May 23, 2011

plain yum

This weekend a bridal shower was on the agenda for my friend Nina (Neha to me), so my friend Owen and I got busy cooking and baking. With 5 kids running and crawling around us, we made chicken curry salad sandwiches, tuna sandwiches, and salted caramel brownies (via bliss) from scratch. They were all supercalifragilistically yummy!!!
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Seriously, these brownies are amazing!!! They aren't your regular kind and much more savory (gotta love that salty sweet combo), but really, not sure if I could go back to the normal kind after this. But if you knew what went in it, you would be sure to not make this everyday. That stuff is just dangerous! This is the next one I want to make.

And the chicken curry sandwiches... we didn't make them so healthy, but a healthy version using a soy-mayo will be recreated in this home for sure. If you have some other delicious chicken curry sandwich recipe to share, please do!

Once again, thank you for your responses to the seriousness of the previous post (your emails and comments really meant so much to me). My heart was busy thinking all day about it. Before a post like that, I always wonder to myself, "Should post it? Is it too personal? Am I being clear? Will I lose readers?" Those are the honest thoughts that run through my head. Of course, if I really did go by that last question then this blog would be around just to please people and I can't live by that. I have so much more I want to say, so I am sure those things will come out in subsequent heart to heart posts.

In the meantime, you will still get the bit of crafting, daily life with my girls, yummy eating, lovely old things, and funny stories that travel through our home regularly. I never know what to exactly classify my blog as I don't just stick to crafting, food, vintage or any one particular area. I jump around and I hope you all don't mind that (and if you did, I guess that really wouldn't change too much around here). I just enjoying sharing life and the bits of pieces in my heart. I hope you enjoy that too!


  1. Those brownies are adorable! It's nice you went the extra mile for a bridal shower. And yes, I'd better stay away from those, they don't look like "diet" brownies to me... lol. :)
    Soy mayo sounds interesting.

    I do hope you make a post about your healthy version of the chicken curry sandwiches sometime. :)

  2. those brownies definitely look AMAZING. but you're right, might have to save them for special occasions only :)

    i also just wanted to say - i really enjoy that you're honest and open on your blog. i like to think that my blog is for me too - to get things off my chest. and just remember, if just one thing you say sparks a change in someone, then it was worth it :)

  3. mmmmmmmmm my mouth is watering - this dry fruit just isn't cutting it! ha ha. love the delicate wrapping too


  4. Those brownies look divine! can't wait to try them!

  5. Love how you've presented the brownies!

  6. "...the bits of pieces in my heart." is an excellent way to classify my blog as well. I couldn't have put it better!

    I've only recently discovered your blog and I am enjoying it immensely!

  7. i always enjoy reading your blog! i really appreciate your heart to hearts & i love the fact that you post your daily life & you're real & never phony.

    i have been wanting to try some salted caramel brownies for some time now. i think it's time! those look divine!!

  8. I love reading your blog, seeing your beautiful girls, adorable husband, crafts and food! But, really the real reason I read it is to learn about your relationship with God. I struggle with my faith regularly, it seems like I have more hard days than good days. I get lazy, caught up in life, and just don't put nearly as much effort into it as I should. I helps me to see that as wonderful as your life looks you also are a real genuine person that has both good and bad days. I can't thank you enough for making yourself vulnerable and sharing your thoughts with all of us!

  9. really enjoy reading anything you write - it's always inspiring. crafts, kids, food, clothing are all great topics. keep posting! :)

  10. Yummm! I want to try and make the chicken curry salad sandwiches now!!! It sounds so goood.

  11. I love your blog! Your family is beautiful.

  12. Oh my gosh, that is the sweetest wrapping job ever! How adorable! They look absolutely amazing!

    ...and now I'm off to bake brownies ;)

  13. I have had salted caramel ice cream and it was delish! I bet the brownies are even better :)

  14. I love your presentation, what did you use to wrap them in? Is that a napkin or some sort of tissue paper?

  15. we wrapped them in brown kraft tissue paper first, then a blue gingham sandwich wrapping paper that i got from here:

    and just used red twine. it was a french themed bridal shower, so we went that type of wrapping.

    the stamp is the paris stamp set from yellow owl workshop here:

    hope this helps everyone!

    i must warn you all... these were expensive brownies to make!!!

  16. I LOVE your blog. I LOVE the mix, it seems to be a little of everything that I am most interested in - are you writing just for me I wonder hahaha
    Thanks for sharing, I really do enjoy my little read of the cakies blog.

  17. Yes, we do... Thanks for sharing! Kisses from a belgian girl

  18. I wrote an article about "food" and "photography". As I love this pictures and really wanna try this recipe, I used one of your picture to illustrate my article.
    It's in French, but I think you can use google translate to understant most of it.


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