We are officially in the high-speed wedding countdown. Nineteen days to go.
Thankfully, I am super calm and have been this whole time. I am detailed, but not stressing the details. It’s all happening as it should and honestly, I am just nervous-cited about the whole thing. I am grateful to be calm.
I am grateful for our very dear friends. Over the weekend we had a party in our honor, a sort of engagement – shower celebration for both Jason and I, and all of our friends and family. My friend (and maid-man of honor) Johnny completely outdid himself, hosting a fun day with so much amazing food. I will have to share those photos in a separate post – everything was so very good.
So many friends and family were there to celebrate with us, which is just my favorite thing. I brought my karaoke machine, which is always a great time.
We are blessed with many good friends, and we cannot wait to celebrate with more in a few weeks. My heart is happy.
I was never really a bacon fan, but one thing I used to love was a crisp cool salad with that warm smoky dressing. The one that uses bacon.
This is my version of that salad, using [click to continue…]
I woke up this morning and made a cheesecake. Then I had a piece for breakfast.
I haven’t made a cheesecake in a while. This one is a birthday cake.
Happy Birthday, Dad.
Since Dad grew up in Hawaii and loved all things tropical, I made this for him. Today I will [click to continue…]
We are smack dab in the middle of summertime parties, barbecues, get togethers of all kinds.
Dessert is always included.
Summertime desserts to me are cool, like ice cream or cheesecake. They include fresh seasonal fruit, like a cherry galette or spiked popsicles.
Or a continual favorite on the blog – Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Cookies:
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I made cocktails again.
Jason and I both have been taking turns playing bartender lately. His are tequila based, with all kinds of citrus flavors. Mine? Savor all the fresh fruity flavors of [click to continue…]
Today I am kicking off the cookbook tour of one of my favorite bloggers, Cara Reed of Fork and Beans! I was so very honored to review her new book, Decadent Gluten Free Vegan Baking – I have been giddy excited for her as she worked on it.
I am also giving away a copy to one lucky reader – read on for details.
Cara and I have been friends for a while – I am drawn to her incredibly creative interpretations of [click to continue…]
We found out recently that Basil has cancer.
I know. I cannot even talk about it.
Last week, I told Jason that when the time comes, I do not want Sweet Basil to leave us in the environment of a cold sterile vet office. I do not want Basil’s final moments to be filled with the anxious fear he has every time we go to the vet.
I said I would [click to continue…]
I have a Goose Lamp.
Two of them, actually. One is named Mayonnaise.
My friend Michelle named Mayonnaise years ago. An ironic name, as back then I really did not care for mayo in any form. Since going vegan, mayonnaise does not wig me out as it used to. It’s simply an oil-based condiment now – rather than something made with eggs – another thing I didn’t care to eat.
Mayonnaise. Even though the only kind of mayo I use is plant based, I still sometimes have that same feeling about it, that it’s a no-no for picnic in the sunshine foods. So in [click to continue…]