i have found a lot of joy in cooking these days, when time provides itself, in our new home. saying this though, it wasn’t until a friend of mine recommended i checked out something similar to Delhi Baker’s Club that i then became interested properly in cooking. there’s so much you can make that you’ll never get bored.
there is something about cooking that makes a house a home to me. it’s strange, but i never quite feel settled in each new home until i’ve made a few of our staple family meals. how about you? what makes you feel at home in a new place?

i also like dragging my kiddos into the kitchen with me.


*palis verdis eggs

October 3, 2011

we just made this as part of sela’s birthday brunch,
and i have to share the recipe, because it’s a delicious favorite!

this comes from the kitchen of my friend caryn,
she is oozing with good recipes!


10 eggs
1 lb shredded jack cheese
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups small curd cottage cheese
1 – 7 oz can mild green chilles
1/2 cup butter – melted
salt & pepper
cubed ham, if desired

bake @ 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

* this is a great low-carb recipe, i like that we can eat it as a family for at least two days with how much it makes…


coconut oil

June 2, 2011

i am jumping on this bandwagon really late.

but, very happy i finally made it!

do you know about all the health advantages that coconut oil offers? have you heard of coconut oil?
{here is one article to get you started… please read!}

i have at least a dozen friends who have been raving about coconut oil for some time now {many of my besties are serious health nuts} , and for some reason i just kept listening but not acting on their advice.

not smart. not smart at all.

i finally purchased some {and a book} a few weeks ago &



March 29, 2011

{muffin tin snacks via armelle, via ohdeedoh, via muffin tin mom}

last week, i spotted this idea on the www.,
and soon after surprised my younger three kids after school
with their first muffin tin meals/snacks.

you can see by my little mister’s response, they were a hit!

have you ever tried muffin tins for organizing snacks? or anything?

there’s so many ways to be creative with snack-time, what do you do???

i, personally, grab a diet tea & protein bar on the run,



March 21, 2011

i met alessandra during the alt. design summit in january.

she makes the most adorable pequenos. if you have a baby, go check it out. it makes me almost want to have another baby, just to bundle them up in one of her designs – they’re that cute!

recently, she also posted about eating radishes.


just plain radishes. and, my curiosity peaked.

i had only had radishes on salads, never alone.

so, we had to try it. i brought home four bundles of radishes, rinsed them,


happy cheesecake

August 9, 2010
here is the recipe i promised from here.

it’s from the kitchen of my adorable friend shauna kriser smith.
she and her husband own a few kneaders‘ here in utah,
which are great restaurants,
and she has a great collection of yummy recipes.


‘happy cheesecake ‘

nuts & oats crust:

3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
3/4 c. margarine, melted
3 c. oats
1 c. walnuts or pecans, finely chopped

heat oven to 350 degrees. combine sugar and margarine and blend until smooth.