Posted in April 2012

Cakes + Cake Toppers!

Cakes + Cake Toppers!

As mentioned in my Friday Funs last week, Lena’s graduation was Friday. Per her request, I made her a lemon cake — the same recipe I use for lemon cupcakes! Although it was a bit lopsided, it still tasted good, and it even got the seal of approval from her New Jersey and Seattle family … Continue reading

Saturday Night Delight.

Saturday Night Delight.

This was the first Saturday in I’m not even sure how long that Max and I had absolutely NO plans! And instead of making plans that day like I usually do, I stuck by my leisure day, got some awesome groceries from Gateway, biked to Trader Joe’s for some wine, and prepared a delicious meal. … Continue reading

Friday Funs

Ladies and gentleman, Friday is here! Of course it would be gorgeous weather the last three days and chilly and windy today…but who cares, it’s Friday! Here are my top 5 faves from the week, in no particular order: Cheese Shop lunch date! Metta and I are going to The Cheese Shop of Des Moines for … Continue reading

Tilapia: The Other White Fish

Tilapia: The Other White Fish

Tilapia is a very versatile fish. It has such a mild flavor that it goes with just about anything. Well, we had a bunch of random leftovers from Sunday night’s dinner, so we decided to serve some of the items with tilapia. I went for a slightly sweet spin on the white fish, and finished … Continue reading

Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza

There are few things I love more than pizza. When I know I’m having pizza for dinner, a little internal happy dance goes on in my mind throughout the day just thinking about it. Well, last night was no exception. We decided to do a classic margherita pizza, adding a thin layer of pesto to … Continue reading

Rasta Pasta, Mon.

Rasta Pasta, Mon.

I am SO excited for our trip to Jamaica. Yes, it’s almost a year away, but it gives me something to look forward to when the weather begins to get cold again (sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it will get cold again 😦 ). Plus, I’ll be able to perfect my … Continue reading

Salmon Sammy

Salmon Sammy

Lox: salmon that has been cured in brine and sometimes smoked.  I figured I’d do a quick definition for those of you (you know who you are ;)) who don’t know what lox is so you have an idea what I’m talking about when I describe this delectable sandwich. I love lox. I’ve grown up on … Continue reading

Summer Fun in Des Moines!

Summer Fun in Des Moines!

I am SO excited for summer! And with the nice weather lately, I’m getting antsy for it to be here! Although fall is my favorite season, summer comes in a close second, mainly because July is my birthday month (and we all know I love a good birthday!). With summer rapidly approaching, I’ve seen so … Continue reading

A Craving for Brussels Sprouts

A Craving for Brussels Sprouts

I don’t know what my deal is but I have been CUH-raving Brussels sprouts lately. Maybe it was the article I read about them being one of the healthiest vegetables that peaked my interest…or maybe they just sounded good. Whatever the case, I got some from Trader Joe’s the other night and decided to make … Continue reading

Spring Soup!

Spring Soup!

Due to the fact that Max recently had his wisdom teeth out, our two-person household has been on a soft-food diet. Unfortunately his surgery went a bit rougher than mine and he ended up with a bruised mouth and a black eye (I swear I don’t beat up on him!). In my grocery store quest … Continue reading