***This Covid-19 life is HEAVY. I don't know quite how to address it with sensitivity, but I also can't just be like "here's a cookie recipe". I love to bake, and find baking very satisfying (relaxing isn't quite the right word for me, I get more of a sense of accomplishment.) So if baking is… Continue reading Soft & Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies
Baby Blue is 6 months old! We're finally past the bleary eyed newborn stage & getting more sleep. And more sleep means more time for baking so hopefully I'll be able to share regularly again! Last weekend was his baptism. We are so happy to have him be the newest member of our church, which… Continue reading Cream Cheese Buttercream
Baby Boy Blueberry was born one day before his due date a few weeks ago! I won't go in to his full birth story, but I will share with you that I had a successful VBAC! Labor was really really long, which makes sense when you think that even though he's my second baby my… Continue reading Baby Boy Blueberry is here!
I am doing everything in my power to get baby boy Blueberry out in a natural way. One of the things I'm doing is eating 6 dates a day. According to studies, women who eat 75 grams of dates (approximately 6 deglet noor dates, or 3-4 medjool dates) a day for the last month of… Continue reading Due Date Cookies
Chocolate mousse is our tradition around here for New Year's. The only issue for New Year's 2019 was that I had just found out about baby #2's existence & my mousse recipe has raw eggs. This does not bother me one bit on a 'normal' day, but I do eat more carefully for my little… Continue reading Pregnant Chocolate Mousse
The other day, I was going to make my hubby's famous salad for dinner when I realized that I did not have any 1,000 island dressing. It had been quite a while since we had fresh salad in this house, to be honest. Baby boy really hasn't wanted many fresh veggies. I knew that 1,000 island… Continue reading Homemade Big Mac Copycat Sauce
Can I be super lame & say 'time flies when you're having fun'? Because it sure does. I can clearly remember when I first started this blog as a newlywed on 01/01/2015. 4 years, 4 homes, 2 states, & 2 kids later - here we are. Did I say 2 kids? Yes! Baby #2 is… Continue reading 4 Years Blogging – Where Do We Go From Here?
How is it 2 weeks until Christmas already? How has it been 2 months since I last posted something? More on that another day... If you've seen some of my other toddler crafts, you know that I am a huge fan of minimal parental involvement in said projects. This craft is no different. It's a… Continue reading Christmas Toddler Craft
Hola amigos! Today marks the end of Hispanic Heritage Month. I hope you've had a good one! Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Hispanic influenced recipes NOT from this blog. Some are traditional recipes & some are more like Tex-Mex or fusion like. Food brings people together & introducing people… Continue reading My Favorite Hispanic Recipes
Confession time: I love pico de gallo. If you know me, that might come as a surprise, seeing as how I HATE tomatoes. Ok, wait, double confession time: I love the taste of pico de gallo, but I avoid eating the chunks for tomato reasons. It's one of those times in my life that I really… Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper Pico De Gallo