Daring Bakers’ Filbert Gateau

This month’s Daring Bakers challenge came from Great Cakes: Over 250 Recipes to Bake, Share, and Enjoy by Carole Walter. I made this month’s challenge for the Daring Bakers twice! The recipe was quite a challenge to make in the summertime even in my air conditioned kitchen. The whipped cream, buttercream, and ganache kept melting [...]

Pantry Beef Casserole

I took a trip today to Whole Foods to restock my gluten-free items. I have a bad habit of looking in other people’s carts in Whole Foods to see if they are also buying gluten-free. I always feel compelled to start a conversation about going gluten-free. I never do, but maybe I should? Hearing other [...]

Cajun Quiche with Rice Crust

I finally bought Cooking Light’s Easy Summer Meals that I have been eyeing in the grocery store check out line for weeks now. I needed something to read in bed because my toddler and I got sick this week. And I thought things were going to be so easy! Jude refuses to rest, so things [...]

Thai Chicken Wraps

Things are finally starting to settle down at my house. My littlest one has started sleeping long stretches at night and I have started to feel more like myself again. Everything has been so much easier the second time around. I have had tons of great help too! I mentioned in my last post that [...]

Baby

  He’s here!  My baby was finally born. After what seemed like such a long wait, the birth was fantastic and very fast! I had a beautiful 9 lb. 4 oz. baby boy. My family of four is finally all here and I couldn’t be happier. My little Jude doesn’t know what to make of [...]