Ellie & Lyla’s Birth Story

I am so happy to announce that Ellie Renee and Lyla Marie are here! They surprised us by coming 3 days early — on August 15th, 2014! I was scheduled for a c-section for Monday, August 18th at 7:30 am (which would have put me at 37 weeks and 2 days) ....more

Peach Barbecue Sauce

This is my last post before the twins come. Whoa. When I started this blog back in 2008, Jorge and I had just gotten married ....more

Apple, Cheddar & Turkey Panini

Tart green apples and sharp cheddar are meant to go together. It’s one of my favorite snacks! With the twins showing up any day now, Jorge and I have been struggling to find more quick and easy lunches that don’t come out of the freezer ....more

Thai Iced Tea

Jorge took me on one of our very early dates to a Thai restaurant. It was my first time ever having Thai food and I had zero clue what anything was....more

No Bake Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes

Happy National Cheesecake Day! Oh, and Happy Birthday to Jorge! Funny how those two wonderful events coincide every year ....more

Final Pregnancy Update!

I can’t believe it, but we are finally here! We have a little over 2 weeks left to go, if Ellie & Lyla...more

The Best Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

I don’t call things “The Best” all that often, but when I do…I mean it. I have had a love affair with Peanut Butter Cookies for a very, very long time. In fact, I have over 7 Peanut Butter Cookie recipes already on this blog! ...more

Thoughts too long for Twitter.

1. Jorge and I spent all day Sunday relaxing. We slept in, I made hoecakes for the 50th time, and we watched a fair amount of television ....more

Apple Pie Cookies

I guess it’s time to confess. I am an ugly pie maker. Don’t get me wrong, my pies taste amazing ....more

Watermelon Salsa

55 days until these ladies are here (if they don’t decide to come sooner on their own) and the countdown is officially ON. Some people turn into glorious pregnant people…I have turned into a pregnant monster these last few weeks. I can’t sleep ....more