Strictly Briks Party!

To preface, I have been a member of a site called Tryazon for about six months or so now. Tryazon is a great site that works with all different companies to help them market through word-of-mouth house parties. Once you sign up with Tryazon, you’re given the ability to apply to host any of the…

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Pavlova

  It’s time for the August Daring Kitchen Challenge! Thank you first to Marcellina in Cucina for hosting. I was so excited to give this a try because I don’t think I’ve made … Source: Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Pavlova

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Pavlova

  It’s time for the August Daring Kitchen Challenge! Thank you first to Marcellina in Cucina for hosting. I was so excited to give this a try because I don’t think I’ve made a real meringue since college. I make Swiss meringue buttercream almost exclusively when I’m not make chocolate frosting, but a good old meringue…

Tomatoes!!!

Greta and I have had a fabulous few weeks picking all the tomatoes. Compared to pretty much everyone else we know, our tomato harvest is wee. But for us it is perfect and beautiful. We have 5 plants and only two of them are producing the same type of tomatoes, so when we do get…

Patterned Bowtie Pasta

It’s time for July’s Daring Kitchen Challenge! You may have noticed there was no June challenge…because June just got away from me and I completely forgot to do it. So, I was determined to take on July. Then I saw that July was Patterned Pasta, posed by Dulcie, from thetastetrail.com blog. And I realized it…

Stone Fruit & Strawberry Pie

It’s Father’s Day Eve! Yes, Father’s Day Eve is a thing. At least in our house it is. At least this year. Greta woke up very excited to give her dad his gifts this morning. So, before he got up, we wrote out his card and wrapped his gifts. And that is how Father’s Day…

Simple Sparkling Cocktail

Sparkling wine is one of my favorite things. Cocktails are another. How to combine the two is a great question. We are fortunate to live in (now nearby) a small city with a big love for the art of mixed drinks. And many of them feature at least a splash of sparking wine floating on…

Lemon-Lemon Birthday Cake

A couple of weekends ago I had the pleasure of making a THIRD lemony layer cake for some friends of ours. John & Tracy got married back in 2014 and somehow ended up having me make their wedding cake and cupcakes. Through that process, I learned that Tracy LOVES lemon. LOVES it. Their two tier…

Daring Kitchen May Challenge

In March I joined the Daring Kitchen group. I had been a member of the Daring Bakers quite a few years back, but wound up getting booted when I couldn’t keep up with the challenges. I was loo… Source: Daring Kitchen April Challenge

Daring Kitchen May Challenge

In March I joined the Daring Kitchen group. I had been a member of the Daring Bakers quite a few years back, but wound up getting booted when I couldn’t keep up with the challenges. I was looking for some motivation to get a blog together and was reminded of the group when I was…

The Makings of a Recipe Post

So, this will be my first attempt at a recipe post. Of course, I’m not in any sort of rhythm with this whole thing, so photos are lacking. But this recipe is definitely worthy of sharing anyway. One of my favorite food blogs is Half Baked Harvest. Not only are her photos gorgeous, but she…

Three Whisks

Here we are, first post! Starting a food blog has long been something I’ve wanted to take on, but I tend to get a bit lazy with these things. Take, for example, the blog I started for our daughter. I stumbled upon it earlier today and noticed it hadn’t been updated since just after her…