Friday, June 27, 2014

Coconut macaroon key lime pie

Yes, you read that right. Coconut. Macaroon. Key lime pie. Two peas and their pod never cease to amaze me with their flavor filled recipes! (If you've never heard of them, check them out HERE)

I haven't baked much recently. Actually, not at all. I have been trying to stay away from sweets.......haha okay well desserts. I obviously eat delicious chocolate everyday at work!

Once I saw this recipe, I hoped in my car and went to the store to gather the ingredients. Could you believe I didn't even have sweetened condensed milk on hand?? Mmm my favorite! If only I could eat spoonfuls of that!

The crust consists of sweetened condensed milk, an egg white, lots of coconut, vanilla and of course salt.

This dreamy filling is made up of egg yolks, more (yes, more!) sweetened condensed milk, lime zest, and freshly squeezed lime juice. 

I'm writing this as the pie cools...commonnnnnn cool faster!!!!! 

More to come!

Yellow butt(::)n

Monday, March 17, 2014

Refrigerator strawberry chia seed jam

Hello! I have a fun recipe for you all.
A quick little batch of strawberry jam with super ripe berries
and loaded with chia seeds.

Since my husband and I have changed our diet a month ago,
we have been eliminating sugar from our diet.
This includes all of the jams I've ever made.
I had to find something else that was without sugar,
so that I could still enjoy one of my favorite treats.
Two peas & their pod have a wonderful recipe
for a healthy jam. They made it with blackberries.

Anything with chia seeds is popular right now.
They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, have tons of fiber, & protein.
Overall, they're pretty good for you and can help you lose weight!
We have been adding chia seeds to so many different meals.
Breakfast smoothies, salads, dinners...
Since our new lifestyle is considered vegetarian with the
addition of either chicken or fish for one meal per day,
it's good to get protein from other sources.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
1lb strawberries
2-3 tablespoons raw honey
3 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1. Bring the berries to a low boil, stirring often.
2. Reduce heat to low and simmer until berries soften. Mash some.
3. Add raw honey and chia seeds. Cook on low for 7-10 minutes.
4. Take the jam off the heat, add the vanilla and stir.
5. Let jam cool to room temperature.
6. Store in jars in the refrigerator.
7. Jam will keep up to 2 weeks.

yellow butt(::)n

Monday, March 10, 2014


Lemon bars for basha!
This past week was one of my best friends birthdays
We celebrated all week long!
Last year she requested banana cupcakes and caramel cream cheese frosting
This year was a little different.
Typically friends and family ask me to bake cupcakes,
And I'm okay with that...
But I was just delighted to hear that she wanted lemon bars!
Something completely different, and I loved it

I loved being able to showcase my baking in another form
Cakes and cupcakes are great and all but there are so many other desserts out there!!

So here they are. From smitten kitchen (of course)

Oh my. They were delightful.
I want to try this recipe with key lime! Mmm and maybe some toasted coconut to the crust.

               Yellow butt(::)n

Saturday, January 18, 2014

bakers dozen.

Here are a few of my favorites over the
past few years that I haven't blogged about.
I definitely haven't baked nearly as much
as I used to.
I believe this blog kept me in the kitchen
& when I was without it, I wasn't baking.

Here are my top 13 favorite pictures of 
items that I recently baked & created.
And let's be honest, bakers dozen?
I'm too cute.

Top left: Pumpkin Cupcakes with chai tea cream cheese icing. Top right: Gluten Free Banana cupcakes with caramel cream cheese icing and a caramel drizzle. Bottom left: Peach Cupcakes with bourbon cream cheese icing. Bottom right: Lemon cupcakes with cream cheese icing and fresh blueberries.

Top left: Pumpkin streusel cake. Top right: Coconut Key Lime Cake.
Bottom left: Tres Leches Cake. Bottom right: German Chocolate Cake.

Top left: Chocolate Pudding. Top right: Lemon Curd.
Bottom left: Peanut butter cookies with fluff. Bottom right: Coconut waffle

Whew. That was exhausting remembering how to do all of that stuff up there ^
Anyways, I hope to continue blogging & baking
and of course sharing with all of you.

Let's stay in touch.

yellow butt(::)n

Monday, January 6, 2014


TODAY is my 25th birthday!
I have not bloggged since August 2012
but today that changes.
I finally have my Macbook back!

Here's to baking and blogging like I used to.

yellow butt(::)n