This right here is every chocolate lover’s dream— dark chocolate cake layers sandwiched together with fudge cream filling and covered with easy fudge frosting.

Chocolate Fudge  Layer Cake from

Over the weekend my little Johnny turned 3. It’s hard to believe he joined our family only 3 short years ago, it feels like he’s always been with us and I can’t imagine life without our happy little boy.

We kept birthday celebrations fun yet simple, though I spared no effort on his birthday cake, of course. Cake is the most important part! Continue Reading…


A fresh and light meal to enjoy all summer long— chicken and vegetables marinated with lemon and cilantro, skewered and grilled to perfection.

Grilled Lemon-Cilantro Chicken & Veggie Skewers |

After weeks filled with the chaos of moving, where we indulged too much in take-out and fast food, all I wanted was a mountain of vegetables when we finally got to Moab. On that first grocery store trip I filled my cart with all the fresh things, and then I ate them so fast I had to go back and restock just a few days later.

Grilled Lemon-Cilantro Chicken & Veggie Skewers |

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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies |

Last Sunday our family finally had some free time to do some exploring around our new home in Moab. We chose a kid-friendly hike just minutes from our house and I loved every moment of it. I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to the beauty of this place.

Before we headed out the door I baked up a quick batch of flourless peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies for us to enjoy along the trail. I shared a photo on instagram and facebook and you guys went nuts. “We want the recipe!”

Well friends, here it is. Continue Reading…