Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 3/29/14

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While this week was uneventful for me, it’s hard to think about much other than my sister right now.  Her and her boyfriend got displaced by a big fire next to their apartment a few days ago.  Luckily it was during the day so neither one of them was home, but the place is a disaster and they’ve been in a sort of flux running around trying to find a place to stay and clothes to wear.  Apparently the Red Cross was a huge help to them and now Harvard has helped them find a place to live for the next couple of months, so, they aren’t completely lost.   But losing your home, not knowing if any of your belongings are salvageable and having to deal with regular life at the same time can not be easy.  If Jessica wasn’t ready to leave Boston and come back to NYC, I’m pretty sure she is now.  Just a couple of months to go!  In case we don’t remember every day, this was yet another reminder to be thankful for so many things in our lives.

On a more positive note, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!  We celebrated last weekend and Monday I’ll be sharing the amazing birthday cake we ate.  If only every day was about eating cake.

Now for this week’s updates:

Most popular product:  Black and White Blondies

Famous Black and White Blondies from Keep It Sweet Desserts

Current seasonal specialsPumpkin Pie Coffee (on sale), Atlantic Blend Coffee, Cookie of the Month: Peppermint Patty Stuffed Triple Chocolate Cookies (almost gone!), Matzo Crack

Peppermint Patty Stuffed Triple Chocolate Cookies

Most popular recipe/blog post: Salted Caramel Oreo Bars

Salted Caramel Oreo Bars

Five favorite things I pinned all week:

Monster Cookie Dough Ice Cream (no machine needed!) from Mom on Timeout

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Scones from Apple of My Eye

Peanut Butter Snack Apple Cake from Crepes of Wrath

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Cheesecake bars from Food Faith Fitness

French Onion Pizza from Heather Christo

I hope that you all are having a wonderful weekend!

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3 Responses to “Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 3/29/14”

  1. Joanne March 29, 2014 at 7:21 am #

    UGH poor Jess!! I read about it on her facebook and am just so glad she’s okay. We had a fire in our building on Sunday that thankfully was contained to the 2nd floor (we’re on the 8th) so nowhere near as disastrous but that was scary enough! Give Jess all my love and if I can do/send anything to help, let me know!!

  2. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 29, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    your poor sister!!! I hope everything will be ok!

  3. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl March 30, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    Sorry to hear about your sister. My childhood home burned down (father still lived there) and it was really just a horrible experience all around, but thankfully the Red Cross did help out in getting him a hotel in the beginning. Unfortunately it took almost 10 months for insurance to come through to actually get a new home. Wishing her lots of good luck!