Warm peanut butter cookies

Tonight I made peanut butter cookies from scratch, and we washed down the warm cookies with cold milk. Heavenly! I mostly followed a recipe from one of our favorite bakeries in Santa Cruz, The Buttery. The recipe was published by the L.A. Times several years ago. I tried to make the cookies a bit smaller…

Now that’s a good cup…

Friends recently introduced us to a local Santa Rosa organic coffee company called Bella Rosa, and we became hooked after the first sip. Bella Rosa specially roasts their beans to be low acid, so they’re incredibly smooth. Mama and I have tried both the Decaf and Morning Star varieties, and we found them significantly easier…

Mama’s new candy crush

Mama and I fell in love with Lindt Lindor Peppermint Truffles a few years ago after a sample lady at Costco insisted we add one to a cup of hot chocolate. Minds blown! I found this giant version a while back and brought it home because I knew Mama would find it hilarious. After enjoying…

Sweet day

Today was just a random Wednesday, but it was filled with sweetness. I had a wonderful, relaxing facial, the last in a holiday special that Mama and I signed up for last December. I kept dozing off and waking myself up so I could enjoy the pampering! After months of issues with my skin, it feels…

Ugly gourmet pizza bites

I tested out a new recipe specially for Mama tonight and it was a massive hit! These incredibly delicious Artichoke Olive Pizza Bites were so easy it felt like cheating. I stumbled across this recipe online, and I realized it sort of elevated our favorite pizza toppings (without any tomato, which doesn’t always sit well…

Warm lemon loaf

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying warm, freshly-baked Meyer lemon loaf with Mama. While hunting for dinner ideas in the pantry, I discovered where I’d stashed a few of these seasonally available Trader Joe’s mixes. This is one of our favorite easy treats, though we prefer it without the lemon icing glaze. Either way, it is delicious!!! What’s…

Family and a feast

Today was awesome because our dear family from Santa Cruz (where we used to live) came to visit. Mama and I love spending time with these two wonderful people, and today was no different! We could talk endlessly and still have more to say. After catching up on our lives, the four of us feasted…