The kids are on summer break right now, which means our mornings are a lot less hectic than usual. No more dragging them out of bed to get ready, then rushing to finish breakfast so they can make it to school on time. You feel like waking up after 8 o'clock? No problem! You can even stay in your pajamas till noon because Mommy will still be in her pajamas too! Hey, we're on vacation time :-)
Can I just take a deep breath and...whoooooooooo! It's finally done. We just finished renovating and it feels w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l.
Late last year, Hubby and I decided that we were ready to update our kitchen. It was something I always wished for since we moved into our house, but we had to put it off until we had the money and the time to do it. So after spending lots of time researching for materials and figuring out the cost and timeline, we decided to go for it.
Over the years, I've slowly come to realize that when it comes to making holiday treats, I need to simplify things. As much as I'd love to make all my favorite desserts for everyone, it's physically impossible for me to do it. I've tried!Oh boy, have I tried! And it was not pretty. All those late nights baking all sorts of cookies and making two or three or four different candies. Not sleeping! It was crazy! And I was crazy for putting myself through it!
There's just something magical about the smell of cinnamon. Whether you're baking a pie or a batch of cookies, this sweet and spicy scent will find its way into every corner of the house and beckon you to follow its trail back into the kitchen. To me, it's the quintessential scent of the holidays. And these warm and cozy cinnamon rolls will definitely bring some holiday cheer into your home.
Halloween is just a week away and my kids are super excited to go trick-or-treating with their friends. We've got our costumes picked out and our treat bags ready. And we got our pumpkins! But this year, we've done something special to them. We've painted them teal :-)
As much as I love being creative in the kitchen, sometimes trying to figure out how to make a recipe allergy-friendly can drive me downright crazy. I try my best to make desserts taste just like the "normal" ones, but when a test recipe doesn't quite meet my expectations, I become almost obsessed with getting it right. It practically consumes me. Sometimes it even keeps me up at night. I sit in bed thinking of what I could've done differently or what other ingredients I could've used. It's kinda annoying really.