Can someone please explain to me how from Monday to Friday, I have to literally drag my kids out of bed to get ready for school BUT come Saturday morning, they're up at the crack of dawn? I can hear them down the hall, dumping their Legos on the floor. Oh what a lovely sound that is at six o'clock in the morning! Maybe I can get them to take up a quieter activity...like sleeping-in.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I can't believe I'm saying this...but I think I'm starting to warm up to pumpkin. Well, just a little. I'm still steering clear of pumpkin pie. I've tried it a few times over the years and even with a mountain of whipped cream, I just don't enjoy it. I'm sorry. I just can't. It's not you, it's me. Something about it's texture and taste just doesn't make me happy. BUT I'm not dismissing pumpkin entirely. I did try to make pumpkin spice cupcakes before and they were deeeeelicious! So I'm gonna give pumpkin another try. This time, I made cookies!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I celebrated my birthday this week and instead of the typical cake, I chose to make something a little different. And surprisingly, it doesn't involve any chocolate. This year, I decided to make myself a simple strawberry tart.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Every now and then, I'll try a dessert and think, "Mmmmm that was really good!" and then forget about it and move on. But sometimes, I'll try something and I'll cherish it as one of my fondest food memories ever. Even years later, I can still remember how much I loved this delightful little dessert I ate in Paris.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
I've been trying my best to eat healthy lately ("trying" is the operative word). It's sooo hard when I have such a terrible sweet tooth. I mean, I try to follow what Hubby does and eat more fresh fruit and less chocolate. We even have a bowl of clementines and bananas sitting on the kitchen counter so that whenever I have a craving for something sweet, I snack on some fruit instead. It hasn't been easy BUT I'm making small changes here and there. I still want chocolate but I've cut down my daily consumption just a teeny tiny bit. Hey, some progress is better than no progress, right?
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Dunkin' Donuts recently announced that they'll be expanding to California in the next few years and there's one person I know who'll be waiting in line the first day they open in San Diego: my brother Ryan. He's loves Dunkin' Donuts. I remember growing up my dad used to buy a boxful of Munchkins and we'd always fight over who gets the chocolate glazed and jelly filled ones. Ahhhhh childhood memories...a mix of warm and fuzzy nostalgia and pushing and shoving matches with your siblings. And speaking of Dunkin' Donuts, I thought I'd rummage through my old cake photos again and share this DD coffee cup cake. I made it for Ryan's birthday a few years ago and it was one of the first 3-D cakes I ever tried to make.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Last month, I was planning to make fruitcake cookies but changed my mind and made shortbread cookies instead. So now I have a bunch of dried fruit and seeds sitting in my cupboard. I wasn't really sure what to do with them. I thought, "Well I guess I can just toss them together and make trail mix." But then I remembered the trail mix chewy granola bars I used to love. They were made with nuts, which my 7 year old is severely allergic to. So this week, I decided to make an allergy-friendly version of my favorite granola bars. Not only are they nut-free, they're also dairy-free, wheat-free, soy-free and vegan :-)