I recently gained a new life experience: I had my tonsils taken out. For those of you who have gone through this, you know that it is NOT FUN. Although, I have to admit that I enjoyed the excuse to force myself to slow down and relax while I was recuperating. Sometimes I put a lot of stress on myself because I feel like there are a million things I should be doing, so it was great to take that pressure off and watch hours of television, or read through a cookbook for an hour without feeling guilty about it. [Read more…]
I tend to be an obsessive person. This blog is a perfect example of that. (I am so obsessed with food and cooking that I want to talk to the Internet about it occasionally? At least I’m not alone in this problem.) Don’t even get me started on what a hot mess I was in college when I decided to get obsessed with Lady Gaga and Glee at the same time. Friends shouldn’t let friends experience that … at least not without support. Anyway, these Things I’m Loving posts are a way for me to share with you all of the random things I might be currently obsessing over. Enjoy! [Read more…]
I pin a lot of recipes. I get irrationally sad and frustrated sometimes because I know I could never make all of them. These “Wish List” posts are a way for me to highlight some of the amazing recipes I would like to make, with each one focusing on a specific ingredient or type of food, etc. If you make something from here, please let me know! I will live vicariously through you.
Some of you may be sick of pumpkin, but Thanksgiving isn’t even over yet, so please excuse me for this.
I used to steer clear of pumpkin things, because all I ever really had it in was pumpkin pie. Well the thing is – I don’t really like pumpkin pie. Surprising, right? I know, I’m weird. Once I started getting really interested in cooking and following food blogs, my eyes were opened. Food bloggers are crazy! They’ll throw pumpkin in anything. I’m convinced that food bloggers look at the year in food seasons instead of traditional seasons. It’s not fall or autumn, people – it’s PUMPKIN SEASON. But I’m totally okay with that. I feel like the food blog world really outdid themselves this year with pumpkin, so I went a little crazy with my pinning as well.
It seems only fitting that I should start this blog off the right way: with a cake recipe. Not just any old cake recipe, but what is without a doubt the best cake I have ever made. Yet.
When I first saw this cake on Linda’s blog, The Tart Tart, I knew I absolutely had to make it, but it had to be the right occasion; it was a show-stopper. That occasion turned out to be Easter this year. I was in charge of making dessert (of course – I probably volunteered for it), so I started scrolling through my Pinterest boards to see if anything popped out at me. I saw this cake and immediately knew it was the perfect choice: The flavor palette is a bit unique and reminded me of Spring, it seemed like something everyone in the family would appreciate, and I was dying for an excuse to make it. [Read more…]