausage, green peppers, herbs and of course – spaghetti.

I had to make 3 batches to feed everyone.  Our extended family is coming over along with Ruthie’s friend.

I kept the kitchen window open so that I could watch their progress while I was cooking.  I don’t keep a screen on my kitchen window since I have a hummingbird feeder in front of the window and I like to take pictures without the screen in the way.

I did get a visit today from a female Anna’s hummingbird.  She was 3 feet away from me while I stood at the kitchen sink.  I am so thankful that she didn’t fly in the house.

I made an Angel Food Heath Bar dessert for the first time.  I got it out of an Amish cook book that I saw when we visited Amish country in Indiana last year.  It has angel food cake, caramel, whip cream and heath bar in it.  The kids had fun watching me make homemade caramel.  I had fun tasting it 😉

I’m so excited for this 3-day weekend.

How about you?

What are you doing this weekend?