This recipe post is coming to you from a time where comfort food means a lot. We have been huddled inside all weekend as Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc over all of the Texas coast line. Places like Rockport, Corpus, and Victoria have seen the worst of the wind, while Houston is currently being devastated by floods. So far, most people I know are in the clear and their homes are dry, but many have not been so fortunate. Highways are underwater, cars are trapped in the streets, and no one is going anywhere for a few days. All I can think to do is pray and bake and drink tea and hope for the best.
A berry and citrus combination is the unofficial flavor of Summer in my book. No matter how many times I pair lemons with blueberries, limes with raspberries, and grapefruit with blackberries, the flavors always taste fresh and exciting. There’s just something about the sweet and sour combination that you can’t get enough of!
You know when the weekend comes and you’re just ready for a vacation? Or maybe the weekend comes and you’re just ready to stay home? Why not do both? Host yourself a little tropical stay-cation with a super easy pina colada inspired french toast bake!
Friday has really become my favorite day of the week. Not all Fridays, just every other. Every other week I get one Friday off and all week I start a to do list of things that’s longer than anyone could possibly achieve just for that day. Wake up at a decent hour, work out, bake cupcakes for a blog post, make decorations for a friend’s engagement party, finish sewing a dress, photograph it, and get an oil change. Reasonable. Continue reading “Quick Stovetop Maple and Brown Sugar Granola”
This story starts out on a rainy Sunday morning, curled up in bed dying for a basket of lemon poppy seed muffins. The subtle hint of lemon flavor in a buttery crumb, sprinkled with crunchy seeds and topped with a sweet lemon glaze. I ran out to the store, bundled in a hat and boots, and went in search of poppy seeds and lemons. Continue reading “Lemon Chia Seed Mini Muffins”
Well, with the holidays being officially over (mine extending even longer than usual), I think it’s high time to focus on some diet changes again. Last year I did a little study on reducing my sugar intake. This year, I want to focus on getting exercise every day, even if it’s just a mile walk around the parking lot at work, as well as getting more nutrients from my food.
Well, I’m officially back from England and back to the grind this week. I have to admit that although I love to get back to a scheduled lifestyle, I am really missing exploring around London and am not ready to give up British tea time. Continue reading “Vanilla Biscotti”
Is there anything more perfect than the smell of cinnamon sugar wafting from the oven while you sip on hot cocoa under the light of the Christmas tree? Being home for the holidays is something I absolutely cherish, and this year I got to go home at Thanksgiving for the first time in years! We took full advantage of our time together by doing what we do best: baking.