- Olive Oil and Thyme Mini Bundt CakesMay 24, 2013
Subtle elegance. That is this cake. Simply Delicious. A little crunchy on the edges and moist and perfect on the inside. When I made my first Olive Oil cake, I had some of my mommy friends over and they all loved it. One friend, Ligia, loved it so much, she asked me to teach her how ...
- Marshmallow Cupcakes!May 23, 2013
It was my daughter’s 6th birthday last Friday. . and she knew exactly what she wanted.
These Marshmallow Cupcakes.
My kid is 6 and she knows exactly what she wants. With most everything. Definitely when it comes to food. She is my daughter after all. She’ll come home from school and ask me for an apple: peeled ...
- Toast with Honey Mascarpone and NutellaMay 22, 2013
OK, I admit it. I love going to Costco. Yeah, you heard me right.
I know it’s absolute craziness if you go on the weekends but if you go during the week like I do, it’s not that bad. And yes, I know most of you work so you can’t go during the week . . ...
- Broiled Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Pineapple SlawMay 22, 2013
I’m so thrilled to announce that I am now a contributing cook over at Cooks and Books and Recipes!
What is Cooks&Books&Recipes?
Cooks&Books&Recipes is a site that helps cookbook publishers publicize their work and also helps cookbook readers find out about new cookbooks that have been published recently or that will be available soon — and, of course, also to offer ...
- Quick and Easy Vegetable Lo MeinMay 21, 2013
Asian food. I am obsessed. And I’m so glad my kids like and eat it too.
If they didn’t, we’d have serious problems in this house.
If you have children, you know some can be finicky eaters which makes for some stressed out parents. But let me share this: if the kids are hungry, they will eat. ...
- The Ultimate Waffle Sundae.May 16, 2013
I have birthdays and desserts on the brain this week. This was bound to happen.
It came to me in a dream. For reals.
When I was living in Los Angeles, years ago, I started this thing where I baked cakes for my friends’ birthdays. And we’re not talking beautiful, elegant, professional frosting job cakes here. We’re ...
- Little Toasts with Braised Beef and Chimichurri SauceMay 15, 2013
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make chimichurri sauce!! Where have I been?
The last time I had homemade chimichurri sauce, we were at a friend’s house a few years ago and they were grilling meat. And lots of it. They made some chimichurri sauce to accompany the meat but had to whip up some ...
- Chocolate Banana Cupcakes!May 14, 2013
My oldest daughter, Phoebe, turns 6 on Friday. SIX. I can’t believe it. Where did the time go? I feel like it was yesterday when I was holding her for the first time. . or feeding her. . or taking her to daycare or tying her hair in a ponytail.
She’s growing up.
Now, I’m lucky if ...
- Fresh Asian Noodle Bowl for #WeekdaySupperMay 12, 2013
I love Asian food. Depending on what it is, there’s something so fresh, vibrant and flavorful about it. Spring Rolls, Kim bap, soba noodles or this lovely bowl of brown rice noodles with fresh vegetables. Eating Asian food like this doesn’t leave me feeling full and heavy but comfortable and satisfied. And because I ate ...
- Albion Fit Swimsuit Giveaway!!May 10, 2013
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED.
Summer is right around the corner! Can you believe it?
Summer for me means school’s out so the kids’ schedule is a bit more relaxed. The weather is beautiful, gorgeous and sunny and we’ll be hitting the pool. And this year. . we’re going on a family ...
- Sangria, Drinks, Beverages and Good VibrationsMay 10, 2013
I’m a wine drinker. Never acquired the taste for beer. I know. I know. But give me a glass of red or white and I am a very happy girl. In my early 20′s, I was a cheap date. One glass (maybe even half a glass) and I was tipsy. Now, I can hold my ...
- Strawberry and Orange Bundt CakeMay 8, 2013
If you told me 3 years ago that I would have a food blog and would be head over heels in love with baking and cooking, I would have laughed in your face. Back then, I only knew of one food blog. One. That was it. And the only reason I knew of it was ...
- Zoku Quick Pop Maker: Product ReviewMay 7, 2013
I’m not completely sure how this happened but our house is now the designated house to go to for popsicles, otter pops, cookies and candy.
OK, OK, I know why.
And now it already surprisingly feels like summer here in Seattle (beautiful, sunny and like mid 70′s to the low 80′s!). What’s up Seattle? Not that I’m ...