Comfort Food Mood

How adorable are these pug salt and pepper shakers?!? My sister gave them to me for Christmas, and I am totally in love with them. The fawn pug holds salt while the black pug holds pepper— and they kiss! 😀


Pug love! :mrgreen:



Yummy dinner tonight! 😀 I tried to recreate Beans on Toast from The Black Sheep in Ashland, Oregon. The meal was just so delicious, I had to try to make it on my own.

Even as a healthier version of traditional mac & cheese, tonight’s dinner still wasn’t the most nutritious meal. But, it sure did taste amazing! 😉

While cooking, I munched on a couple of small pieces of French bread.



  • 1 15.5-ounce can of cannellini (or navy) beans
  • 5 ounces of Kraft Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • French bread, sliced



  • Rinse and drain beans
  • Melt Velveeta cheese in a medium sauce pan
  • Stir in minced garlic then beans
  • Meanwhile toast French bread
  • Butter bread, if desired
  • Use toasted bread to scoop-up cheesy bean mixture
  • Enjoy!


Don’t get me wrong, this meal turned out wonderfully, but I would have preferred a less thick cheese sauce. Mal, on the other hand, could not stop ‘yum-ing’ and ‘mmm-ing’ while eating. He loved the thick Velveeta cheese.

Maybe not draining the beans or adding some chicken broth would lighten it up next time? For once, a meal had too much cheese for me!


For dessert, I enjoyed a couple of brownies. It was a two brownie night, if ya know what I mean. 😉


Old Posts

Carrots ‘N’ Cake has come along way since February 2008! I stumbled upon some posts from my first couple of weeks of blogging. It’s funny how some things never change though– like how often I eat homemade pizza! 😉

Pizza Leftovers

Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

Super Salad Bar

Domestic Diva

Slow Start

In the News

USDA program aims to simplify foods’ nutritional values

There may be a mention of NuVal in this article! 😉

Restaurants will continue to go green in 2010

Researchers remain split over coffee’s health effects


  1. OMG.. love the pug shakers! I collect salt n pepper shakers and these are adorable! Your sis did a good job at present picking, especially for you my pug lover friend! LOL

  2. I was so excited to see that you went to Ashland, OR because I live in Medford, a neighboring town! Such a small world 🙂 Just wanted to drop in and say that I absolutely love your blog! It inspired me to purchase your book, and now that is inspiring me to live a balanced and healthy life! I can’t tell you how much it has helped me! Thank you so much!

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