Ahh, what would the world be like without our good friend James Naismith and his creation that has taken on a life of its own (Basketball - not Frankenstein.)  I've got two fun facts for you.  1) Basketball was created in 1891 by a Canadian. 2) This "cake" isn't really a cake. Its brownies.

Joy in the season

It seems that every year, there will be one Christmas song that plays itself over and over and over in my head. This year, it was a very obscure song from a children's Christmas movie made long ago. "Small one....small one....small one for sale...." Thank goodness Christmas is tomorrow! Merry Christmas to all of you Christmas celebrating people. And to those that don't -- I hope you have a GREAT 25th day of December.

Gingerbread Men

Did you know that the first gingerbread man (as we know them)  was believed to have  been created by the court of Queen Elizabeth I? Apparently, the Queen had gingerbread portraits made for important visitors. If you come to my house, I can pretty much guarantee that I won't be making a gingerbread version of you. Unless, of course, you somehow look like these guys.
Also, in 2006, a town in Texas made the largest gingerbread man ever. It was over 20 feet tall. And then they took the baking sheet and made it into a monument to celebrate. I don't think it was a matter of "Hey -- We're great! Let's make a monument to show how great we are!" but more along the lines of "Umm...what are we supposed to do with this giant baking sheet now?" Someone suggests a fort (too much work), someone suggests a playground (too flimsy) and finally they settle on melting it down and leaving it there with a sign that says its a monument.

The Nativity

Merry Christmas!

A different Jungle

Does this cake look slightly familiar? Its a smaller version of Wesley's birthday cake. Its one of my favorite cake designs.