Showing posts from January, 2017

Gettin' My Ricotta On

Ya’ll this dessert is amazing.

I saw this recipe and it looked absolutely delicious, but when I looked at the ingredients, it just seemed wayyy too risky and weird.
But I guess risky and weird is my thing because.. I went for it.

This cake tastes like summer, it is melt-in-your-mouth, lemony, moist but crumbly, filling, and all too beautiful goodness. Also for those of you who love all things gluten free, this is a great recipe for you to try!

Hope you enjoy 
LEMON ALMOND RICOTTA CAKE -1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened -2 cups powdered sugar -2 vanilla beans – if you don’t have vanilla bean you can substitute 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract -zest from 2 lemons -4 eggs (separated and at room temperature) -2 1/2 cups almond meal -10 1/2 ounces of ricotta Okay! So these instructions can seem a bit tricky, but this prep time takes about 20-30 minutes, so don’t worry, you can do it! Freeze your beaters and a mixing bowl (separate from your electr…

Inviting God In

There is something so special about hearing something in church that just penetrates deep into your soul.

Today that happened.

I was so excited this morning to go to church. Every third week is a time called “A space for women,” where any woman can meet downstairs with others and share about life, read a devotion or Scripture together and share on that in some way.
Today the woman who set up this group meeting wrote a little devotion about what she has been feeling God say to her, and that phase was, “Don’t Waste.”

Her message was to not waste the moments that we tend to feel useless, because God wants to be invited in to them. I want to share with you a little bit of what she wrote –
“Every feeling, experience, hurt, struggle, disappointment, frustration, worry, is an opportunity, and invitation to God; inviting Him right into the middle of it. These places are often the dark places of our souls, and yet the very places into which God desires to bring His loving light. He wants to e…

Resolutions? Yes, I'll Take 10...or 20

I am a list maker.
I thrive off of the organization and completion of writing a list and then fulfilling it.
I have several calendars, a big dry erase one on our wall, and I need to make sure that I have everything written down for the month and it needs to be exact or else everything is incomplete.
If I only need 3 things at the grocery store I still need my list.
I just have to write things down and make lists all of the time or else it’s as if those things don’t even exist – I’ll just totally forget about it. The moment someone tells me to do something I have to write it down. And if you know me I’m sure you’re thinking, “Well she’s had like 10 head injuries so she just can’t remember anything.” You are correct….I’m just not going to fully believe that my short term memory has decreased to this point yet. 

So I’m sure you can tell that I have written a New Years Resolution list.
I have really been hearing some negative comments about New Years Resolutions lately – and I get it.