Recently, I was in a bad mood. Very irritable, and just didn't want to be bothered with anyone. I don't know where it came from, but it was here and I couldn't shake it. I went in my room to say a prayer and then headed out to run my errands. I thought this would … Continue reading A Grateful Heart
A couple of years ago, I attended an event in downtown Los Angeles called Artisanal LA, where you can sample and shop more than 100 goods from local makers, crafters and chefs. The first time I attended, my eyes were wide open and spent way too much money, but it was well spent. I discovered … Continue reading Homemade Vanilla Sea Salt
Pound cake is one of my favorite desserts from childhood. Whenever we'd visit one of my great aunts, she always had a pound cake ready for us in the kitchen. Nothing fancy, just a good ol' vanilla pound cake. Sometimes, simplicity can say a whole lot. This recipe is not my great Aunt's, but given … Continue reading Simple Lemon Vanilla Pound Cake
So, I'm not one to be fond of taking pictures. If you look through my cell phone there are tons of photos of food, my family, screenshots of inspiration from the web, and a bunch of randomness. Hardly any are of me. I can recall numerous times where I've offered to take the picture of … Continue reading Photoshoot Fun w/ my Brother + Baking for the Holidays
Last year, I ventured off into vegan baking out of curiosity. Every vegan dessert I'd tasted before did not taste good, yet I saw recipes popping up all over social media. I love sweets, but it would be great to enjoy a nice pastry that is lower in calories and fat. So, as an effort … Continue reading Delicious and Moist Berry Muffins (Vegan)
Don't you just love how this cake looks?! The Heritage Bundt Pan by Nordic Ware has to be my favorite bundt pan to use. I purchased it from Sur la Table sometime last year and use it pretty often. It makes any cake look pretty - especially when I use it for this Lemon Blueberry … Continue reading Lemon Blueberry BundtCake w/ Lemon Glaze
On November 20, my husband and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. Time flies when you're having fun! 🙂 In celebration, we decided to take a trip to Austin with some close friends from Dallas, Nicole and Trevez. We had a wonderful trip and LOVED Austin. I want to go back and see more soon. … Continue reading 6 years down, Forever to go!
I made it just in time for National Cookie Day! ... although, many of you are probably reading this after December 4. I had this on my list anyway, so I figured why not push it out early. I can't get enough of these cookies. The dried cherries, roasted (unsalted) almonds, and white chocolate really … Continue reading Brown Butter Cookies with Dried Cherries, Roasted Almonds and White Chocolate