2016 Twelve Days of Oscar Roundup

It’s time to close out another 12 Days of Oscar.  The 88th Academy Awards ceremony will air tonight hosted by Chris Rock, from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.  This year’s awards are laden with criticism concerning the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees.  Several of Hollywood’s elite are boycotting this year’s awards, while several … More 2016 Twelve Days of Oscar Roundup

Fig Newtons

For the third film in this year’s 12 Days of Oscar, I selected the 2011 film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  I’ll warn you now, I’m not sure a brief synopsis can do this movie justice.  In flashback, we see Oskar Schell and his father Thomas playing a scavenger hunt that requires the pair to … More Fig Newtons

Shiroi Koibito Cookies (Vanilla Cookies with White Chocolate Filling)

Yesterday in Olympics news women competed in ski jumping for the first time, with Germany’s Carina Vogt taking home the gold.  U.S. snowboarder Shaun White placed fourth in the men’s halfpipe competition, where he had hoped to win his third straight gold medal.  Russian snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov (called the I-Pod) won gold in that event, and … More Shiroi Koibito Cookies (Vanilla Cookies with White Chocolate Filling)

Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing (Decorated for our Favorite Marine)

We have a lot of social events coming up in the near future, and one that we’re pretty excited about is Lane’s nephew’s graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  What has us even more excited is that he is not only graduating from West Point, he has worked hard to cross-commission … More Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing (Decorated for our Favorite Marine)

“The Chewy,” AKA The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever

Today is Lane’s fortieth birthday, and tonight we have a special dinner and cake planned with the kids (where they will give their dad the birthday gifts they carefully shopped for).  I can’t post his birthday cake just yet because it’s a surprise and like a good boyfriend, Lane is a dedicated reader of this … More “The Chewy,” AKA The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever