April 26, 2017

Banana Cake

We celebrated my husband's birthday last weekend.  This is our rendition of the "Manor Born Banana Cake with Coffee Buttercream" in which I accidentally doubled the butter in the batter (but it turned out just fine, thankfully) and we used 2 9" cake pans because I don't have 3 8" sister-in-law bought me the cookbook with this recipe as a gift after a trip to NYC.  Here is the recipe:
We had a nice time with my sister's 2 big kids, while she took out my girls for pedicures!  Here they are playing with play dough.
Bright week...procession with icons outside.
 After Liturgy, we went to my mom's house, for lunch and an egg hunt.  The weather was really nice!
 My niece with her suction cup Oogi.
Successful egg hunt, thanks to Grammie.  ♥
Does anyone know what this is?  I seem to remember digging up a plant when we visited my cousin and taking it home.  I was thinking borage, but from the pictures I've seen, probably not.

April 16, 2017


My mom made kulich for each of her grandchildren (that's 12), plus other people, one friend who is gluten-free...she also was busy baking lots and lots of prosphora for all the church services.
 Kisses as a thank you!
My friend from over 20 years ago, has been in Korea, as she is in the Air Force, we were so glad to have her here for Pascha. 
 Ready for our basket to be blessed.
We went to my sister-in-law's house for lunch and had a little egg hunt.  It's been a wonderful Pascha so far! ♥  I wish you all a happy festal Paschal season...Christ is Risen!!!

April 3, 2017

FREE photo book

Every Monday, this truck comes to pick up our trash...and it's really fun for a 1 year old to watch.
We just got a FREE Shutterfly book in the mail. ♥
Create your own custom photo books at
  If you're a new customer, you can get one, too.

This blog has so many great recipes:
The Greek Vegan.  I want to try the lentil salad recipe.  And I highly recommend the onion pakoras here:
Very easy to make and delicious! Both gluten-free and vegan.