Strawberry Vanilla Oat Bars

I had a friend bring me a whole bucket of strawberries from a local strawberry farm. Wasn’t that nice? I was so excited!! When I looked at all those strawberries, I saw opportunity to develop recipes! ¬†After we ate a ton of them, I thought about what I could make. The first thing I made was a double batch of strawberry cinnamon rolls. I couple … Continue reading Strawberry Vanilla Oat Bars

Vanilla Donuts with Raspberry Glaze

I made some pretty amazing donuts for National Donut day, but more than that I made some amazing memories! Some moments in our lives really count, you know the ones that make you feel like, wow, I did good….like, hey, I did the right thing here- yes those kind. I woke up on Friday and realized it was National Donut Day. I was already having … Continue reading Vanilla Donuts with Raspberry Glaze

Marinated Portobello Burgers

I’m a long time lover of mushrooms. When I was a kid my dad would make them occasionally. He would pop the tops off, fill them with butter, garlic, and spices, and bake them. They were pretty darn good! ¬†Then, across the U.S. in California, my stepdad would search for mushrooms in the woods behind his home, and cook them down into a delicious stew … Continue reading Marinated Portobello Burgers

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Being a mother comes with its challenges. Everyone knows I love being a mom, and love my kids…..but some days are….well….more than challenging. I felt like a super star mom with my first. I did everything right by the book. I had patience for tantrums, understanding for feelings, compassion for booboos. I disciplined just the right amount, and I was consistent. I taught her sign … Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Pie