Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day Cooking Club

Valerie hosted a Memorial Day potluck today, and we called it cooking club! So the theme was, "Memorial Day Weekend Party."

I brought Smitten Kitchen's Date, Feta and Red Cabbage Salad.

Yumi brought spring rolls!

Special guest Suzie made this delicious spring pasta salad.

Special guest Pete baked this delicious bread!

Valerie made salmon puffs!

I forget who made these delicious cinnamon rolls.

I also forget who made these delicious cheese rolls!

Nancy made lemon cheesecake bites!

Memorial Day Weekend party!

 Emily made a carrot salad with crisped chickpeas and tahini dressing from Smitten Kitchen. 

Special guests Vana and Joe made cookies!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day, moms! I didn't take enough photos tonight, and I didn't get any of Mom! So, here's a cute photo of her on a bridge from a party earlier this afternoon.

Dad got new lenses put in his Ray-Bans from 30 years ago!

Mer made enchilada casserole. Kate and Kate!

I made a big platter of macaroons!


We got Mom a piece of Passionworks art for Mother's Day. Little Kate had noticed her admiring it at the Casa Passionworks art show. It looks perfect in her bathroom!

Monday, May 08, 2017

Happy Birthday, Kayla & Derrick!

Kayla and Derrick have birthdays two days apart! We gathered at their house tonight to celebrate them both.

Happy birthday, Kayla and Derrick!

Cutie pies!

Mmm! Smoked meats and tofu, cabbage and date salad, mac & cheese and roasted potatoes!

Speaking of cutie pies, look at Tink in her little sweater.

Fireside chats.

Beautiful spring sky.


Make a wish!

We had TWO kinds of cake! Jon made his famous chocolate cake, and Derrick's parents brought an enormous ice cream cake.

Happy birthday, indeed!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Vana and Joe are going to have a BABY!! They wanted to do a gender reveal party, and I excitedly volunteered to be in charge of the surprise. First of all, I got to know the secret FIRST! Secondly, I love to make cupcakes! So, I made chocolate cupcakes filled with either blue or pink frosting, depending on the gender contained in the sealed envelope Vana gave me.

Yang hosted the reveal party at his house. We brought a potluck! There was taco dip, salad, Miller's Chicken and pasta salad. Obviously, I brought cupcakes for dessert.

Cheers to babies and cupcakes and secrets!

Mmm. The suspense was killing us.

What color will be inside!?!

They still don't know!

That's a pretty big secret inside that lil' cupcake.

Uncle Moss was excited, too!

Everyone dressed with either blue or pink to represent what type of baby they thought it would be. Clearly some people were undecided!

Let's find out what this baby is!!


It's a....


It was overwhelming and exciting to finally KNOW.

Moss was really excited that he was right and will be the uncle of a little boy!


Frosting exchange!

Parents to be.

We dropped some cupcakes off at my parents house on the way, and Dad and Rod got in on the action as well. Fun for the whole family!