Last Saturday was Nicholas and Ian’s birthday party. My mom bought them some snazzy outfits, friends and family were invited and I of course made my Almond and Orange Funfetti Cake. Nicholas is dressed to party! Hey Brother Can You Grab Me A Juice Box? 😉 It’s my birthday and I’ll pout if I want… Continue reading Happy Birthday to the cutest twins I know!
A Funfetti Birthday This last February was my cousin’s birthday. She is a Valentin’s Day baby too cute 😉 It was my job to make the cake. Her favorite is funfettie with all the colors of the rainbow. The plan was to make a three layer over the top fettie cake covered in pink frosting.… Continue reading You Only Get One First Birthday!
Savory Polenta Breakfast Bowl I first had creamy grits at one of my favorite Vegas restaurants Lola’s I had shrimp and grits it was amazing and from that moment on I was a creamy polenta convert! If you noticed I just used the words grits and polenta interchangeably. So what is the difference anyhow? Here is… Continue reading Savory Polenta Breakfast Bowl
Plum and Nectarine Cobbler Last weekend Ryan and I took his family to my parents cabin in Utah. We were all hopping to get way from the Vegas heat. The forest floor was covered in purple and yellow wild flowers, one of my favorite things about this time of year. There was a wild fire… Continue reading A Small Weekend Getaway and a Nectarine Plum Cobbler
Greek Inspired Grilled Chicken Wraps Summer time equals grilling time! But here in Vegas it really isn’t safe to venture outside until the sun has gone down. The long hot summer days leave you feeling drained and in need of little night time pick me up. The last thing your want after a scorching hot… Continue reading My Little Greek Backyard
Booze Watermelon Cocktail Well it’s about 101º here in Vegas and it has come to that point in the summer season when one can no longer go outside except for the early morning and late night. I remember growing up in this heat. Sitting in my parent’s back yard after the blazing sun… Continue reading Hot Summer Nights
Flax Seed Granola with Cherry and Almond Ryan wanted to take me to Hoover Dam. He had been there with his family years ago and remembers having a good time. I’m always game when it comes to being outdoors before it gets too hot. Can you believe I’ve lived in Vegas all my life but… Continue reading No Granola at the Hoover Dam
Getting Ready for the Wedding After setting up the venue I went to my parents house to get ready. The same house I grew up in I was now getting ready to marry the man I love. My mom made me a sandwich and poured me a glass of champagne. The champagne glass was etched… Continue reading A Wedding Story Part Two
A Wedding Story So Ryan and I got our wedding pictures! I’m super excited to share them all with you! But first I really wanted to tell you about my experience on planning this wedding. Each step was a learning process and I hope that prospective brides find this at least a little helpful when… Continue reading A Wedding Story Part One
Cheese Board Hello everyone, I have been suspiciously absent from the blog for a few weeks but I have a pretty awesome excuse. I got married! Yes on April 18th 2015 I became Mrs. Kathleen Ordinario! What a whirl wind it was. If any of you read my Italian Love Cookies post you know I… Continue reading Wedding Toast