A Pumpkin Square Tradition

The autumn season means many things.  It’s a time to dress warmer, rake leaves, go pumpkin picking, prepare for Halloween and the Holidays, carve pumpkins, and so on.  Every year about a week before Halloween, I buy some canned pumpkin and cream cheese and prepare my first batch of homemade Pumpkin Squares for my family,…

An Edible Arrangements Smoothie!

Last week, I celebrated my 24th birthday with these munchkins all day: After a bike to and from the playground, we came home to this pleasant surprise on our doorstep! …   It was from my boyfriend who sent his love from the office. 🙂 My nephews and I enjoyed the fresh and chilled fruit…

Car Camping in Bodega Bay

Living in Northern California means access to the infinite destinations for outdoor recreation.  My family, boyfriend, and I were fortunate enough to share an overnight car camping experience a few weeks ago at Bodega Bay in Sonoma County.  My brother, a camping veteran, advised my boyfriend and I on some supplies and clothing we might…

Good Morning Treats: Banana Nut Muffins

Muffins… a deadly sugar and butter combo disguised as an acceptable “breakfast” item.  Whatever, we’re American, and — how does the phrase go?  Everything in moderation, right?  The high butter content and high sugar content mixed with real bananas make for a scrumptious marriage.  Next time you want to present a special someone with baked…