I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened up an email this morning with this link to Martha Stewart’s site.

Martha Steward Website article Holiday Cookies from Food Gawker by Elizabeth Regalia

And at the very bottom of that screenshot, there’s a link to my Chocolate Saltine Toffee that the editors at Martha Stewart apparently found via Foodgawker

Stacks of Chocolate saltine toffee

Trust me when I say I nearly spit my coffee all over my screen in a state of disbelief because I seriously thought it was just a notification from one of those spammy sites that takes my content and reprints it in entirety on their site.  I almost didn’t even open the link to Martha’s site because I thought it was just a spam site.  Glad I clicked over.

And congrats to my awesome friend, Leanne, and to the others as well who were also featured.

And in case you’re planning a vegan holiday meal or any holiday meal and still need recipe ideas, Marly at Namely Marly has compiled a virtual vegan holiday dinner.

Virtual Vegan Holiday Dinner graphic

When she asked if she could include my Cranberry and Orange Ginger Mango Chutney as one of the sides on her virtual menu I said, of course.

Cranberry and Orange Ginger Mango Chutney

Lots of great meal ideas from some really talented cooks in Marly’s Feast.

If it wasn’t so darn hot down here, I’d be cooking up a feast.

But today my eyes are more into looking at this view than the inside of my kitchen.

Aruba beach

This was the view I couldn’t believe I was experiencing on my morning run here in Aruba today.

Looking through the bushes at Aruba beach

No one else was on the beach or the beachside path where I run at about 11 am this morning.  I was shocked.

And grateful.

Aruba beach

Breath in, breath out.

I couldn’t believe my eyes.

Aruba beach side view

All pictures taken with my iPhone.

I am grateful for this day even if my eyes couldn’t believe some of what I saw.


Fill in the blank: I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw__________.

Or anything you’ve seen recently, either good or bad, that has you in a state of disbelief?  Hopefully something good!

Weekend Plans?

I plan to spend time with my family at the beach.   Hopefully there’s no rain.

And I’d like to bake, or no-bake, some treats.  The White Chocolate Peanut Butter Puppy Chow is gone and so is the White Chocolate Peanut, Pretzel, & Chocolate Chip Fudge.  Need to make something else now…

Thanks for the Coconut Oil Giveaway entries and enjoy your weekend!

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