No Bake Strawberry Cream Pie |

Mini No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pies

Aren't these mini pie pans so cute?!? They were a gift from Grandma Vi and although she is technically not my grandma, I love her like one anyway. She sent them to me over a month ago and I know it's a shame I haven't used them until now but it's just because I couldn't decide what kind of pies to bake! I've been wanting to make apple pie with a crumb topping and then eat it piping hot with a … [Read More...]

Long Distance Baking

Liebster Award + New ‘About Us’

We were very excited and honored when Liz from Floating Kitchen nominated us for a Liebster Award! A Liebster Award is passed from one blogger to another, typically those who are "newer" bloggers, and it is a way for us to get to know each other and for our readers to get to know us. It's kind of a "tag, you're it!" kind of thing. We tell you a little about ourselves, answer the questions from … [Read More...]

Banana Cream Pie |

Frozen Banana Cream Pie

Guys, I finally made banana cream pie! When I lived in LA, my friends and I would sometimes go to this whole in wall pie place called The Apple Pan. It's a tiny old-fashioned burger joint with only one giant U-shaped bar for seating and they are known for their pie. Their apple pie is delicious (although I'm still partial to apple pie from Apple Hill but that could be for sentimental reasons) but … [Read More...]

Strawberry Freezer Jam |

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Making jam sounds like a very labor intensive and scary process, better left to Laura Ingalls Wilder and cute little old I right? WRONG! At least for freezer jam. It is so amazingly easy!! No more making excuses. You need to make … [Read More...]


Hometown Gems: Elk Grove, California

Happy Monday! Today I am going to take you on a tour of my hometown: Elk Grove, California! Steph and I were approached by this awesome company called RelayRides to highlight the gems in our hometowns. RelayRides is a ride share program. So if you … [Read More...]

Hometown Hidden Gems: Boise, Idaho |

Hometown Gems: Boise, Idaho

Just a quick question here: how many of you can find Idaho on a map? (And no, Idaho is not Iowa. And yes, people have asked me that). Kelly and I love to travel and share our vacations with you all, but over the next few days we're going to share … [Read More...]


Buckwheat Biscuits

Guys, I debated whether or not to post this. I mean, nobody wants to highlight a failure or showcase a bad idea. But in the spirit of blog transparency and to show that just because you have a baking blog doesn't mean you always get the recipe right, … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie |

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

I love breakfast just as much as the next person, maybe even more. Give me some eggs, toast and hash browns and I'm good to go. And there has to be hash browns. I really don't love cooking breakfast though, especially not for just one person. It … [Read More...]


Chocolate Caramel Peanut Clusters

Happy 4th of July!! I often wonder when reading about the American Revolution and the early years of our country (I do this fairly often), what our Founding Fathers would think of America today. Do you think that too or am I just nerding out on … [Read More...]