Thursday, January 21, 2010


Lu throws a gummy piece of candy across the room and Kayla catches it in her mouth...

Us: (cheering)
Violet: You'd be good at baseball.
Kayla: No, I'd be good at frisbee! (bark)

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


If you haven't had a chance to see this yet, set aside 15 minutes of your day. You won't be sorry.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Sweet Poppy Seed Dressing

My favorite commercial salad dressing is Brianna's Rich Poppy Seed Dressing. It is seriously to die for. Unfortunately, the price makes it a bit prohibitive for me to have it on a regular basis with as fast as we go through it.

So therefore, I give you my version of Brianna's Poppy Seed Dressing for your dining pleasure. It's not exactly like the original, but close enough to please most. :) recipe for brianna's poppy seed dressing

Suz's Sweet Poppy Seed Dressing recipe

1/2 cup mayonnaise
5 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1/8 cup sweet white onion
2 tsp. white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. ground mustard
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
1/4 cup canola oil

Put everything in your blender, except the poppy seeds and the canola oil. Process until the onion has been liquified. On the lowest speed of the blender, pour in the canola oil and the poppy seeds. Refrigerate and enjoy!

I highly suggest Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar, if you don't have it already. You can find it at some grocery stores, and just about all health food stores. You can also substitute agave or your sweetener of choice for the sugar, if you'd like. If you do use a liquid sweetener, omit the water.

My favorite salad to serve poppy seed dressing over:

Mandarin Oranges
Strawberries, sliced
Granny Smith apples, diced
Dried cranberries (I prefer fruit sweetened)
Sliced almonds

Happy eating! :) Brianna's Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

Sunday, January 03, 2010


Me, explaining to Lu about a vocabulary word she heard on her video game...

Me: Mundane. It means the same old thing every day. Boring. Nothing new, just the everyday usual.
Lu: Is that why they call it Monday?