Strawberry Shortcake

How was your summer? I feel like I blinked and all of a sudden summer was over. My daughter started high school last week and I’m sitting here thinking, ‘Wait, what the heck happened? Did we have summer?’ I vaguely remember a few days when there was no obligations or volleyball practices, just sitting in … More Strawberry Shortcake

Gyoza Anywhere

I’m always looking for recipes that I can make on our induction stove in our campervan to add variety to our usual camping foods. Gyoza, Japanese-style potstickers, cook up wonderfully on a cast iron pan on the induction stove and although it’s definitely not your typical camping fare, my family loves them. Gyoza does take a little … More Gyoza Anywhere

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

It’s definitely pumpkin season, and those lovely, traffic-cone-orange pumpkins are everywhere! On our recent trips to the coast, we passed by one pumpkin patch after another, making it a very colorful and festive trip through Half Moon Bay. Here, in California, we are bombarded (in a good way) with everything pumpkin right now: pumpkin lattes, pumpkin … More Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Birthday Carrot Cake

Last weekend we celebrated my friend’s birthday with a day trip in the redwoods of Memorial Park, hiking and enjoying a meal cooked outdoors (previous post). We had a wonderful day, but in my opinion, no birthday celebration could be complete without a birthday cake. After considering the logistics of bringing a double layer cake … More Birthday Carrot Cake

Power Up Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe is one of my most requested recipes, but everyone has their own signature banana bread recipe, so I wasn’t sure about adding yet another banana bread recipe to the world. I finally decided to post this recipe because of the cream cheese filling. The filling recipe is from Aunt Lynda’s Cream Cheese … More Power Up Banana Bread

Apple Crisp recipe

For our dinner at Dunes beach (previous post) I had prepared an apple crisp to bring as a dessert. It was really easy and quick to put together and I had all the ingedients at home. While the crisp was baking in the oven (it made the house smell so good!), I packed the van with … More Apple Crisp recipe