english chocolate chip scones

These scones are super good and super easy. I made these for our Easter Brunch for church. See the recipe here.


tasty Mexican cabbage salsa

This recipe is one of my favorite summer snacks! My favorite Mexican restaurant in Leavenworth, Los Camparos, always serves it as an appetizer with chips, and I just love it. I made it this Sunday afternoon. Mexican cabbage salsa…

This is a super yummy and super healthy (and low calorie!) snack. Great with tortilla chips, although I love it so much, I sometimes just eat it as a salad!



8 plum tomatoes (or about 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes), diced into small pieces

1/2 red onion, diced

3 T fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 head green cabbage (or red, but I prefer green), cut into small pieces

1 clove garlic, minced

1 jalapeno pepper, diced

2 limes, squeezed for juice (more lime juice can be added to your liking at the end, if needed)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Combine all ingredients. Chill a few hours. (It tastes better the longer you refrigerate!!). Serve with tortilla chips.

missing the small town life

Lately, I can’t stop thinking about my hometown–the Leavenworth/Wenatchee area of Washington. I miss home.

We are starting on our 9th month since we moved to Pasadena. We have a visit booked for June 11-19th, which I am really looking forward to. I’m sort of annoyed at myself for missing home so much–I feel like I shouldn’t be feeling this as an adult. But I can’t help it. I just miss it, and I can’t deny it. And honestly, it’s not really even the people that I miss so much. I just miss the area and being able to live there. I miss the simpleness of a small town, and the lower cost of living, and the freedom that brings.

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