May 2014

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chocolate peanut butter and nut globs

chocolate peanut butter and nut globs

I know that I’ve never been a proponent of nuts and chocolate together.  I’ve always said that the nuts just take up space where chocolate could be.  But to be honest, nuts were never really my thing.  I just didn’t like them.  Every year my mom tried to convince my brother and me that we … more

a chattanooga, tennessee morning

a chattanooga, tennessee morning

Just a few pictures for you from our weekend. There is so much to do in Chattanooga, but this weekend, when we were at Lookout Mountain for my dad and Gerrit to do some hang gliding, we just spent a morning there.  We poked into the little shops in the North Shore district, walked along … more

chocolate cake with swiss chocolate buttercream

chocolate cake with swiss chocolate buttercream

Two weekends ago I had the best weekend.  I went to spend the night with my mom because my dad was out of town, which is like a mini vacation that I definitely don’t take often enough.  We went shopping for baby clothes and spent Saturday morning talking on the back porch and then browsing … more

buttermilk roasted chicken

buttermilk roasted chicken

I made THE best cake this past weekend.  Well, at least one of the best (but I suppose that’s debatable because I think my entire family would argue that chocolate stout cake is actually the best cake).  And I’m not ready to share it yet (let’s be honest, typing up that citrus bread recipe kind … more

citrus pull-apart bread (+ weekend baking thoughts)

citrus pull-apart bread (+ weekend baking thoughts)

I haven’t really read a lot of parenting books.  Part of this is because I really don’t want to get into the wars of different opinions about feeding and sleeping and attachment, etc. etc.; part of this is because I studied child development in college; and part of this is because gosh there are so … more