Mrs. Dessert Monster celebrates her 30th birthday.
Deciding what recipe to share with you this week for Hispanic Heritage Month inspired me to make something that I have not made in ages: flan. What is flan? Flan is a delicious cooked custard. There really is nothing like it in my opinion. It can be very hard to describe. When done correctly, the… Continue reading Classic Cuban Flan
¡Hola amigos! Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month! Hispanic Heritage Month goes from 9/15 - 10/15. I've always said that Hispanics are so extra that they couldn't just pick a calendar month - hahaha, I mean, jajaja! I actually just recently learned (thanks to a post by Spanish Mama) the reason behind the… Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month
We just recently moved to Atlanta & decided to rent an apartment for a year before trying to buy a house. It is the best decision for us right now, but living in an apartment after several years of home ownership is hard. The water pressure is terrible. There's carpet everywhere (not great for toddlers… Continue reading My Gratitude Journal
When we first moved in to our house, the second bedroom was affectionately called Phase 2. As in the second phase of unpacking/renovating. It remained that way until about my 4th month of pregnancy - 1.5 years later! That's when it officially became Cupcake's nursery. Ever since completing the nursery & bringing Cupcake home from… Continue reading Cupcake’s Nursery
For the last few months I have been working with Secular Pro-Life on a project that officially launched June 15. The timing couldn't be more perfect. God's timing, if you ask me! The project is called #NextNominee. From our press release: "Young adult anti-abortion advocates organized by Secular Pro-Life have launched #NextNominee, a campaign to… Continue reading #NextNominee – Sign The Petition!
Cupcake's birthday is in January, so last year she got to enjoy all of her first holidays in order. This means that I got to do all of the fun handprint/footprint crafts for with her. Footprint Valentines day heart? check. Footprint Father's day craft? check. Handprint turkey for Thanksgiving? check. Handprint AND footprint clay ornaments… Continue reading Toddler Cards For Any Occasion
Whole wheat? No refined sugar? Vegan?!? Don't worry, I'm not going all 'crunchy' on you. I'm just a mama trying to get her toddler to eat veggies. I think I fed Cupcake too many carrots when she was a baby, because one day around 11 months old she just started rejecting them. She loves peas,… Continue reading Vegan Mini Carrot Muffins
Tomorrow is Mother's Day & what do all mothers love? Brunch! That's what we're doing at my house, anyway. Brunch with the extended family. And these scones are on the menu! I got this scone recipe from my dear friend Beth, who gives me so many great recipes, who got it from the book Ten… Continue reading Blueberry & White Chocolate Chip Cream Scones