The Best Cookies in the World [VIDEO]

Emily tells the story of buying some fancy cookies that actually have to air out before you eat them. How does she do during the wait for what could be the best cookies in the world?! [ Read More ]

A Very Flexible Waitress

Attack Waitress

February 28, 2015– Dear Secret Diary, some time ago, I was in a coffee shop that featured the accompanying “Attack Waitress” sign.     [ Read More ]

Butter For Breakfast


America. Land of the free and home of the all you can eat. We were vacationing in California and it was our first ever trip to the United States and we were eating our way through the golden state.  [ Read More ]

Q&A Tuesday*: Shouldn’t “Fun Size” Candies Be Big and Not Small?

Fun Size

Today on Q&A Tuesday, ASMs asks: [ Read More ]

Spongebob Banana Pants


My little daughter is a picky eater. She only eats meat. That’s why I needed to be extra playful just to make sure they’ll eat their veggies and fruits. [ Read More ]

Portion Control: Her Idea and Mine

portion control

Dear Secret Diary– Chocolate Malt Shake (my wife) were talking the other day and discovered portion control means something different to each of us. [ Read More ]

How To Be A Fantastic Uncle…Or Not?

When I was 19 years old, my big brother and his wife wanted go furniture shopping, but they were hesitant since it would require taking their 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son in tow.  It was a hot summer day, so I volunteered to be a good uncle and take the kids to play miniature golf … [ Read More ]

Gourmet Medicine


When I was a teen, I bussed tables at Shores Orchard Downs. Shores was a a very highly touted gourmet restaurant at the time.  I was bussing a table of 4 or 5 couples when one of the gentlemen at the table called me over.  He whispered a request for some Anacin to me. [ Read More ]

Dinner is Served


One evening my friend was over visiting. As we were sitting in my well appointed yet underutilized kitchen, he eyed a large bowl sitting on the breakfast table. [ Read More ]

Jar Replacement Coupon


One morning I was making myself an instant coffee when I noticed a coupon in the jar. [ Read More ]

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