Saturday, November 10, 2012

Our 1 Year Wedding Anniversary!

Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, CA
Fisherman's Wharf
Muir Woods
Muir Woods
Bix Jazz Club and Restaurant, San Francisco CA
 Napa Valley Lodge "Bella Vista" Suite
 Our View
 Complimentary anniversary bottle of wine
 The soaking tub

Wine tasting at D'argenzio's in Sonoma 

 Chateau flight tasting
 Fall grapes
 Grapes from our hotel's vines
 Dinner at Brix, Yountville CA

Anniversary breakfast in bed
The BEST anniversary dinner at Bottega, Yountville CA
 Proscuitto wrapped melon with apple and pear fritters and a fall spiced dipping foam
Anniversary dessert from the executive chef

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Game Day App & Drink ideas

Well, the Broncos have continued to provide us with some high quality game time and we had to have drinks and apps that lived up to their standards.  The spiked ciders were a real hit with the ladies and the pizza rolls and wing cups were a definite touchdown with the guys!  I would have to say we had an overall victorious Sunday :)

Spiked Cider!
(serve cold OR hot)
one shot of spiced rum
6oz. apple cider

Pizza Rolls with Marinara Dipping Sauce

unroll wholewheat low-fat premade Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
and put 3 pepperoni slices on the larger end of each roll

Place half a stick of low-fat mozzarella string cheese on top of the pepperonis

Roll up the crescents and bake according to the Pillsbury package directions

Wing Cups

Fill the bottom part of each small glass with your choice of yogurt ranch or reduced fat blue cheese
and then place 2 hot wings into each dip filled glass

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


This is one recipe that I adapted from my mother in law, that is one of Prescott's all time favorites.   I, of course, made it healthier and added some new twists to it :)  

It is a quick and easy Fall dinner, very comforting and hearty.  It can also be made vegetarian without the ground turkey!  Enjoy :)

I am using left over mashed potatoes, canned corn and frozen creamed spinach 
(to make things easy for weeknight cooking!)
heat all of them up in the microwave until nice and warm

In the mean time bake 1 pre-made, refrigerated pie crust at 350 for 10 minutes with lots of fork pricks in it to prevent air pockets.

Brown 3/4 to a full package of lean ground turkey adding lots of rosemary, salt, pepper, garlic and onion and then add it to the pre-baked pie crust.

Top the fully cooked ground turkey with your warmed canned corn.

Then add the warmed creamed spinach layer.

Top with the mashed potatoes (that have been fully seasoned with plenty of salt, pepper, butter, milk, garlic and rosemary)

Fully cover with your choice of cheese, I used naturally smoked provolone.

Bake at 350 for 10 more minutes and then broil for up to 5 minutes until the cheese is all bubbly.

Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes or so and then cut and serve :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

We opened a storefront!!!

Hey y'all!  Sorry I have been MIA.  Here is what I have been occupied with... opening our first official storefront for our bakery, Half Baked Co.  

We completely gutted and renovated a one bedroom cottage into a legit commercial kitchen, complete with a handicap restroom, state of the art brand new kitchen and totally girly office for consultations :) 

 Hope you can se all the blood, sweat and tears we have poured into this little baby!  I will now be getting back to more regular blogging.

Exterior Before
Exterior After

Exterior Before

Exterior After

Interior Before

 Interior After

 Interior After

 Bedroom Before

 Office After

  Office After

  Office After

Bathroom Before

Restroom After

Restroom After

 Kitchen Before

  Kitchen During

 Kitchen During

Kitchen After

 Kitchen After

Ribbon Cutting with the Mayor