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Pecan Pie Granola

Question:  Why have I waited this long to make granola???  It is so easy to make and ridiculously delicious.  I originally wanted to make a vanilla almond granola because Matt loves the one from Trader Joe's, but I didn't have…

Quotes from the One and Only

I have a confession to make.  I didn't know a TON about Julia Child until I saw the move Julie & Julia.  To be honest I think that movie did a lot for me.  It kind of inspired me to start this blog!  Julia Child was an amazing person…
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Painkiller Cocktail

So remember how I told you that it is still pretty warm around these parts?  Well that's why this week is all about drinks!  I saw this Painkiller cocktail on one of my favorite blogs "Shutterbean" awhile ago and took a snapshot…
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Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Happy first day of Fall!!! So I live in Southern California.  The term "Seasons" is used pretty loosely around here.  If you woke up one day not knowing what time of the year it was, you couldn't find your answer by going outside. …

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday!  We made it through another week and the weekend is just hours away.  Fall is coming close and I just bought 2 large cans of pumpkin, yet we are seeing record high temperatures in so-cal.  What's new?  I am crossing my…
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Cinnamon Crumb Pecan Sandies

Thursday!  How much do we love short work weeks?  It's already almost the weekend!  I just can't even imagine if every week was like this.  Just take out Mondays?  I wonder if then we would all start disliking Tuesdays.…
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Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

Muffins!! I haven't made a muffin in way too long, but think about them every time I pass by blueberries at the store.  Finally I passed them last week and thought the price was right!  This led me to looking at a few recipes and…
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Mocha Ice Cream Pie

Coffee. Ice Cream.  Chocolate.  There are few things better than those 3 right there.  Summer is the season of iced coffee and easy desserts.  No one wants to be baking all day in your condo that is 90 degrees (even though…
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Apple Danish Braid

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

 The heat has hit our 3rd floor condo.  When we moved to Long Beach we really thought we had it made with our vaulted ceilings... that is until summertime when the heat creeps in and never leaves.  Because of this heat, Matt…
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Chicken Parmesan

Most people have a handful of recipes that you LOVE because you grew up eating them and they remind you of home.  The top ones for me have to be Chili, Meatloaf, Chicken Parmesan.  They are all recipes that just taste a little bit…