5 on 5 november

November was full of wonderful moments.   I shot my first wedding.  I love these two love birds being totally themselves.   This little dude was too cool.  I started watching this little guy.  He is so freaking adorable I can’t handle it.   We have been super busy this month with family shoots. I…

sammy’s peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies

These cookies are so easy, they could be in a “your mama” joke.   They are the first cookies I usually teach the children to make.  They only have four ingredients, three if you leave out the chocolate chips. My youngest daughter, Sammy, loves them… and so do I. You will only need 1 egg1…

Joy’s Super Easy Chili

Joy, my bonus mom, makes the best darn chili.  About twenty years ago, she gave the recipe to me and now among my friends, it is my chili.  It is so super easy, I wondered if I should even post it here. But after a very scientific facebook poll, I thought otherwise.    So, here…

Cristin’s Birthday Cake

My girlfriends and I celebrated Cristin’s birthday in July. We had so much fun planning each part of the day. We all wanted her to feel special and loved. The one thing that was a little terrifying to take on was the cake. You see, my friend Cristin isn’t a normal baker. She is one…

Jambalaya

I almost didn’t post my chili recipe because it is so simple to make.  However, I did get a large response about how easy it was… so I thought I would give you another simple and very cheap recipe.  This is my jambalaya recipe.  I am sure it isn’t close to anything made in New…

tears in my meatballs

I was all set to do a blog post on how to make my Grandmother’s meatballs.  I had asked her if I could share the recipe on my blog, something that she didn’t completely understand, and she said, “Oh ya, sure.”  Really, I have been working on it for some time.  You see, when she…