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Not so guilt filled chocolate Peanut Butter recipes, and a crazy niece


My niece is always trying to get me to get her ice cream, the girl would probably eat ice cream all day every day if I let her, so this one time I conceded and we went to the gas station to get some ice cream.  I immediately grab for the chocolate peanut butter(If you guys haven’t noticed by now, I am a little more than slightly addicted to that combination)
Me: ooo they have chocolate peanut butter
Her: We could go to the other gas station and check
Me: You don’t like chocolate peanut butter?
Her: Not really, I really don’t care for chocolate
Me: Ok fine we will go to the other gas station
Her: K

We drive over to the other gas station

*she immediately grabs a small thing of chocolate peanut butter…WAIT WHAT? DID I MISS SOMETHING? We’re we conversing in different languages that only sound alike?

Me: I thought you didn’t like chocolate peanut butter, you make me go to a different place because you didn’t want chocolate peanut butter, and now you pick chocolate peanut butter
Her: (As if that is not the least bit crazy) Ok I’ll pick something else
Me: k

*She reaches in and grabs Chocolate Marshmallow…ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS? What happened in 5 minutes to the girl that didn’t care for chocolate? Am I being punk’d right now? Where’s the camera’s

Me: What the hell, I thought you didn’t care for chocolate
Her: I like this

OK whatever, I give up, clearly she is happy with her choice, for all I know aliens abducted her for 10 minutes then returned her without me ever realizing it, That has to be the only reasonable explanation right?  Because any other explanation may have me driving her to the nearest mental facility, do not pass go, do not collect $200…nada

I grab a bag of Peanut Butter M&M’s and put them on the counter too, she slaps up a bag of skittles
My mind says something like this: Why sure I will buy you some skittles, anything else princess?

Walk out of the store I open my bag of M&M’s put 1 in my mouth and she holds out her hand…
Wait a minute I buy you ice cream and skittles and you still want to steal my chocolate? The whole point of me getting this chocolate was that my munchkins weren’t with me and I could scarf it down before they even knew I had it(and I didn’t have to hide in a closet)

I stayed strong people, she did not get my M&M’s and somehow I managed not to strangle her before we got home.

Now if you are like me  and want to watch your figure(don’t judge from my moment of peanut butter M&M weakness lol), but still enjoy some yummy  peanut butter and chocolate combinations You will love my Less Guilt Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipes on pinterest (With all the yummy chocolate peanut butter recipes I have found so far, that may not add 10lbs to your hips) You’re welcome 😉

And this is my very favorite cookie recipe, Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bakes, I got it from my mom, so I am not sure where she got it from, but they are lower in fat and calories than most cookies, but taste DELICIOUS:


You Need;
1/2 stick of butter
1 cup of sugar(you can use sugar substitute if you prefer, but I find it to taste a little funny when done)
1/4 cup of milk
1 1/2 Tbsp of cocoa
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups of regular oats
Waxed paper

To make:
In a large saucepan, add butter, sugar, cocoa, and milk and bring to a boil
As soon as it starts to boil take the pan off of the heat and add peanut butter stir quickly and then add oats
Drop by spoon fulls(smaller ones take less time to set, but you can pretty much do any size you prefer) onto waxed paper
Put in the fridge and let set until firm



Do I have 2 children or 3?


I was 11 when my niece J was born and she was my first baby, even if she wasn’t mine.  I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and as she grew older I continued to fall in love over and over again.  When she hit her teenage years our relationship changed, not only was she my baby,  and my niece but she was also became my friend, and over the years she became my best friend.

When I had my own babies, it amazed me to see them interact with each other, they have some amazingly loving moments and they also have some moments that make me shake my head and wonder if I have more than 2 children and of course those are the ones I want to share with you


At one point C hated J but mostly because she wanted her boyfriend, and was convinced she was going to marry him(yes at age 4 lol) Once she moved on to a little boy at school she began to LOVE J


J loves to sing soft kitty to anyone who will let her, and let me just tell you none of us actually let her:
C was being cranky
J: Aww ya know what you need C? Starts singing soft kitty
C runs out of the room with her ears covered

J was spending the night one night and C didn’t know she was in my bed, she comes in in the middle of the night and tries to crawl into bed, next thing I know I hear a thump….then C crying, in her sleep J had pushed her off of the bed
(when she did realize what she did, she was like AWWWW baby!)

I am on the phone with J before C’s birthday and she asks to talk to C
C: I don’t want to talk to her, I don’t like her(this was the I love her boyfriend stage)
Me: That’s not nice C you need to go to your room and think about it
5 minutes later I try to walk into her room and it’s barricaded(although not well)
Me: Nice try C
C: Go away
Me: No
C: Get out of my room!
Me: No I will not
C: I hate you
Me: I love you!
This goes on for awhile
C: well I will just get a bomb and blow you up so you can’t love me
Me: I am gonna send you to live with J
C: NO!
Me: Yes
C: Fine I love you

A and J used to be really close, then as he grow they became a LOT alike and so they clash ALOT, but usually in a humorous way and always with love:

Sitting at the table
A to J: We’re best friends but if the zombies come I’m tripping you
J: (All excited) I’m your best friend?
A: No no
J: That’s what you just said awww I am your best friend
A: Oh man


Just look at the picture!
(No A’s were hurt in the taking of this picture)

Again with the soft kitty song
J sneaks up behind A and starts singing the song
A runs: “Awww crap help mom”
J: I am a great predator, I sneaked  right up on him

We had a tattoo party and our artist put one of the stencils on A as a temporary tattoo
A: What is it?
US: Harry potter, look it matches J’s”
J: YES we are twinsy’s
A: Oh no! This washes off right?


I promise they love each other, those stories just aren’t as funny!