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Tropical Granola

30 May

My work-life balance has been seriously challenged over the past 6 months, so I decided I needed to reset, and on a whim thanks to a $400 drop in flight prices, I decided to crash my parents trip to the Philippines.   When I informed my coworker, originally from Manila, who was covering for me while […]

Frosted Mint Chocolate Brownies

8 Mar

There are some fun things happening around here this week.  On a personal note, the in-laws are in town, so I get to hear fun stories about my husband that he pretends to have forgotten…{ha!}.  From what I can tell, they are happy to escape the MI winter to our sunny CA weather. On the Pretty […]

Cinnamon Rolls

22 Nov

Fall makes me think of cozy things…and in the kitchen, that translates to really robust spices…my favorite being cinnamon.  It just makes everything taste o.m.g. good {to me anyway}.  I love to add it to pancakes, french toast, yogurt, some cereals, ice cream…all kinds of stuff. Now, cinnamon rolls are like my husband and I’s […]

Raspberry Swirl Banana Bread

25 Oct

Sometimes you have aging bananas on hand.  And sometimes you also have 2 for $5 pints of raspberries on hand too.  Should you find yourself in such a predicament, then you’ve come to the right place.  A spunkier alternative to banana bread to the rescue! {Gina’s Take} Long story short:  I have no sweet-tooth self […]

Creme Brulee French Toast

20 Sep

Just reading the title of this post makes me feel like I have to hit the gym for an extra hour today.  But it’s so worth it! Whenever I ask my husband what he wants me to make for a dessert, his answer is one of three things:  Creme Brulee, Bread Pudding, or Snaps.  I […]