Friday, August 28, 2009

Give Me Your Best Shot #13 - Morning Glory

It's time for Give Me Your Best Shot over at Better in Bulk! Thanks a million to Lolli for hosting such a great blog carnival!


I too cheated, I experimented with different angles and framing the shot.

How can something as pretty as these morning glory flowers grow like weeds? We pull it up every year from our front garden and every year it comes back!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Give Me Your Best Shot - Daddy's Girl

It's Give Me Your Best Shot Friday over at Better in Bulk! I love this shot of hubby with Baby Ella. I had a shot similar from when Alyson was a tot and I'm glad I got a repeat shot!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cooking Class: Quesadilla CAKE from El Salvador

My wonderful stepmother is from El Salvador.
As a teenager, she made this wonderful cake that we ate for breakfast, snack, whenever.
The only problem is that it never lasts very long because it's super YUMMY.

It's called Quesadilla but it's truly a cake, not the mainstream quesadillas that are on every restuarant's appetizer menu.

We've since moved away and started our own family and during one of her visits, I asked if there was a recipe since we missed the cake so much.
Her is her version...which disappeared so fast that I couldn't snap a picture of it!

Salvadorian Quesadilla Cake (makes 2 cakes)
2 cups rice flour (can substitute regular flour, cake ends up being a little lighter)
1 1/2 cup sugar (she advised to start with 1 cup and taste for sweetness)
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick melted butter
16 oz sour cream
4 eggs
1/2 pint of heavy cream
1 Tbsp parmesan cheese
pinch of salt (which I forget all too often)
sesame seeds (optional)

Blend ingredients together. Pour into 2 round cake pans
Bake at 375 for about an hour or until bottom is browned and knife comes out clean.

let me know if you make it and what you think!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Give Me Your Best Shot #12

It's Friday!
Time for Give Me Your Best Shot blog carnival over at Better in Bulk with Lolli.

My precious son is obsessed with water....dirty, clean, soapy, pools of, puddles of, tubs filled with.
I love that I captured his excitement in splashing!

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

She's turning the BIG ONE!

My darling Ella will be 1 come mid-September.

That means a PARTY is in order to celebrate!

After all, my LAST one is having her big FIRST.

*sigh* *sniff* *tears welling up*

I need HELP with ideas for her party....

We live in GA so it's still pretty warm out.

Simple and economical would be GREAT!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Give Me Your Best Shot #11 Three's A Charm!

I grabbed this shot thanks to my grandma yelling into the house, "Shana, BRING YOUR CAMERA QUICK!"
For some reason these shots from behind of kids make me smile!
Although, it does kind of look like they are trying escape, doesn't it? LOL.
Not the greatest of shots "technically" but always a favorite of mine.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Dear Bloggie Blog,

I am truly SO sorry for neglecting you.

I promise to come back and keep you company.

So much has been going on!