My daughter is home for the summer from College..WHOOP! As we are trying to eat better and cook at home, we have discovered many recipes from other bloggers, TV personalities and our own recipes here at home.
We found this delightful recipe and it looked like the perfect summer dish. Here is the recipe…give it a try and let me know what you think! Cilantro Lime Avocado Chicken
I posted some the of breakfast foods I made this week and some I have enjoyed over the last couple months. I just think that breakfast is good any time of the day.
Sarabeth’s Breakfast Cookbook
(a lovely little gift from my sisters)
Oatmeal, blueberries, strawberries and walnuts.
Fried Egg and Avocado
Greek Yogurt, Flax Seed, Granola and Berries.
Cronuts in Central Park
Jacob’s Pickle NYC
Fried Eggs and Biscuits
Chai Tea Latte in subway
I am thankful for my family. What a gift from God.
I am thankful for friends joining us around the table for Thanksgiving
I am thankful for Pecan Pie and Rosemary Cornbread and friends who give me great recipes!
I am thankful for finding wonderful bloggers who share their favorite recipes. I love these cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Delicious!
These little cupcakes went all over New York with me and my sisters. I carried them in my purse, in a souvenir bag, asked my sister to hold and even dropped some a few times, all for the sake of an iconic photo op.
PUMPKIN with CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
The Food Hall in The Plaza
COCONUT and VANILLA CUPCAKE
from Citarella Gourmet Market in West Village
(fire escape at 39 Christopher St)
HAZELNUT with VANILLA BUTTERCREAM
from One-Girl Cookie Bakery
(DUMBO-love the Manhattan Bridge)
if you look close you can see Empire State Building in between
PURE VANILLA CUPCAKE
from Sweet Revenge in West Village
(one of my faves…and I dropped it right before I took this pic)
LEMON CUPCAKE with LEMON ICING
Citarella Gourmet Market in West Village
(Washington Square Park)
Sweet Revenge in West Village
(lovely open window view)
These are just a few of my favorite cupcakes and bakeries!
When in New York, give one a try.
I could spend every day in this wonderful place called Central Park.
If I can ever get up the courage, I would like to spend one or two days alone in New York. I would love to go the park each day and read, eat a cupcake, sit and listen to that young girl playing her cello or the old man playing his guitar to “Imagine” and just enjoy my surroundings.
This year I had to wait for my sisters for a few hours, so I did at least get to walk around, find a great bench and read for a little while alone. Not to adventurous, but one step at a time! Not a bad view at all!
I did find a few cupcakes along the way each day. I love trying new bakeries as well as returning to my tried and true favorites!
APPLE SPICE CUPCAKE
from The Food Hall in the Plaza
I love the fall. It is a time for baking, sweaters, fires and cooler weather. Even though I don’t get to experience the cooler weather here in Texas, I still put on a big comfy sweater as soon as October arrives.
I love these molasses cookies. The perfect hint of spices that remind me of fall. Click here for recipe for Molasses Cookies. It would not be Fall without a pumpkin muffin! These are my favorite! Click here for recipe for pumpkin muffins.
I love when my sister brings me special Halloween treats she knows I will love. How cute are these cupcake toppers?
….My friend also brought over Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter! I feel loved!
What do you do when a sweet friend, who happens to be expecting a baby in August, asks for something made with lemons? You find a lemon loaf recipe of course! I love this sweet treat and I think you will also! Give it a try. You can find recipe here.
This was delicious!