Delicious Mud Pie Recipe & Taking a Time Out

Today’s post is a little bit off-topic. I’m taking an opportunity to slow things down, even for just a moment while I sit and enjoy a slice of mud pie in my own time out.  It’s funny, people looking in from the outside might think I am just a busy mom of three, but truth is, I wear many hats.  First and most important, mom and wife, which in itself is about 20 jobs: Chef, Housecleaner, Nurse, Teacher, Chauffeur, Dishwasher, Psychologist, you get my drift, right?  In addition, I work for an attorney from home, take care of all my mom’s personal finances and work on this little blog which could be full-time if I so desired and actually had the time.  I’ll admit, it is hard not to have the guilty mom complex when I have a little downtime. However, we all just need a moment to ourselves; we spend so much time taking care of other people that we sometimes forget about focusing on ourselves. Tea and cookies

Growing up we rarely got dessert and if we did my Mom would give us each 1 cookie, you heard that right, just one.  It was pure torture as a kid not to be able to have 2 or 3 but we knew better than to ask. Now that the roles are reversed, I understand where my mom was coming from and the number of sugary foods our boys are allowed to eat is very limited. However, there is one thing I don’t deprive them of and that is dessert, every night, yup, my boys get dessert every night and I don’t feel bad about it.  They look forward to it and it gives us time to chat on the nights when we can’t have a family dinner. I don’t give myself dessert every night because let’s face it, I don’t process sugar in my 40’s like I did in my 30’s, so if I’m going to eat sugar it has to be worth it.   Mint Milano cookies with tea

Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Cookies are definitely worth it and are one of my favorite treats! They are the perfect indulgence and simply delicious with a cup of tea in the morning after I get the kids off to school.  I can put myself in a little time out, curl up with a good magazine, a cookie, and tea and my day will be off to a great start!  They are also amazing on top of this mud pie I have been making since I was 16 and the kids go crazy for them.  And if you are wondering, yes, I have been known to eat mud pie for breakfast, just don’t tell my kids!   Delicious Mud Pie Recipe How about you, what is your favorite indulgence? Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! Visit Pepperidge Farm® Milano® cookies on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.   The most delicious Mud Pie Recipe!

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  1. Milanos are my favorite cookie! I remember as a kid my mom would have a secret stash of Milano and I’d also try to sneak them. Not much as changed over the years…. now MY kids try to sneak MY Milanos!

  2. I love these Pepperidge Farm cookies!! Taking a time out is so important – you are soooo right! Love this recipe too! I also have a secret stash…high up in a cupboard corner!! 🙂

  3. Your Mud Pie Recipe is to die for! My favorite dessert is my Chocolate Dipped Cream Puffs! So yummy!

  4. My favorite indulgence is chocolate and peanut butter ice cream.
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  5. My favorite indulgence is black tea with madeleine for break time.
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  6. Chocolate, chocolate and chocolate! Cookies, bars, brownies…if it has chocolate, I love it. 🙂

  7. My personal favorite indulgence is a warm chocolate fudge brownie, with vanilla ice cream, and with chocolate drizzle and whip cream on top.

  8. Oh my! These are my favorite cookies! Have a bag of these yummy cookies and a cup of milk tea is definitely my favorite indulgence, no doubt!

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  9. Some of my favorite indulgences are cookies & ice cream. Sometimes together! 🙂 Curl up with those and watch some Netflix and you have a nice afternoon 🙂

  10. One of my favorites is my ‘lazy days’; I spend a whole day doing nothing productive. I read, listen to music, take a walk, watch old movies, take a long bubble bath, sip some wine or eat some dark chocolate…..and sometimes just daydream the day away. This is a rare treat for me.

  11. My favorite indulgence is anything with dark chocolate. I especially like it paired with raspberries.

  12. Mine is fruit pies. I can eat a whole one by myself in one sitting. Give me a spoon & a BIG glass of milk and I’m good to go! 🙂

  13. Love something in quiet – like a facial, massage or steam with my favorite milk chocolate Milano afterwards! Been years but a tired, working mom can dream! tvollowitz at aol dot com

  14. I love ice cream especially now that it is so hot. I like Baskin Robbins chocolate peanut butter ice cream

  15. I like me time that I can read a book – sometimes I play hide and seek with the kids and find a few moments of peace since I’m such a good hider.

  16. Milanos are one of my favorites! I love a dish a vanilla ice cream with a bit of chocolate syrup with peanuts and whip cream!!

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