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White Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Ordinarily, baking cookies is already something I really enjoy. One of the things that I always try to do is have homemade desserts always available for my family. Something about filled cookie jars just makes me feel like a better mom (wouldn’t your kids agree with that?) Continue reading


Sonic Drive-in Disappointment

It is said that if you expect too much, you are likely to be disappointed and my experience with Sonic’s Brownie Molten Cake Sundae did just that. Continue reading

my March Madness

March is a very eventful month for me. Both my parents (18th, 21st) and my grandmother (24th) have March birthdays. And now, I also have my daughter’s birthday to celebrate (on the 19th).

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This is the first Thanksgiving in years that I do not make a turkey. Okay, that isn’t true. I didn’t last year either – but that was ONLY because I was away for military training and that shouldn’t count. It didn’t feel like Thanksgiving happened at all for me in 2011.
Don’t get me wrong, we were taken out to a great restaurant and shared a meal with our shipmates. The food was great and I even took pictures of it (maybe I can dig those up and update this post another time). It still isn’t the same when your family is two thousand miles away (1,949 to be exact).

This year I’m thankful for a lot of things. God has blessed me with a supportive family that enjoys watching me grow as a woman, a mother, and now a wife. I’m also thankful that I could start a new tradition – Thanksgiving Brunch. I love making food for the holidays and brunch is a new meal I never took on with guests.

I am posting links to the recipes that I used for the meal today (see related links below).

The full spread:

The Raspberry Lemon Scones:


Related links:
Recipe (very traditional) for Quecitos (think cheese danish with a Puerto Rican twist)
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (from Sparkpeople.com)
Raspberry Lemon Scones (I would suggest adding more sugar than recipe calls for if you like your scones sweeter OR but sugar on top before baking so it’ll caramelize on them)
Egg Muffin cups (I only used egg and cheese in mine, but this was my inspiration)
Creamy Fruit Salad  (not pictured above)
Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes (and other ideas)

I hope you enjoy and have a great Thanksgiving.

Zulaika H.

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I’m having lunch and really enjoying it though my choices aren’t the healthiest. But the onion rings are SO good here LOL. I don’t think I’ll be eating the burger though…So I’m at A School and my training group is on hold due to our small size (and the holiday yesterday). This means that, for the week, we are janitors. Now this may sound horrible, but it really isn’t. My first assignment was to sweep the third deck of the female house (building).


Then after some light lollygagging I got the assignment to weed the garden by the quarterdeck (which I love to do anyhow). I can’t walk by it now without feeling a sense of pride – it looks good. That’s all I’m saying! Haha

Now when I get back from my lunch break I’ll work some more ’til about 3:30 p.m. Then we’re off for the day until we muster before bedtime. And this is what I’ll do for the rest of the week.

I plan to hit the gym or go for a run this afternoon.

P.S. The milk tastes like water so I’m not finishing that. But this white cheddar broccoli cheese soup is pretty good. Salad last…

Talk later,

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