So, today makes it one day past my due date. I've been doing good with the anticipation, but that is soon wearing thin. Let's get this baby out! The one nice thing about going late is I've had more time with my extra energy to get more things done. I'm known around my house as "Stuff Done Smyczek" ... there's always stuff I need to do.
If you guys haven't realized it already, I am a sucker for sweets! I have such a sweet tooth, so I am always trying to find healthier version of almost everything! When I came across these chocolate chip cookies and learned that they were butter free, no white sugar added I was all in! These are made with coconut oil instead of butter, and are crazy delicious! ...more
I have had a lot of zucchini lately which is never a problem. However, I have also had a ton of kale! I decided to add the two together and instead of making normal zucchini browning, I would try take out some of the zucchini and fill add some kale too. I'm not going to lie, I was a little nervous about this venture but excited at the same time.
I adore the little plaque cookies they are extremely versatile, and what better cake decorating technique than tone on tone brush embroidery? The finished design is elegantly suitable for hanging (except that it is edible). The plaque cookies are show stopping gift, bridal shower, wedding favor, graduation, or just the perfect cookie to say thank you....more
A soft, chocolaty crackle cookie, packed full of melty M&M candies.We drove down to North Carolina for a day trip this past weekend. I was finally able to see the majority of my family!My lovely grandma was kind enough to let us use her house for the gathering. She’s a brave soul. When my family gets together we become one giant herd of rowdy animals. It’s madness!...more
We’re having a bit of a cool spell so I thought I’d bake a batch of brownies before the heat arrives again. Brownies are a perfect stand alone dessert, but from time to time I refuse to leave well enough alone. These brownies are from a box (don’t throw tomatoes at me please) but they received the royal treatment....more
This morning my husband and I made breakfast together and sat on the back porch and drank coffee and ate our peaceful meal together.....okay maybe it wasn't as peaceful as he had hoped. We have officially reached that stage with our son where he is realizing he cannot control everything and cannot always have his way. Boy is this a challenge and really tests our patience from time to time. His biggest struggle right now is eating. He longs to play 24/hr a day without breaking to eat. It's odd, he really has no love for food....more
While I was up visiting my parents this past week, my mom (and I) made this DELICIOUS dessert. Well... my mom made it and I took pictures. I am not typically a fan of fruit with chocolate but this literally was AMAZING.She wanted to share this delicious recipe with me and I was so thankful she did. I couldn't stop eating it the second day. Mmmm it was good.Ingredients: ...more
Most of my family lives in the US and I have spent quite a few happy vacations there. I have many amazing US-based food memories, but one of my most wholesome ones is tightly linked to the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls....more