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Sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds

Sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds

Hope everyone had a fabulous time trick or treating. Tommy was so happy to run up and down the pathways with family and friends, filling up his treat bag! This year we made sure to carve pumpkins and take the time to bake the seeds. I just love baked pumpkin seeds, and decided to make them two ways… … Continue reading

Banana bread

Banana bread

Here is a banana bread recipe I have wanted to share, more cake-like than bread, a perfect way to use ripe bananas. Add in chocolate chips or chopped nuts of your choice… Baking feels more enjoyable in the fall, with the weather finally on the cool side. Sipping a chai pumpkin latte while trying a new fall … Continue reading

Mint infused iced coffee

Mint infused iced coffee

I have been chasing my little kolohe around our home, trying to keep cool and keep up. A 2 year old boy is like a tiny, compact bundle of energy. He is, at times, literally climbing the walls. He is a lot of fun… This iced coffee is full of flavor and will serve you up … Continue reading

Mini pumpkin pies

This year I have many things to be thankful for, and am especially grateful for all the little things. The small things that make your days more special and memorable… hanging lights with family, taking a photo so you always remember, a creative outlet like this blog, etc. I baked up some mini pumpkin pies this afternoon for Thanksgiving. They … Continue reading

Pumpkin spice donut holes

Pumpkin spice donut holes

Cinnamon, sugar, pumpkin… Keeping with the pumpkin craze I decided to make a batch of baked pumpkin spice donut holes (aka timbits). I simply used a box of classic yellow cake mix, and substituted pumpkin puree for the eggs, adding some pumpkin pie spice. The results were delicious all on their own! Add the cinnamon/ sugar … Continue reading

Homemade croutons

Homemade croutons

On my last date night with Jason, we set forth to Ruth’s Chris in San Diego for steak and lobster (our date nights are few and far between, we felt a nice dinner with wine and such was needed!). The shops at Seaport Village happen to be close to our destination and so we made a … Continue reading

Chocolate chip pumpkin bread

Chocolate chip pumpkin bread

With fall upon us, my thoughts are on holidays, family, and a pretty impressive “to bake/ make” list. I love the idea of making homemade vanilla extract, DIY chai lattes, trying to bake with real vanilla beans, apple & caramel bread, and baking with pumpkin since it is in season. Last week I made spiced pumpkin creamer with … Continue reading

10 inspiring ideas for fall

10 inspiring ideas for fall

It is almost that time of year again, the moment when the weather begins to feel cool, the leaves change color. With thoughts of football, pumpkin spice lattes, cinnamon, nutmeg… I love fall. I love the start of a new season, it always gives me energy and something to look forward to. The following comprises my … Continue reading

Homemade baby food

Homemade baby food

I cannot believe that my boy is almost 18 months of age. Time is flying by and I want to stop the clock sometimes. I love that he shares the same meals as mom and dad. He gives a “yum” after taking a moment to really taste a new pasta dish, baked treat, etc. Although … Continue reading

Red, white & blue

Red, white & blue

Happy Fourth of July! In anticipation of the fourth I made these red, white & blue inspired chocolate covered strawberries… I used fresh strawberries, Ghiradelli white chocolate chips & blue sprinkles. Definitely pinterest inspired. I had a hard time melting the white chocolate (no chocolatier here!). I found that using a lower heat worked the best. Here are … Continue reading