I've done it again. I fell into baby land so hard. Between being consumed by my beautiful family, work and sleepless nights blogging has become that thing I'll never get to. I know most of my latest posts start this way. I feel bad, I do. As much as I love blogging other things come first. I have been baking and cooking though. I am even making a couple of wedding cakes thi
Finding the perfect Red Velvet Recipe is quite a daunting task really. I searched and searched and searched some more. You know what I found? There are a lot of Red Velvet haters out there. You either love it or you hate it. That was shocking to me. I fall into the first category. Always have. Let me also clarify, this is the best homemade recipe. I will contend
These cookies are the reason for New Years Resolutions. The might single handedly be my reason. Okay, well maybe the fact I had a baby 8 months ago and not done much about losing the baby weight might be my reason. Still the majority of this batch of cookies was embarrassingly consumed by yours truly. You see, we were supposed to have a block party last week.
It's that time of year again. Who doesn't love baking for the holidays?? You know what else I love? Getting home baked cookies in the mail from other bloggers. It's such a tasty surprise! I was lucky enough to participate in the 2nd annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I partook last year as well and made these Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies and got so
Look at that guy. Just sitting there, staring at me with a blank face. "Add Post"...."Last added 80 day(s) ago". In this case the "s" is a necessity. I feel like such a failure. Every time I start to become motivated again to be that wonderful blogger, I let myself down. I follow so many inspirational blogs. Just these women being themselves are inspi
A few smiles to brighten your Monday!Also, I am challenging myself to give up sweets (not all sugar, just desserts and snacks) for 2 weeks to see how I do. But might have some delicious Black bean soup posted for you soon!Have a great week!Copyright 2012, Amber Lewis, Caleigh's Kitchen.
All photos Copyright Caleigh's Kitchen. All rights reserved.
Copyright 2012, Amber Lewis, Caleigh's Kitchen.
All photos Copyright Caleigh's Kitchen. All rights reserved.
Yes friends, I am still alive. I just saw its been 172 days since my last post. I guess pregnancy just made me too tired. I took a long hiatus from the kitchen to sleep. Which I am glad I did, because I'm not getting near as much now. It's all worth it though because now Caleigh's Kitchen has a new assistant...Kirkley Mae!
Quick side note...I have to share thi
Despite another disappearance on my part, I have been a part of the food blog world in some manner since my last post. I was lucky enough to get in early on the first ever Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen (both girls I had the pleasure of meeting at the Nashville Food Blog Forum) put this swap together and recr
I am the worst. I have had this blog post ready to go for probably a good 2 weeks. This cake was made about 3 or 4 weeks ago. I think I was putting it off because I was not happy with the pictures, but what can you do in the winter months when you work till 5...take pictures like these. The pictures, no matter how good, couldn't do the cake justice anyways. If you know me, then y
With one day to spare, I made it...a Halloween (ish) recipe. I've been wanting to share these with you all for a while now, Whoopie Pies. I'm sure my readers who are from up north are all too familiar with a Whoopie Pie. We had a block party a couple nights ago, and I made these and no one had a clue what they were. I really hope they start to become more popular down sou
My my....not blogging much of anything for a month leaves so much to catch up on. As promised, I do have a delicious tasty treat coming up in the next post. I really really wanted to update you about my trip to my first Food Blog Conference. I've had so many people asking me how it went!It really was quite a whirlwind trip unfortunately. I wish I would have had more time to
Wow...it has been over a MONTH since my last post. I feel like the worst blogger in the history of bloggers. I'm sure there are many that have gone longer...but I feel like such a slacker. I was told that I have an obligation to feed the eyes of others and I am falling behind on my duty. I promise friends, I have a good excuse. I am sure to most of my readers out there who aren't a personal friend
Wow...it has been over a MONTH since my last post. I feel like the worst blogger in the history of bloggers. I'm sure there are many that have gone longer...but I feel like such a slacker. I was told that I have an obligation to feed the eyes of others and I am falling behind on my duty. I promise friends, I have a good excuse.
I am sure to most of my readers out there who aren't a personal
No...I didn't finally get around to making that "dog treat" on my 30 by 30 list. I haven't gotten around to any of those but one. I have to get on that! Heck, at the rate I'm going the past month or two with new posts, I don't have a chance of finishing that in a year and a half! . My apologies again for being a slacker. I'm sure you all were anticipating some grandiose beau
Even though our vacation to Jackson Hole, WY is well in the rear window...I am still not quite over it. One of the things about it that I loved was the Bed and Breakfast we stayed in, The Wildflower Inn. It was in the perfect location, a quick drive from both Jackson and Teton Village as well as Teton National Park. The scenery surrounding it was amazing! You just looked out
I know, I know...I'm such a slacker. It has been well over a week since my last post. As for my last post with food, well...there's really no excuse. But sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation. Am I right, or am I right? I just want to send another big thank you to Erin with Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts for doing her wonderful guest post of the vanilla
Well, we're heading home tomorrow morning, sadly. I'm very excited to see the dogs...not excited for the heat. It was a wonderful time and I highly recommend checking out Jackson, WY if you have not! I'll post some pictures from my real camera when I get home and get to edit some. For now ill catch you up quickly what the rest out week looked like!Tuesday was Yellowstone where we saw Old Faithf
Hello from beautiful Jackson, WY! We are having a wonderful time here, eating lots of good food and taking in the scenery. Today we head to Yellowstone! Yippee! I'll keep it short and sweet because I am so happy that Erin from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts accepted a Guest Post gig for me to keep you entertained! Make sure you go check out her blog, she has some
Well, I really had no intention of posting until the end of the week. But it's only Monday and we've already done and seen so much, I wanted to share with you as I recover from the day. Plus I just figure out how to post from my phone (I hope, we'll see soon, huh)?We arrived Saturday and got checked into our beautiful B&B close to Teton village. This is the backyard!Sunday was our first full day
I cannot believe it has taken me this long to bake something chocolaty in the kitchen. I also cannot believe it has taken me over a week to get you a new recipe since the taco salad. Rest assure this one makes up for it and then some. Before I get too far, I must tell you that I will be in Jackson Hole, WY next week and will have a very special guest blogger post a fun reci
So I lie...just a few quick words, then I leave you to pictures, sans words. I am so so sorry for nothing new from the kitchen yet. Last night was the first time we have really been at home in over a week. I plan on baking tonight and getting you something by the end of this week! I promise. Happy Hump Day everyone!Copyright 2011, Amber Lewis, Caleigh's Kitchen.
For some odd reason, I haven't had the urge to bake much lately..just cook. Maybe it's cause our kitchen has been a little unruly lately. My dishwasher...aka my husband, has fallen terribly behind on his job. We have an unspoken pact that I cook/bake, and he cleans up after me. Only fair, right? Okay, so maybe its not unspoken...maybe he complains about it some....may
Well, I survived my 10 year reunion. Not going to lie...I was pretty close to not going, even though we had already drove 7 hours and paid for the tickets. Sometimes I can be awkward in large group settings, especially with people I haven't seen in a decade, so I had some anxiety about going. Thanks to some coercing by some of my good friends, I went....I
Ok, so maybe not a million peaches, just 3 if we want to get in to actual numbers. I just couldn't resist using another song to relate to an ice cream recipe. Really just happens to be coincidental I've done two Ice Cream posts that can even be related to a song. Regardless, a solid song...where have The Presidents of the United States of America been lately anyways?We plant
I'm sitting here staring blankly at the screen, trying to find a good starting point for what I want to tell you. It's tough, because there is so much I want to share with you...but still one of those topics that is sentimental for me. Like most people, family is super important to me. I had some amazing grandparents, on both sides. With so many wonderful stories, values, t
I think I have figured out why it is so difficult for me to blog lately. It's the summer. I love summer. I know a lot of you beg to differ, especially since we live in Texas and it gets to about 235 million degrees everyday. I still love it. I want to go to the lake, to the pool, anything with water and outside. I love it. Which is probably the
So sorry I went MIA this weekend. I'm so sorry I did not get to post the giveaway winner yet of these super cute kitchen goodies. I'm going to make you wait a bit longer in hopes you actually read most of this post . However we had a menagerie of people over at our house about 2 hours after the giveaway ended. The weekend remaind crazy there on after.&nb
Firstly, don't wait any longer, enter the GIVEAWAY! Only a couple days left!Now, on to the main event. I have been SO busy this week getting ready for our pre July 4th Party on Saturday, Sangria is all the time I've had time for. My best friend since 2nd grade is flying in to visit this weekend and I could not be more excited! However, this always happens...the week before
Not green like Shrek, green as in environmentally friendly!We got to take a quick road trip to Dallas this past weekend with some friends, which is ALWAYS exciting. It means good food, good shopping and good times. I miss the simple pleasures of living in or near a big city. Even growing up in the hill country we were just about 45 minutes from San Antonio. Thankfully we we
A little Friday fact for you today. I practically grew up in Mexico, and I don't like salsa. True story.I think it is primarily because most salsa are on the spicy side. And I don't do spicy. I seriously grew up eating Mexican food several times a week. My family is just outside of San Antonio, I love Mexican food....just don't love salsa. (I have finally come a
I know, I know...it's been the better part of a week since you've heard from me. I guess I was just riding on the wave of the popularity of the blackberry ice cream. But really I've just been going non-stop. I actually have been in the kitchen a bit lately, mainly making guacamole...but no time to take pictures. Caleigh says what..?Friday we had some friends
News flash! Fresh blackberries start to go bad really quickly! I am really sad I didn't get to do the grandiose things I had planed for all of our fresh blackberries we picked last weekend. I wanted to make jam, cobbler, pie...you name it. Sadly, I only had time for ice cream. Okay, you're right. That is NOT a sad thing...there is always time for ice cream. There is no
Thats not really what they are really named. But I thought it was fitting...red brownies on bottom...white icing on top- Heaven and Hell. Really though, these red velvet brownies with white chocolate icing (yes, you read that right), are AH-MAZ-INGGGGGG! I some how come across them on How Sweet It Is (she has some fabulous recipes too!) the other day and quickly added
I've finally been to my first berry patch. Despite the scorching Texas heat, I loved it. Martin's Berry Patch is located in a town nearby us, Hallsville, TX. He primarily has A LOT of blackberries, and about a fourth of his berry patch is blueberries. We stuck with the blackberries, and we came out with a bucket full. By the way, this is a GREAT place to bring kids.Be
Because it's Friday, and I have not provided the type of information you need this week in the kitchen department...you will get my "random ramblings" post. And you will love it. (maybe).1. I was inspired by Kevin and Amanda (another great blog you should read) to get a very versatile lens for my camera. I came across this wonderful quick photography tutorial...because I am
Guess what?My 10 year reunion is in a month and a half. I really did not think I would be one of those people who get all wrapped up trying to look good the last month or two beforehand. But, alas this food blog has not been too kind to my waist line. So I am trying to reverse the past few months over the next 2 months. Honestly, I am friends with most of these people on fa
But, this is not my fault. Not one bit. This would be "The Pioneer Womans" fault...yet again. The recipes she posts are out of this world. When I saw her post this Milky Way Cake on her blog a couple weeks ago, I HAD to make it. You see, there is an Italian Restaurant in Shreveport called Monjunis. It is WONDERFUL...and they have a delicious, moist, oooooeee
Happy Memorial Day everyone! I first have to start by saying a great big THANK YOU to the men and women who serve our country and sacrifice so much to keep us safe! Today is all about you!On our day off, we decided to skip out on the lake for the third day in a row. Giving wrinkles less of a chance of forming on my face, and really just had not done ANYTHING around the house all
Another busy week...another week I have not had the energy to step foot in the kitchen.
I am making it up to you though by showing you Dougs pride and joy - our garden. (I warn you, this post is chocked full of pictures) This is our garden the day he planted it-
And this is our garden a month or two later-
It has become a jungle out there. There are 3 differen
It's Monday. That's all I can really say about that. Super tired. (Okay, I guess that's not all I can say about that).Mondays jolt me into the week way too fast for my liking. I go from sleeping in until 9 to dragging my butt out of bed at 5:45 to rush to spin class. Which I really needed to go to after this delicious treat I made over the weekend.Yeast recipes
I have seen this done a lot on some of my favorite blogs, and thought it is a great idea. Some do the top 100 recipes they want to do, but in particular I have seen one do "30 by 30". 30 recipes that I want to conquer by the time I turn 30. I have just under 2 years to do these, totally attainable goal! Some are hard, some are super easy...but just ones I want to make, take pictu
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There are so many amazing recipes floating around the web out there that I have yet to try. Don’t worry, I have plans to. It’s almost overwhelming the unique ideas. The buttons on my pants scream at me as I come across more and more. I want to come up with new and crazy combinations and ideas myself, but I have things like this sitting at the back of my head.(photo co
Thank you all who entered to win the wonderful Breast Cancer Awareness prizes from Pampered Chef. Again, please feel free to peruse my sisters Pampered Chef Page. You can order online and have your items shipped directly to you. Here is all of the contact information you could possibly need:Website: http://www.pamperedchef.biz/alyssacothran Or you can email her for more informati
Since I have been a slacker on the blog side of things this week with no recipes posted yet, I have decided to make it up to you. Firstly, I promise new recipes coming this weekend. I made something super delicious a few nights ago, but have yet to photograph and actually write the post. Soon, soon.Secondly, well, to be honest, I have no idea what the other thing I was going to t
I am not good at being sick. I whine. A lot.....A lot. And I am a slight hypochondriac. I think I am knocking at deaths door with the slightest sneeze. It is such a travesty too. When you get home from work with your whole weekend ahead of you on Friday afternoon, and you start to feel it. All weekend I was sick, still am. I would whine about allergies, but I don't have your typical "allergi
I have been excited for the chance to post something that is a family recipe for a while. I have been digging for some of my Nanny’s (my moms mom) recipes for a while now. Still the only one I have of hers is her peanut brittle, and for some silly reason I have the desire to keep that one sacred. So when my Mother in-law, Isabel (it truly is still weird for me to say “Isabel” and
I had good intentions of having this post up over the weekend…I really did. But after I made my previous post while sitting in the passenger seat during our long trek to my parents…the car sickness was enough to deter me from trying that again on the way back. I wish I weren’t one of those people who get motion sickness. I am not a good passenger, and unfortunately, I cannot sleep in the car very