Do you ever browse the recipes on Pinterest, Foodgawker, Kitchen Artistry, or similar sites? My eyes are always and forever drawn to the desserts and the homey comfort foods. This is the kind of recipe that would send me flying off the sofa and scurrying into the kitchen. (Funny how only a recipe for a dessert has that effect on me.)
Next week I am going to share a recipe for a vegetable dish with you, I promise! But for now, feast your eyes on this incredible cake and then go buy yourself some strawberries, bake this cake, and balance your diet with salad for the rest of the weekend. It’s worth it.
A Non-Cleaning Lady Tip: You do not have to do it all at once. If you can’t do everything, just do something.
I try to keep up with the dishes throughout the day, but
sometimes usually it doesn’t happen. So often Printz Charming and I put Wendy to bed and there are still leftovers to put away, piles of unwashed dishes, and dirty counters waiting for me.
You know that tendency to buy triplicates of everything in your pantry/refrigerator? Yes? No? I can’t be the only one! This week’s project is an attempt at combating my forgetfulness. And it is also an excuse to use more chalkboard paint.
We have two pantries in our house, which definitely contributes to my overstocking issues. Upstairs we have a freestanding pantry that we bought soon after we were married to make our first tiny kitchen more functional. Downstairs in the laundry room we have a single unattached kitchen cabinet that belonged to the previous owners. I use it to store less frequently used, unopened, or bulkier items.
First step: take off the doors. It was gorgeous, so I painted outside! One coat of primer . . . Continue reading
Firstly: congrats to Ashley from Wishes and Dishes! I hope you enjoy your copy of Embracing Beauty. The rest of you, be sure to check out her lovely blog and great recipes. I want to try her Key Lime Pie Dip so badly!
Do you ever pay attention to the reflections in your home? I think this is my favorite.
Our Japanese maple is covered with leaves now. It means we can’t see out of our living room window anymore (tragedy for Wendy), but it is a beautiful view of a different sort. Continue reading
Recently, I put bourbon in barbecue sauce. (I didn’t even know how to pronounce bourbon until recently. Printz Charming laughed at my attempts.)
It turns out that bourbon in barbecue sauce is really quite delicious and that if you put that barbecue sauce in a crockpot with chicken breasts, the result is flavorful, tender, and worth repeating. Continue reading