Friday, February 3, 2012

Things To Make You Smile

Things To Make You Smile.

This past week has been a difficult one for myself and my family, so today's blog post will be short. I don't want to fill the page with tears and sadness, instead I'm offering a few little things to make everyone smile.

Laughing baby

Dirty Joke

A husband and wife and their two sons are watching TV. She looks at her husband and winks at him, he gets the message and says, "Excuse us for a few minutes boys, we're going up to our room for a little while." 

Pretty soon one of the boys becomes curious, goes upstairs and sees the door to his parents bedroom is ajar. He peeks in for a few minutes, trots downstairs, gets his little brother and takes him up to peek into the bedroom. 

"Before you look in there," he says, "keep in mind this is the same woman who smacked our asses just for sucking our thumbs."

Happy Song

Delicious Man Candy

Chocolate Cake

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix - favorite kind
  • 1 package french vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 package chocolate instant pudding
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup warmed coffee
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chocolate/white chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 3 tablespoons milk or half-n-half
  • 1 canister ready made frosting

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In mixer bowl, mix together cake mix, pudding mixes, sour cream, applesauce, eggs and coffee. Mix until combined. Remove bowl from mixer, stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into greased/floured pan or pans.
  • Bake for 50 minutes in a bundt pan or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • For bundt, cool in pan completely before turning out on serving plate. For cake rounds, invert onto wire rack to cool. When cooled, place 1st round top side up on serving platter, spread frosting over entire top. Place 2nd round on top of frosted one, top side up. Pour melted* chocolate chips over top, allowing to drizzle over sides. Dust with powdered sugar if desired. For bundt, drizzle melted chips over the top and dust with powdered sugar.
*Melt chocolate chips and margarine in microwave on high for 30-40 seconds. Stir to combine, add milk to desired consistency and use immediately.

...and if all else fails...

Until next time...



  1. Hi MA - Sorry to hear you've had a rough week. Loved your post. Here's looking forward to better days!