Monday, August 26, 2013

Kale Waffles

Yes, it's true, we ate kale waffles for breakfast last week.  And let me tell you something, they were awesome!  Even Andrew loved them, which is saying something.  Thanks to my friend Shelley for sharing this wholesome and innovative recipe.  I also made a blueberry and peach compote to make the waffles a bit more special-- a.k.a-- we didn't have maple syrup or butter in the house.

The best part about this recipe is that you can freeze the waffles and put them in the toaster throughout the week for a quick breakfast.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Bundt Cakes Galore

Recently I went to an attic sale and purchased the cake pan shown above.  Now, I have an obsession with making bundt cakes.  Seriously, I have made three in a week and a half.  Yikes, I need help.

I have been using this chocolate bundt cake recipe from Joy the Baker.  If you have never looked at this blog, you certainly should.  The cake is delicious, but I did find one thing wrong with the recipe.  The first time I made it, the cake was way too dry.  The next time I added about 1/2 cup more of coffee and more chocolate chips and it was perfect.  

The third time I made this recipe (I know, embarrassing), I made a chocolate ganache to put on top.  It was decadent, but incredibly rich.  If you are a chocolate lover, I recommend, like Emeril would say "kicking it up a notch" with the ganache. 


There has been a new addition added to the family!  This sweet lovable pup, deemed Cash, joined our family a week ago.  He is some sort of Australian Shepard/Border Collie Mix, meaning he is extremely handsome.  Our house has exponentially been busier, but much more fun and active at the same time.  Boone is still adjusting...

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Here is a quick glimpse into our crazy lives the past two weeks... Basically all I have done besides work.

Super fast and delicious pasta recipe.

Mouth watering cookies- add chocolate chips!

The book I am currently reading.

Current series we are watching.

An alternative to alfredo.  Yes, more pasta.

Trying to think of an anniversary gift, year two.

And yes, already thinking about homemade Christmas gift ideas...

Newman Farms

We built a garden.  A raised bed to be exact.  Here is what we planted: Broccoli, radishes, spinach, carrots, and mixed lettuces.  It has only been a week, and we already have broccoli micro-greens!  If all goes well we should have some veggies for the picking by late fall.


Me oh my, it has been a long time since my last post!  To catch you up on our life, we were away from July 3 to basically July 21, traveling all around the Carolinas. Two weeks ago, I officially took over my new role at work, so I'm putting in a lot of hours at the office.  Last Monday Andrew started his first class. Between studying and work, we have not had much time for anything else.

Now back to our trip. We started down in Figured 8 island with Andrew's family, and then our dear friends from Memphis came to the beach to visit us for the week.  Once our stay at the beach was over we headed to Lake James to spend a few days in the NC mountains with my family.  After arriving home for a day, I headed to HHI to spend the weekend with friends from Clemson.  It was a busy yet restful few weeks, but we are glad to finally get back into the routine of life. Here are a few pictures from our trip....