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”

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”

Intense Chocolate Tart w/ Gingersnap Crust

I loved the pie lady. We never knew her real name.  Maybe my mom knows.  Moms know that sort of thing.  She lived two miles out of town.  Calculating miles in the country is easy, each stretch of road between crossroads, is almost always one mile.  So the one stop light in town to  TheContinue reading “Intense Chocolate Tart w/ Gingersnap Crust”

Apple Pie

Apples, quintessential fall food, right? Sure they are great year round, but fall…fall is when they are at their peak. During my childhood, fall was always filled with apple desserts….not pumpkin.  Apples.  Apples were always in abundance because mom and grandma would take us apple picking.  A small orchard (and in all reality I haven’tContinue reading “Apple Pie”

Bourbon Raisin Bars w/ Cinnamon Glaze

This post will find us about half way through 1/3 of the month of September.  Or 1/6th of the way through the ninth month of the year, which makes us 3/4th of the way through 2012.  Which when I put it in terms of fractions…it kinda boggles my mind.  And it isn’t the math (Continue reading “Bourbon Raisin Bars w/ Cinnamon Glaze”

Blueberry and Peach Crumble

What do you do with peaches that won’t make it through the weekend?  A weekend in which you won’t be around to enjoy a big ole’ juicy peach with breakfast or post weekend morning run?  You know … with the juice running down your chin and also down your forearm until it drips off yourContinue reading “Blueberry and Peach Crumble”