Is anyone not ready for spring? I hope I never see such a long, cold, snowy winter again! And that’s coming from a girl who enjoys snow.
Spring is my favorite season, although I think Autumn is pretty fabulous too. So in honor of this long-awaited spring, I made a printable of some of my favorite things about it. Here it is framed on the bookshelves, a cheerful reminder to me of all the good things to come:
That’s right, no baby yet. If you want to hear news of the baby’s birth ASAP, you are welcome to follow along via my Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter. Now, let’s talk about this cake in the meantime, because it’s awesome . . .
Don’t you absolutely love it when you find a new recipe and you are in the mood to bake . . . and lo and behold, you already have ALL of the ingredients? Life should always be so simple.
That happened with this cake. It actually didn’t grab my attention when I first saw it on Shutterbean, but then I saw it again as one of her most popular recipes in 2013. And I’ve never been disappointed in her recipes. So I pinned it. And then on a whim, (and maybe because I had a pregnant craving…) I baked it.
Don’t be weirded out by the fact that there is oatmeal in this cake. Oats in baked things are the bomb, as evidenced by my granola cookies that Printz Charming repeatedly requests.
Is it weird that I used to order household cleaners from Drugstore.com for fun . . . as a teenager? Don’t answer that. While other teens were buying clothes and music, I was trying every scent of Seventh Generation dish soap. (Incidentally, I like Lemongrass and Clementine the best.) If your mom is going to make you wash the dishes, you might as well turn it into aromatherapy, right? Continue reading
One of my earliest recipes on the blog is for Chicken & Rice Soup. And I have also shared my recipe for Best Chicken (or Turkey) Soup. So why another chicken soup recipe?
Mostly because I love it so much! This recipe is different from the other two in that it is incredibly creamy. While my other soup recipes have a stock-only base, this one gets flavor from chicken stock but an added richness from lots of milk and a butter-based roux. It’s hearty and stick-to-your-ribs and ideal for this crazy winter.