Rustic Artisan Bread

For me a loaf of good French bread is about as good as it gets. I could live on bread and in fact I think I did during high school. Living where I live, in Northern California, good French bread is everywhere so I am rather spoiled. The idea of making my own never really…

Birthday Luau Cake

I will admit this post is one from two summers ago that I started and never shared but the cake is too cute not to put on here, so I am shamelessly digging it up now. 🙂 My cousin’s baby boy turned two and to celebrate they threw a luau themed party. They live down…

Jenny’s Tuna Salad

I know, I basically abandoned this website for over a year then I have the audacity to return with a Salad recipe, rude just rude; even worse it’s a lousy picture taken from my phone. But….before you click the x on the top right, hear me out. Yes this is mostly a baking blog, yes…

Chorizo and Eggs

Before I met my husband I had never heard of chorizo and boy was I missing out. It is one of the best and easiest breakfasts you can make. We started out getting this breakfast at our favorite local Mexican restaurant but we kept thinking, we can do this better at home and for a lot…

Cupcake Battle

Last week here at work they had a huge BBQ Rib competition and cupcake battle, people from all over the state came to compete. After some coaxing by my friends and coworkers I entered the cupcake competition clueless as to how I would make my cupcakes BBQ themed. They were even having someone from Sift Cupcakery…

Mango Smoothie

This smoothie is about as simple as it gets and it’s my new favorite snack. If you need a little detox from the chocolate craziness of this week, this will work. It calls for fresh mangos, which is fine but frozen would be easier if you are in a hurry. My Trader Joe’s for some…

Diego Birthday Cake

This cake was so much fun. I had more than my usual amount of time to devote to decorating it and I really enjoyed the process. I went out and got the decorations, Diego, trees, rocks etc and then after a few internet searches for ideas, made myself a sketch and went to work. The…

Blood Orange Rosemary Fizz

I think its safe to say if you put a blood orange in it I will love it. There is something about the beautiful color and extra tangy-ness that takes anything its in to a new exciting level. This drink is a lot of fun but if the idea of rosemary in your drink if…

Cheddar Bay Biscuits with Home Made Bisquick

I know you have done it; gone to a restaurant and filled up on bread… well I have. I can think of three restaurants off the top of my head that I love because of their bread. I will admit sometimes I feel ordering a meal is not necessary because I could simply scarf down…

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season. I think for me it was a whirlwind of craziness. I had plans to make and post so many things and unfortunately fell short, actually I totally sucked. This year I hope to make a better schedule for myself and get many more recipes on here to…

The BEST Steak

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, ours was fun…lots of family and great food. I got off rather easy this year because I usually host a dinner for my dad but this year my sister took over the duty and I was only responsible for mashed potatoes. It was nice to just be a guest. Now…

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Fall has rolled in this year fast and furious, I am still sitting here saying “What happened to October?” and already its November! I am in no way prepared for the holidays and I am actually having a hard time getting in the spirit at all. Maybe I need to see a few hundred holiday commercials…