Baking, Thinking and Praying for January 28th, 2015 In which I wander down a rabbit trail of broken jewelry and fabulousness… Baking cupcakes because I want to eat them. Praying ALL FOR YOU! Would love to know what you are Baking, Thinking & Praying! ...more

chocolate beer cake (adult cake)

I set off to make the perfect Superbowl Sunday Cake. While I have no intention of even watching the Super Bowl, you know I will embrace any excuse to make a cake. Here is the God’s honest truth: This cake tasted way too much like beer for me ....more


Baking, Thinking & Praying for Monday, January 26th 2015 I didn’t brush my hair. Or put on makeup. Or a nice shirt ....more

Cheesy Skillet Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Baked Bread

Sometimes a recipe comes along that calls out to me. “Amanda, make me. You NEED me ....more

who is my tribe?

When I am passionate about something I go after it with everything in me. ...more

homemade brownies with peanut butter butterscotch ganache

My obsession with peanut butter & butterscotch has been well documented. It’s like the dream team to me. ...more


Baking, Thinking & Praying for Thursday, January 22, 2015 Baking CAKE! ...more

skinny chocolate raspberry cake

I will only eat a skinny cake if it tastes like it is a fat cake. Because if I am eating cake, I want a good cake. ...more


Baking, Thinking & Praying for Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Ignore (or try to) the weird hair sticking out of my ear. ...more

peanut butter brownie caramelitas

Not really sure I can call these carmelita’s, but if not I am hoping the carmelita police is busy pursuing other more serious offenders. I kinda love the name ‘brownie carmelita’ and want to keep it so please don’t tell me if it is completely being used out of context. But you can see why right? ...more