Codependent Cake

What if all of life’s oddities and perplexities could be processed through making pies, cakes, and other delectable treats? After watching “The Waitress,” starring Kari Russell, my husband, best friend, and I started creating our own “Recipes for Living.”  

This romantic comedy features an unhappy waitress from the “deep South” who processes her pain through baking pies. So here goes recipe number one for you to enjoy in hopes that other bloggers will create their own.  

Disclaimer: All recipes must be read with a southern drawl to stay in the spirit of the movie. In fact, I strongly recommend you rent and watch “The Waitress” before reading any further!!!  

Codependent Cake  

Mix Together:  

  • 1 bowl full of “Never Say No” (I don’t know how much. How big is your bowl?)
  • 4 scoops of “Say What you Don’t Mean”
  • Keep 5 cups of “What you Really Feel” in the cupboard 
  • 10 tablespoons of “Take on More than you can Handle”
  • 5 handfuls of “Family Needs”
  • 10 “Home-cooked Meals a Week”


Stir In:  

  • 25 hours of “Time on the Phone with People in Crisis”
  • 20 ungrateful attitudes of middle school students you teach

Pour into a cake pan until the batter is running over the sides
Dust lightly with “Time for Yourself” so as the cake bakes, you cannot see the sprinkles  

Puncture cooked cake with “Criticism from Cantankerous Colleagues”
Drizzle backstabbing, lowdown, plain old mean syrup into the holes
Allow 1 week after cake is baked for “Illness Onset”
Watch everyone else eat the cake from your sickbed  

*(Substitutions for ingredients suggested depending upon lifestyle demands)  

For all of you obsessive givers and compulsive multi-taskers, check out my recent post “The Fine Art of Plate Twirling” on  

A post about trying to do it all artistically!


About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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7 Responses to Codependent Cake

  1. Herding Cats says:

    I LOVE that movie, and it totally inspired my boyfriend and I to make pies!

  2. izziedarling says:

    Very good recipe – thanks for sharing. Could come in handy for everyone!

  3. gerknoop says:

    We should post Kadie’s!!! LOL

  4. Thank you for stopping by. I’ve been wanting to see this movie for a while, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I really like Kerri Russell.

  5. Pingback: “Poor Me Pie!” Another recipe to live by… « JoDee Luna's Blog

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