Baking / Love

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Before meeting Michael and his family, the notion celebrating of Mardi Gras (and especially Fat Tuesday) never really crossed my mind. My family is deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest and we’d never been to the south before… the furthest south we’d been was San Diego and that’s not quite the same thing! But, Michael’s … Continue reading


Pumpkin is the New Black

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that pumpkin is everywhere this season? And, I’m talking on a greater scale than before? It’s as if pumpkin is the new black. Pumpkin decor, pumpkin candles, pumpkin cocktails and the pumpkin recipes… pumpkin coffee, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin popcorn, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin mac’ and cheese, … Continue reading


USA Shortcake

It’s the opening day of the 2012 Summer Olympics – time to celebrate USA in full force! And I decided the best way to do this was to whip up some USA Strawberry, Blueberry, White Nectarine (S/B/WN) shortcake. Get it? USA colors?I grabbed a big case of strawberries and blueberries at Costco and used the … Continue reading