Life, Currently

 

This is my life, currently.  A beautiful Memorial day being spent in the study center of my apartment complex.  I realized that I should post something on this blog soon.  I wish I were posting the pictures from my recent Hawaii trip that has me dreaming up multiple ways that I can move there with my family.  Or that I could somehow find the time to post the pictures and recipes from my son’s 8th bday party yesterday.

Teaser Tour of O’ahu

  So much to blog about, so little time.  What can I say… I have been thoroughly enjoying my month-long (and sadly, almost over) stay in Oahu, Hawaii.  There’s so much I want to share with you, but every day has been filled with activity and adventures leaving little time for blogging.  So, before I…

Hello Hawaii!

    Hello, Hawaii!  It’s so good to see you again.   You are one of my favorite places in the world.  I adore your people (some of the friendliest I have ever met), your beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise ocean; I love your gentle breezes that caress me, and your balmy weather that is…

Honey Kist Nectarine and Vanilla Cream Tart

I love this time of year.  The farmers’ markets are just bursting with gorgeous, delectable fruit and vegetables.  Cherries, blueberries, melons, corn (man… I love me some corn on the cob slathered in butter), apricots, plums and pluots, blackberries, and nectarines.  It’s also a blast to take my little guy (currently 10 months old) with…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sampler

I think it’s really important to recognize people for all they do for you and others, making life so much easier because they are around. This particular post is dedicated to such a person.  I don’t know if I would understand half of my degree requirements, or other logistics of my program, were it not…

Chocolate Cream Pie in a Cocoa Almond Crust

  It was a baking kind of a weekend.  First up, I made some vanilla on vanilla “Hello Kitty” cupcakes for a special birthday girl that was turning 3-years old.  Happy Birthday my Nomi!  Her mom had been craving a chocolate cream pie.  Since I believe that us moms are also somewhat celebrating our kid’s…

Joy’s Trail Mix Cookies

    These cookies are my latest addiction.  They come from one of my favorite bloggers, Joy the Baker‘s recently released cookbook.

Celebrating Life, Mourning Loss, and Strawberries and Cream Chiffon Cake

  It’s been an intense week.  As I discussed in a previous post, for students on a semester system, May is crunch time.  It usually involves pulling all nighters, even bringing pillows to the library, and doing our best to survive finals’ week.  This stressful time is then followed by relief to be done, and for…

Banana Bean and Chocolate Chip Bread

  It’s been a while since I last posted something.  I just came off a major writing stint.  To be honest, that’s going to happen every year around this time (May), and again in December.  I’m on a semester system, and as many students can attest, it’s crunch time during May.  It is also a…

Better Than Pumpkin Pie & Happy Boy Farms

  I do realize that we are way past the winter holidays and headed into glorious spring and all the beautiful bounty that it brings; except, there’s not yet much spring fruit at the farmers’ market besides newly emerging, and not quite summer sweet, strawberries with white shoulders.  There are still a ton of citrus…