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no soup for you!

January 18, 2017 0

We've been having crazy weather here in the Bay Area lately - so much rain that there are flash flood warnings everywhere to extreme cold where I have to scrape the ice off my car windshield in the morning. Needless to say, we're not really used to experiencing the seasons here in Northern California, but puddle jumping has been fun! To help fight the cold I've been making soup every week and this weeks was the biggest hit so far - even the little one loved it. The hubby has already requested another batch of this soup and he's not really a soup person. It's super hearty with the sausage and quinoa and packs a little heat with the red pepper flakes. I've been trying to stay away from bread, but this soup would be great with a slice of...

easy pumpkin parfait

November 24, 2016 0

The holidays always seem like you have far less time than usually and commit to a lot more than you should. This holiday season I'm all about making sure any project/task I take on looks like I took a lot of time to complete, but actually was very easy. A few weeks ago I needed a dessert for a potluck I was attending. I knew that everyone would have these amazing homemade dishes to share with the group and I didn't want mine to fall short even though I was definitely short on time. It took me longer to come up with this idea than the actual execution. With little time to spare and a toddler always at foot, I set out to make my dessert that looked like I spent hours slaving away in a kitchen, but actually took me on 30 minutes. By...

s’mores y’all

May 12, 2016 0

You may have seen my Instagram post last Sunday about cracking eggs. Missed it? No biggie, just click here. I can tell you now that it takes two people to crack an egg if those two are my friends Courtney and Carli. I love them both, but I wouldn't consider either of them great in the kitchen (hopefully they don't kill me for putting that out there for everyone to read). Sunday's baking adventure started when Courtney decided she wanted to buy a bunch of tools to decorate cupcakes. I offered for her to borrow everything from me before she shelled out the money to embark on her new hobby. Somehow that turned into her coming over and baking with me so I could teach her how to use everything. To make the day even more fun I invited Carli...

sprinkles, please!

April 14, 2016 0

I've been in a bit of a creative rut the past two weeks and have had a very difficult time coming up with ideas for blog. I find myself scouring Pinterest for inspiration, but nothing comes to me. I decide to give my mind a rest and hope that I had some sort of idea come to mind. Yesterday during M's nap I really wanted a donut. Since the little one was sleeping and I couldn't leave her (that's a parenting no-no, right?), I decided to make a batch of donuts that I quickly devoured after taking these pictures. It took a lot of self control to do that! I didn't have many weird cravings while I was pregnant. I actually had more food aversions than cravings, but no matter how crappy I felt I was always in the mood for a donut. Fortunately...

a breakfast life for me

April 7, 2016 0

Mornings tend to be a little rushed around here lately. No matter how much I prep the night before, I always feel like I don't have enough time in the morning before we need to head out the door. Add in the fact that I'm not a huge breakfast food fan and it makes it extra difficult to fit anything in. Let me clarify my breakfast food issues. Call me weird but I don't love eggs! I really wish I did but I'll only eat them if they are covered with cheese and sausage. At that point they aren't that nutritious anymore. I love pancakes and waffles but can't live off of those every day or I'll need to fit in extra workouts to makeup for my indulgent breakfast. I also love oatmeal (yay for something healthy!), but often don't have enough time...

a welcome cake

March 7, 2016 0

I have to let you in on a little secret...I have a huge sweet tooth. It's actually a little out of control lately. I'm talking about needing a delicious treat (our name for dessert in my household) after almost every meal. I think part of this problem stems from my Pinterest addiction. I'm constantly pinning tasty desserts all day and it leaves me wanting something sweet to eat. So yes, I blame Pinterest for this bad habit and not my lack of will power when it comes to delicious treats. Since I only seem to have sweets on my mind lately, I thought creating a yummy cake would be a great way to start off my blogging adventures. After all, I love cake enough to name my site after it! So I present to you this amazing almond cake with a...