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
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 love Vanilla! Vanilla candles, Vanilla room sprays, Vanilla cake, Vanilla ice cream... The smell and taste of it just makes me happy; and as much as I like to bake, none of the flavors really savor my palette quite like Vanilla does. Some people think it's kind of boring, however, it's the most popular … Continue reading Homemade Extract: Madagascar Vanilla Bourbon + Tahitian Vanilla Brandy
My son is my favorite kitchen helper - especially when he does the dishes. He's only 3 and gets water all over the floor but at least I don't have to do it. If he's going to be all in the kitchen asking me questions, grab fruit that I just cut up, and interrupt me, … Continue reading Fluffy Banana Oat Pancakes w/ Blueberry Compote
I think I may have an obsession for blueberries... I originally bought blueberries for my son to snack on, and it has quickly become a favorite of mine. Especially when I want something sweet and don't want the calories that come with it. I now keep a mandatory stash of blueberries in my freezer. It's … Continue reading Blueberry Compote