Cherry Chocolate Banana Bread

I don’t like banana things.  I like bananas…I take that back, I love actual, real life, peel and eat, yellow … and let’s be clear on the yellow…darkish yellow, not the new yellow that leads one to believe it was green just moments ago… they must be, ya know, perfectly ripe bananas.  I just detestContinue reading “Cherry Chocolate Banana Bread”

Strawberry Lime Bundt Cake

My hands are tan.  The tops at least…the palms are pinkish/orange (my carrot intake might be a touch out of control…again).  They don’t look like my hands.  Honestly, I think they look dirty…I am just so darn used to them being pale.  My mind is weird.  I can see the million tiny crevices and lines much easierContinue reading “Strawberry Lime Bundt Cake”

They say it’s your birthday / It’s my birthday too, yeah

30 years.  3 decades. 1,565.32 weeks.  Even more days, hours, minutes, and seconds.   30 years of heart beats and breaths.  30 years where smiles have outnumbered frowns.  Laughter has been abundant.  Tears have been rare.  Cities have been explored and oceans have been swam.  Miles have been walked, ran, and flown.   Friendships forged and lovesContinue reading “They say it’s your birthday / It’s my birthday too, yeah”

Oatmeal Pecan Scotchies

Food is quite the memory jogger.  A trigger of sorts.  Much like music.  Or certain smells. I don’t know if everyone is like this, but I want to think that a warm chocolate chip cookie takes everyone back to their childhood – I think my first memory of a chocolate chip cookie and looking back,Continue reading “Oatmeal Pecan Scotchies”

Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake and a Guest Post

Well, Hello there! Katie from Katie at the Kitchen Door and I are joining forces today.  If you have never been to her blog – you must, you just have to head over there.  Katie is oh so talented…her talents in the kitchen and behind the camera are out of this world.  When she askedContinue reading “Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake and a Guest Post”

Raspberry Jam Bars

  I love Ina Garten. This post might as well be called ‘ an ode to Ina”. I adore everything about her….even her button down shirts – that are tailored made just for her (why do I know this?) – with the popped collar – which makes me think of spring break and the cruiseContinue reading “Raspberry Jam Bars”

Orange Pecan Olive Oil Cake

The holidays are long gone, resolutions have been made and broken, snowmen have been built and hills have been sledded, the Super Bowl has been won and lost, and the groundhog has seen his shadow…Dear Winter, all that is exciting during your months (and I am including a large mean fat rodent checking out hisContinue reading “Orange Pecan Olive Oil Cake”

Chocolate Pistachio Coconut Cookies

And here we go again.  I haven’t posted much in the month of January.  I blame Disney and Tim Riggins. Ok, fine, just Tim Riggins. I am not bragging, but I just finished the entire series of Friday Night Lights (thank you Netflix) in 1 week…and I am rounding up to 7 days, because itContinue reading “Chocolate Pistachio Coconut Cookies”