You haven’t truly lived until you’ve made strawberry icing. It’s vibrant, beautiful, sweet and fruity. What better way to celebrate spring than these cute flower decorated strawberry cupcakes!
I love a good veggie burger. For years, my husband and I were continually on the hunt for the most delicious veggie burger. We tried the local pubs, burger shops, and every store bought package brand we could find. We tried black bean burgers, quinoa burgers, sweet potato burgers, and portabello mushroom burgers. Each one distinctly different and unique, each with its own delicious qualities, but none that blew us away.
This year we took the kids to Coates Christmas Tree Farm in Auburn Washington. It’s now become a family tradition to go out and cut our own Christmas tree, the Sunday following Thanksgiving. This year we opted for the majestic Noble Fir. I love the way they look, with a slight blue tinge. It was fun to go out and make a day of it, with our new family of four.
I’ve been experimenting with new ways to use Brussel sprouts and have stumbled upon this very season appropriate salad with apples, cranberries, peppers, goat cheese, and pecans. It’s the perfect use of Brussel sprouts for a Thanksgiving side. I’m usually not big on salad for Thanksgiving, but this one is just so perfect. It’s festive and has all the the Flavors we know to associate with the holiday.
If you've ever been to Seattle and visited Trophy Cupcakes, one of my favorite cupcakes on the menu is the salted caramel. Without having ever tried to recreate their recipe, I was delightfully surprised when these cupcakes came out almost exactly the same.
Meet Emmett Francis Hands born June 8, 2018, measuring 8 pounds 11 ounces and 21 inches. We're having fun getting to know Emmett. He is changing every day and proving to be the happiest baby I've ever seen. He's constantly smiling at everything and it makes my heart burst. He is now a little over two months, and I have no idea where the time has gone. I am trying so hard to savor every moment.