mini monster donuts + halloween

It’s November now and Halloween was pretty much wiped from the stores in early October so who cares about Halloween?  I do! I didn’t do […] Read More

apple picking in julian + apple pie crumb bars

Last year Jake, Laura, T and I went pear picking in Julian and this year we’re back to apple picking. I actually wanted to go […] Read More

mini breakfast pizzas on pretzel rolls

Happy Friday aka Happy Pre-Weekend! I feel like I’ve been waiting all week for this day to come around. Let’s reminisce about some food I […] Read More

cardiff crack tri tip + the miracle grill mat

Today’s post is a bit of a two for one kind of deal – we’re trying out two products in one post today! The fine folks over at the Seaside Market in Cardiff were nice enough to send me a sample of their beautiful Cardiff Crack which is a marinated Burgundy Pepper Tri Tip.

party food and twinkie bundt cake

The next day after laser tag was the day of the party for T! It was just a small affair with Jake’s sister and her […] Read More

[recipe] dinner for a friend

Stacey recently had a birthday so I invited her and Frank over to have dinner with us. We sat in the backyard eating and talking […] Read More

[recipe] pork chops and plum sauce

In addition to those gorgeous Meyer lemons I received from Melissa’s Produce recently, also in the box were these beautiful mini plums! I hadn’t the […] Read More

lemon ginger ice box cake for alex’s lemonade stand & melissa’s produce challenge

This week I’m partnering with Melissa’s Produce and my awesome blogger friends to support this wonderful cause, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a foundation for Childhood Cancer. I used some beautiful produce provided by Melissa’s Produce to create a simple, easy and delicious summertime dessert: Lemon Ginger Ice Box Cake! This requires no ovens so your house gets to stay cool while you prep!