Hi friend! How have you been doing? Any visits to the farmer's Market lately? Our local market opened up last month and I have been 2 weeks in a row! First, I needed to grab a bouquet of peonies before they are no longer in season and second for peonies AGAIN but this time I… Continue reading Healthy Griddle Cakes with Berry Compote
No kids. No husband. I am in a Lyft, heading to the airport for a long weekend to New Orleans. Just saying this, I can hear Harry Connick Jr.'s voice talkin' in my ear. The south. I've never been. Well, not since I was a young girl on the cusp of my thirteenth birthday, traveling… Continue reading Annual Girls Trip: New Orleans 2019
Lemon. It's the taste of summer. So refreshing, thurst quenching and oh so delicious. In California, they are blessed to have the perfect weather to grow citrus. At my dad's house in the bay area, there is a very large lemon tree that produces the grandest lemons I've ever seen. I mean, these things can… Continue reading Lemon lbs. Cake
We just completed our first week back to school after being off for 2+ weeks. The good thing is: WE SURVIVED!!! We got to school on time. We jumped back into piano and dance and baseball lessons. And we--well--ME! I jumped back into cooking quick healthy meals for my family. If you know me, I… Continue reading Healthy Dinners in the New Year
Nothin’ like a lil’ Christmas Bunko Party to kick-start the holiday festivities! This morning my head is spinning, my cheeks are sore and my mouth is still watering from the new dessert I baked up for the festivities! These Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting from @eighteen25girls were DELISH!!!! The cake was moist, the… Continue reading Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
My daughter came home about a week ago and exclaimed, "Let's make marbled Easter eggs this year!" And of course I said, SOUNDS GREAT! Let's do it! Low and behold, there was an article in a magazine on marbling eggs with Cool Whip! So I jumped in the mom mobile and headed to the… Continue reading Let’s Dye Some Eggs!!!!
When I commit, I commit hard. So when I was asked to join a Bunko group in our neighborhood, and was told that "..you have to come. No excuses. We rely on all 12 members coming every month..." etc. etc. Well...she didn't know who she was talking to. I am a dedicated person. If I… Continue reading Amazing Blueberry Dessert
Do you belong to a book club? That amazing Oprah inspired us all to start one back in 1996!!! I joined one many years ago just to give me an excuse to read a book a month. With all other life distractions and responsibilities, my reading gets postponed till vacation or summer breaks. Now, that… Continue reading Thailand Inspired Cocktail
This is the BEST red velvet you have ever tasted! And the frosting: so unique!
It's July 2nd and I am down in California at my parents' house. Every morning, I climb out of bed, roll into the kitchen and see my dad, sitting in his same oak antique chair in the family room, coffee on his side table, newspaper in hand and watching the news. I go about my… Continue reading Almond Streusel Blueberry Muffins