Layers of yellow cake filled with a creamy raspberry icing and all covered with white chocolate meringue buttercream is a summertime cake worthy of any occasion.

Raspberry White Chocolate Cake | completelydelicious.com

In about one month, more or less, I’m going to be a mother of two. I’m excited and nervous, and pretty much feeling everything you’d expect. We are so not ready for baby brother’s arrival (baby clothes are still in storage and too many necessities still haven’t been purchased) but I can’t help but wish he’d come early. Tomorrow, even. I am just so done.

But as anxious as I am to have this baby out, I’m trying to relish these last days before our lives get turned upside down again by a newborn. I’m taking naps, cuddling with my three year-old on the couch while he watches cartoons, and I’m baking up all my cravings.

Yellow cake with a fruity filling and fluffy icing? Done and done. Continue Reading…

 

A summery granola mix filled with sliced almonds, chopped hazelnuts and pecan pieces and flavored with fresh lemons— snack food at its best.

Nutty Lemon Granola | completelydelicious.com

Now that we live in Moab, the snacks stocked in our pantry have undergone a complete transformation. Instead of random crackers and chips we now have heartier snacks to fuel us while we explore Utah’s desert wonderland. Nearly every weekend we’re out hiking and adventuring and since most of it is pretty spur-of-the-moment, I just throw a little bit of whatever is in the cupboard into our backpacks. Continue Reading…

 

This watermelon lime granita is a simple, refreshing and healthier summer treat to help you beat the heat.

Watermelon Lime Granita | completelydelicious.com

I do my grocery shopping on Mondays. In the morning I sleepily menu plan and make lists while my three year-old watches Curious George or plays with trains. Then it’s off the store, where we hopefully score one of those shopping carts with a car on the front for John to “drive”, and where I inevitably spend more than my budget.

During the summer, one of the first things to go into my cart is a watermelon. Every week, without fail. It stays in the fridge all week for snacks or as an easy dinner side-dish.

Sometimes the watermelons I pick out are less than perfect, or we just don’t go through it like I think we will and at the end of the week I still have a big chunk of watermelon in the fridge. Instead of throwing it out, I blend it up and turn it into a refreshing beverage. Or, like I did last week, I make granita! Continue Reading…