Nothing makes you appreciate organization more than total chaos. We’ve been in our new home almost three weeks now and working like mad to do some renovations before the two of us head back to work for the upcoming school year. The new place has great bones, character, and mood-lifting light, but there are elements throughout that look like someone threw a party in the mid-90s and forgot to clean up. So, things remain in boxes, shifted this way and that, to make room for the work that needs to be done….
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Spending lazy Saturday mornings together are not something that happen for us often. From August through February I coach, and most Saturdays I am out the door early and home late in the afternoon. Last weekend, though, was totally wide open. After seeking out one of our favorite breakfast spots, Heath and I found ourselves wondering through the West Bottoms of Kansas City. One of the oldest areas of the city and former industrial hub and stockyard exchange, the warehouses that have sat empty there for so many years have now been transformed into an antique and vintage mecca….
Back when I first went gluten-free, when it came time for a salty snack, I clung to corn tortilla chips as if they were the only good thing left in what felt like a big list of NO’s. As I soon learned, there was still a whole wide world full of good and good for me food that was not claimed by the monster formerly known as gluten.
In the last week, I’ve found myself checking the date on more than one occasion. Kansas City summers are known to be hot and humid, sometimes oppressively so, but the month of June traditionally eases us into it. What a week ago was called a “heat wave,” I am starting to fear may be here to stay. It’s hot, you guys.
In all attempts to avoid the oven, these no bake apricot almond granola bars may be my new favorite snack. In addition to the chopped almonds and apricots, the bars are packed with whole grain puffed millet, flaxseeds, and unsweetened coconut.
I can usually find puffed millet in the health section of our local grocery store, but it can also be found online. Puffed quinoa would be an easy swap for the millet as well….
There is something extremely satisfying about stirring up a bowl of cake batter, pouring it into the pan, and then not-so-perfectly frosting it in a back and forth swoop-y fashion. Simple, no frills, and utterly delicious. And when things get frenetically busy, as they seem to every May, having an easy chocolate cake recipe in the arsenal seems of the most high importance.
This last weekend my husband graduated with his second Masters degree. Amidst the graduation and other planned events, I wanted to make him a special treat that he would like to eat. If you’ve followed the blog long enough, you may recall that my husband is not into sweets of any kind, (very unfortunate, I know) except for simple chocolate cake and the occasional chocolate chip cookie….
I had another recipe I was going to bring you today but after making this cake last weekend, I switched gears. I didn’t make this cake for any particular reason other than I really wanted cake. I wanted chocolate, wanted pumpkin. I wanted cake. What else are you going to do?…