A Royal Dessert: Lemon Elderflower Cake

I’m going to be honest –  I’m not one of those crazy obsessed royal family people.  I tend to feel bad for them — the way they have to be in the public spotlight all of the time and stand up hours after giving birth to wave at people when all I know Kate wants…

The Easiest and Most Delicious Lemon Curd

My little guy broke him arm in two places.  Ahhhhh!  It’s been a special few days.  We get back from Disney, get the kids back in school, and then that Thursday I get the dreaded call from the kid’s school.  I know immediately someone must be sick…but I didn’t expect the director to tell me…

Kickin’ it old school with Dirt and Worms

I still remember the day I came home telling my mom I had eaten dirt and worms.  I was in Kindergarten, and our teacher Ms. Monticello, had made dirt and worms and presented it to us in this beautiful flower pot.  It was magical.  And so delicious.  I think my brain had a hard time…

Mini Peanut Butter Bars

If you are a nut, these are for you.  Packed full of natural peanut butter and peanuts, these are sure to please anyone who goes nuts for peanuts. I’m all about the simple ingredient list, and this definitely doesn’t disappoint with a whopping five ingredients: sweetened condensed milk, mini marshmallows, butter, all natural peanut butter,…

Yellow Chicken Curry w/ Potatoes

If the weather is currently undergoing some serious PMS and undecided about which way it wants to turn, then there’s always curry to warm us up on these frigid spring days. This recipe originally comes from Pinch of Yum but I upped a lot of the ingredients.  It’s delicious! It’s a great weeknight meal because…

4 Ingredient Lemon Drop Cookies

I’m on a lemon kick.  It really has to do with willing spring to get here…or maybe it’s just because I love things with lemon in them.  Either way, I’ve got a lemon blueberry loaf on my list of things to make soon, too.   Stay tuned! I made these for my co-workers to thank them…

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

John and I recently went to Los Angeles to visit my brother, Rachel, and their newborn Sharizze.  We got a lot of baby time in and tried to whisk her away for the better part of two days so they could do whatever they wanted (they chose to go on dates and do lawn work…

Egg-in-a-hole Biscuits with Black Forest Ham

With two little ones and two working parents, breakfast is a hard meal.  It’s much easier to grab something quick that’s usually not very healthy — donuts, breakfast bar that’s high in sugar, some other pastry, hell! whatever’s laying around the house! On the weekends, we like to actually eat a decent breakfast.  This is…

Carrot Cake that Puts the “Carrot” in Carrot Cake

I can’t believe Easter has come and gone!  What a fun weekend it was!  The kiddos woke up and rummaged through their Easter baskets.  Both kiddos don’t really care too much for the chocolate.  They were most excited about the toys (stickers, bubbles, etc.).  Are these really my children?  This year, I made this carrot cake. …

Challah like Whoa

There’s something about making your own bread that makes you feel like a bad ass pioneer.  It’s something about the smell of the yeast, the love (and anger) that goes into kneading the dough, the amount of time (and patience!) it takes for the dough to rest and rise, the smell of fresh bread baking,…

Easy Ombré Easter Cookies

Sweeeeeet! Can you tell we’re willing spring and Easter to hurry up and get here??  I wrote about a fabulous sugar cookie recipe here.  It’s my go-to sugar cookie recipe for life (seriously though…it’s pretty amazing.  I can’t imagine switching).  It has a nice salty finish at the end, not too sweet but not too…