Strawberry-Lemon Cheese Danish & Learning About Food Security Hawaii

Yesterday, I was supposed to be in California. San Diego, specifically. Celebrating my 15-year college reunion with my best friends. Spoiler alert: I wasn't there. I was home, struggling through bouts of FOMO and grief, as I prayed about how to combat my sadness over having to cancel that big trip, a girls weekend I… Continue reading Strawberry-Lemon Cheese Danish & Learning About Food Security Hawaii

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake

I'm bookending the week with baking. Simple, moist two-layer chocolate cake with a sandwiched filling of dark chocolate ganache and homemade salted caramel, all held together by whipped chocolate buttercream. There's something very comforting to me about baking a cake and setting it on a cake stand. Maybe it's my childhood memories of watching the… Continue reading Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake

Valentine’s Day 2022

Ok guys, I've been pretty sick the past two weeks. First the flu then a sinus infection that now requires antibiotics. Mostly, I've been in bed fighting congestion and fatigue as Ken helps me caretake our three littles who were also sick off and on last week. It's been rough. Lots of tears and snotty… Continue reading Valentine’s Day 2022

Edible Flower Cake

Snapdragons, Marigolds, Egyptian Star, Bachelor's Button, Basil Blossom, Sweet William + a few other edible delights tucked into soft pockets of lemony buttercream atop my newest bake: a lemon-yogurt flower cake I made with my sweet kiddos in celebration of summer! I've always wanted to decorate a cake like this - full of edible florals… Continue reading Edible Flower Cake

Father’s Day 2021

Hot gravy smeared over fresh biscuits, baked eggs, breakfast potatoes, lemony kale salad + crisp fruit slices. Plates full, table full. It was a delight hosting breakfast in our new garden area with my husband and kids, my Dad, my sister and her husband. Together for Father's Day. What a treat! I'm so grateful for… Continue reading Father’s Day 2021