July 26, 2017 DiklaLF

Lately, I have been obsessing with the song “In Hiding” by Pearl Jam. Regardless of the fact that the song is SO SO GOOD, I suspect that I’m in need to go “in hiding”. To just shut the door, pull the curtains down and ignore all my rounds. What a…

July 18, 2017 DiklaLF 8Comment

Yesterday, Emily announced that Ya-Ya is her favorite person. After Ya-Ya (Grandmother in Greek) came Daddy and I got third place. I saw a hint of guilt in her eyes but I reassured her it’s ok. Of Course, The man she refers as “Daddy”,  was the happiest of them all (not sure if…

July 12, 2017 DiklaLF 8Comment

Chocolate Cheese Cake is why C is my favorite letter. That, and also because “C is for Cookie”  (Cookie Monster). Last week I treated myself to TWO books that are all about Chocolate. I got them in Williamsburg VA. Colonial Williamsburg to be more precise during a week vacation with the…

June 30, 2017 DiklaLF 25Comment

  Burnt Sugar Cake. I did not forget the pan on the stove, I actually meant to do that. As for the rest of the design?  Why don’t you keep reading and tell me yourself? It all started the first time I noticed few “deep lines” on my face.  Naturally,…

June 29, 2017 DiklaLF 6Comment

  Here’s a short tale about the time I baked these Poop Emoji CupCakes. You know how they say  “It takes a village to raise a child”? In the suburbs, miles and miles away from the village, it takes lots and lots of “Enrichment Activities” to raise a child.  As…

June 25, 2017 DiklaLF 9Comment

When having a rough day I take out my favorite Butterscotch Blondies Recipe. These are especially needed when coming across a “bumper sticker” personality. Do you have a “bumper sticker” friend? One that quotes lines claiming the Dalai Lama said it, but really he or she just read it off…

June 25, 2017 DiklaLF

At the end of this post, you will find the recipe for these amazing Chocolate Cake squares.  But first, a short introduction anecdote: I am a mother of two, Emily 6 and Juliet 1. When I first became a parent I was overwhelmed by the lists of rules and instructions….