Molten Lava Cakes {Culinary Bucket List #2 February}

The infamous molten chocolate lava cake, foodie trend and a recipe that is now on every restaurants menu. Supposedly these miniature cakes were invented when Michelin star and James Beard award winner chef Jean Georges accidentally undercooked  a batch of mini  chocolate cakes back in the 80’s. We thank you chef Georges.

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Making these was a no brainer. Shane loves them + Valentine’s day = dessert. Although we stuffed ourselves with king crab legs, there is always room for chocolate right? Actually that is not true. As good as these were I couldn’t eat much of mine, between the baby and crustacean legs I didn’t have room left. Don’t worry, we got a gym sesh in that morning.

Luckily the recipe makes four of these babies. I kept the batter in the fridge for the next day. Winning!

I never realized how easy the recipe for these were and I had all the ingredients at home, you probably do too. The only mistake I made, was using flour to dust the ramekins with instead of cocoa powder. Sorry Martha Stewart.

I used this recipe from Food and Wine and didn’t change a thing.

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No-Bake Bars

So I saw this recipe on Pinterest and since I had all the ingredients on hand I thought it would be a fun cooking lesson to do with K. I thought wrong, I did all the work while she ate chocolate chips and walnuts. slacker.

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This really is a super simple treat to make and would be perfect to make with kids…or without. Did I mention they are delicious, cause they are.  The recipe made more than I expected and these are  rich so I froze half of the batch to devour at a later date. What can I say, I’m a planner.

You should gather these ingredients and get to it.

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Weekend Things

I have my first appointment with the perinatologist scheduled, I got a load of blood drawn Friday, a flu shot on the calendar for Kaili and I picked up my Harmony prenatal test, once our insurance updates I can go get it taken care of.

We spent the weekend watching football of course but looking through my photos it also revolved around food.

I actually bought strawberries at Costco to make fruit roll ups but this ended up happening. Sorry, not sorry.


Does she look 2 here? I’d say more like 2 1/2 right?

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We woke up Saturday morning and made banana bread. She quit on me early.

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Fresh squeezed orange juice, it tasted as good as I hoped.


Hummus is one of K’s favorite things to eat so instead of buying stock in it I decided to make some. I used this recipe, recipe approved.

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Sunday morning we hit Miramar resevoir for a glimpse of the ducks and a short walk.

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I managed to stay off all social media last night so that I can enjoy the Golden Globes all alone this morning. A few of our shows started back up and I can say I really missed Shameless and I think True Detective is going to be some good T.V. You should watch it.