October 9, 2009

Butternut Squash Curry

just like martha!

Another recipe down from the floor pile!  It’s the bottom middle picture. That means I have just a few left.  Unfortunately, I am not going to be able to make the fried green tomatoes.  I closed up shop in the garden and we have no more tomatoes to pillage. Next year!

tonight's dinner: butternut squash curry


October 8, 2009

Tuscan Ribollita

“How good does a pot of this soup on the stove on a chilly, soccer-packed fall Saturday sound?”–Cookie Magazine

My answer is: “Sounds pretty effin good if you take the soccer-packed Saturday out.”


October 7, 2009

Apple Cake

i cheated and took a piece out

I volunteered to bring dessert to our weekly Girl’s Night tonight.  Last night I was furiously searching the internet for “apple dessert recipes.”

Fortunately Deb at Smitten Kitchen seduced me with her pictures of her Mom’s Apple Cake.

I knew I had to make it!


October 5, 2009

Delicata Squash Kale & Cannellini Beans

Another recipe knocked down from my ripped out recipe fall collection!

All I have to say is that this is a whole bowl full of yum. What a great lunch!


The texture of the wilted kale is perfect with the softness of the delicata squash and beans.

I also love the sweet & sourness of the balsamic dressing.  It is the main reason why this salad is amazing.


October 4, 2009

Thank you for the birthday wishes!!!

We had a small birthday celebration for Cooper this weekend.

It was primary color & circle themed!

party table

I had a bunch of candy on the table for the adults- The little meringues from Trader Joe’s were a hit!


October 2, 2009

Happy Birthday, Cooper!

happy birthday coop!

Dear Cooper,

A year ago you arrived! At lunch time! Thank god I was granted a fast labor, because I swear- If I had to go more than 10 hours without eating, I would have seriously lost it!!!

Through you, I have learned that the quickest year my life, was the first year of yours. Seriously- where did the time go? How did those edible toes of yours ever fit into those teeny newborn socks?  Now you barely wear socks because you pull them off to aid your need for mobility. Silly kid!  I can’t believe you are already walking…..

You are the most delightful child! Everyone who meets you, tells me how lucky I am to have such a happy baby. It’s true… I am. I am so blessed to have you. You’ve brought so much joy into our lives, I don’t even know where to begin!

There have been ups and downs throughout this past year, and I don’t know how I would have been able to make it through if it wasn’t for you!  I can’t get enough of your scrunchy face smiles & those giggles of yours- and OMG those little teeth! How fast they cut through a loaf of bread!  It’s adorable, yet frightening to witness you chomp through a bar of soap!  Why must you do that? Don’t you realize how gross it tastes?

Thank you for being a good boy! Thank you for making me laugh and to help remember that life is about learning new things- constantly!  I had no idea how wonderful it is to squeeze and kiss such soft baby cheeks until I met you.  You are my ray of sunshine, and you make me proud.

Love Always,

Your Momma

p.s- I am making some cupcakes while you take your nap.  I hope you love them!

p.p.s- look at you! A few hours old!  You are a big boy now!

September 27, 2009

get me a bloody mary, STAT

the last round

to be devoured

Today’s the day after the BlogHer Meetup and I’m exhausted!  I have soo many wonderful things to report but currently my brain is mush.  Too many spirits mixed with an abundance of laughter, sensory overload,  amazing talent & inspiration…I don’t think I can process it all!

I have a lot of new ideas/goals/projects twirling in my head and I’m super stoked about that.

Thank you to the ladies who made the day special!  Marcelo done hooked us up!

Oh! And in other news, I am finally on twitter!

Now let’s have some fun!