Friday, May 22, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

i'm thankful that God filled the world with beautiful, colorful flowers-- like peonies! ♥

Monday, May 11, 2015

recently, i came across an old recipe for chicken enchiladas that i had forgotten about. so i gave it a try-- twice, actually, because it was that good.

this time around, i grated four cups of pepper jack cheese and one cup of extra sharp cheddar cheese.

and i have to say, if you like sharp cheddar then you'll love extra sharp cheddar!

in a small saucepan i heated the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and chili powder.

i browned the chicken and onions and threw in some taco seasoning with a splash of lemon juice and water,

then threw some cilantro and green onions on top.

after that, i spread some of the cream of chicken soup on the bottom of the trays,

and loaded up the corn tortillas with meat and shredded cheese,

then i arranged the filled tortillas face down in the trays-- eight in each,

and covered the tortillas with the rest of the cream of chicken soup and some enchilada sauce.

i made two trays with the spicier red sauce and two trays with the milder green sauce.

while i preheated the oven, i covered the trays with more cheese, cilantro, and green onions.

after that, it's just a matter of time before it starts to bubble. and then you've got yourself delicious enchiladas with plenty to go around.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

'the heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. who can understand it?' - jeremiah 17:9

Saturday, May 2, 2015

the other day, i met up with some friends for breakfast at poppy + rose. this lovely spot is nestled in the downtown la flower district-- so there's plenty to see if you're in the mood for it.

smoked salmon eggs benedict; smoked salmon, house biscuit, two poached eggs, hollandaise, side greens

lumberjack pancake breakfast; pancakes, two eggs any style, hashbrowns, bacon or sausage

rib tips breakfast burrito; ribs,eggs, cheese, hashbrowns, sour cream, bbq sauce, mixed greens

buttermilk fried chicken + waffle; with smoked honey butter

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

girls night in was fun. i guess, except the part where i poured the liquid in her eyes.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

it's been two years since my last trip to the brewery artwalk, but it was just like i remembered it. it was nice to spend the weekend among such creative people, admiring all sorts of interesting art and taking pictures with my friends. plus, it's always so much fun to be around other photogs.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

thanks for the sweet treats-- now it's time to slow down and take a break.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

'we're not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.' - c.s. lewis

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

this is the most baking i've ever attempted in a day-- over 100 cupcakes and 400 chocolate chip cookies. fortunately, i had help from my sister and friends so it was pretty easy (i just let them do all the hard work). we made red velvet, blue velvet, and funfetti cupcakes with neufchatel cheese frosting and chocolate chip cookies! here's the recipe for the frosting-- i just substituted the cream cheese with neufchatel cheese. and here's the recipe for the chocolate chip cookies. ♥

'i get by with a little help from my friends.'