Tag Archives: Homemade

Glamping S’Mores

17 May

I used to camp a lot when I was younger. My family would take our 4 Runner out into no man’s land and pitch a tent. It would be strikingly hot during the day and freezing cold at night, there was no running water and sometimes there was a vault toilet, if I was lucky. I loved it though, and I learned a lot about nature, hiking and general woodsiness. We would hike during the day, cook over the fire and tell scary ghost stories at night. The campground we used was a nature sanctuary too, so there was no shortage of wild animal sighting.

Recently, feeling nostalgic, I went on a camping trip with my fiance and a mutual friend. We brought sleeping bags because who needs cots, right? Apparently, I’ve become accustomed to sleeping on cushy mattresses and now, yea, I need a cot. My next camping trip will be a glamping trip. Have you heard of glamping? It’s camping for those of us who may have become accustomed to a certain lifestyle.

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Sunday Brunch | Peach Pie

16 May

Okay, so this is a little late, but I’ve been so busy with my photography. However, I’m back now!

Sunday brunch always needs something sweet – whether it be the beverages or the desserts – it’s just not complete without a little something sugary. I love anything that involves peaches – cobbler, ice cream (to-die-for), fruit and of course pie. Before I started my quest of healthier eating and eradicating preservatives from my life, my peaches came from a can. They were orange. Imagine my surprise when I cut into this pie and those peaches were pink and yellow! They were gorgeous, flavorful and fresh – real peaches are not that scary orange color. Who would have thought it?

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Sunday Brunch | Citrus Juice

7 May

I couldn’t decide on the name of this juice. It’s not quite orange juice, yet not lemonade by a long shot. I figured citrus was a pretty safe bet since “lemorange” and “oran-a-nade” don’t exactly fall off the tongue nicely.

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Biscuit Donuts

2 May

I’ve had a recent obsession with donuts lately. I blame it on my other obsession with trying to travel to Portland, OR. The other day the Travel Channel was featuring Portland, so of course I had to watch. They have the most amazing little place there – VooDoo Donuts.

Now, I come from a town where something like VooDoo donuts would be chased out by a good hand full ย of the town’s people with a torch and pitchfork. These donuts definitely caught my attention and I instantly wanted to make them. I’ve never made donuts before, so I also wanted to try something simple. Biscuit donuts were my answer.

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Sunday Brunch | Caramel Cinnamon French Toast Bake

30 Apr

If French Toast met Cinnamon Rolls and they fell in love and had a child – it would be this. It’s basically a breakfast bread pudding, but this could probably be served for a dessert too, and no one would hold it against you.

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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

27 Apr

I have a soft spot for cupcakes. I also have a soft spot for snickerdoodles, so when I saw these beauties on Pinterestย – I knew I had to try them. When I was little, my nan used to make the best snickerdoodles – ever. Mine never turn out quite the same and I highly doubt they ever will. But food always tastes better when someone else made it, right?

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Homemade Pop Tarts with Vanilla Bean Glaze

24 Apr

These really shouldn’t be in the same class as the well-known go to breakfast cardboard. These are rich and filling, and although not necessarily healthy – the ingredient list is short and I can even read it without having to sound out some of the ingredient names.

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