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Saturday, August 24, 2013

This Silly Saturday...

…in North Central Texas, we’re having a cool-ish day with some light rain showers. Praise the Lord.  Unusual for August (and we are inches and inches behind)—but greatly appreciated!

Since it’s my turn to do a post, I decided I’d share two recent finds that I adore! My Sweet Hubby (MSH) gets credit for one find.

First, I discovered, about six weeks ago, Red Velvet Pop Tarts! RED VELVET. Pop Tarts. What could be better? I mean, seriously.

I’ve treasured Pop Tarts since they appeared on the food scene. Honestly? I have to not buy them. I can’t have them in my cupboards or that’s all I’ll eat for breakfast. At my age, I don’t need the sugar/carbs/empty calories. Hubby loves ‘em, too. (Although we have completely different tastes when it comes to the flavors we each like. He goes for the fruity kind. I go for the candy/chocolate/super bad kind.)

I fell in love with Red Velvet cake about forty years ago. (Remember: I’m not a cook/chef/baker. I had this culinary delight at someone else’s home.) It seems like it became the cake to make for a decade or so. (TLC thinks it may have been a “Southern” tradition for a time.) Then it kind of disappeared. When All Things Cupcake came to pass around the country—with cupcake shops poppin’ up in every big city and little itty-bitty town—Red Velvet made a comeback. Thank you. Thank you VERY much. Now, don’t get me wrong: These tarts aren’t as fabulous as a Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcake. (TLC bought a Sprinkles’ Red Velvet Cupcake Kit from Williams-Sonoma a couple of Christmases ago and they were simply beyond scrumptious.) But these Pop Tarts? Yummy. Truly.

The Town House Pita Oven Baked Crackers were MSH’s discovery. He is a Cracker Fanatic. The man is cRaZy for crackers. After his heart “event” in April, he’s had to really watch his diet. But he still searches the grocery store aisles to find new and exciting treats for us to have with a bite of cheese or some salsa. These pitas ROCK. I'm here to tell you they are awesome. Baked. Light. The perfect amount of sea salt.

Hope y’all are having a WONDERFUL Weekend—wherever in the World you are!

hugs and smooches