Modified Bruschetta

If you don’t remember from my older post, Bru-ske-tta, I love Bruschetta and I try to make it all different ways. In Italy, all I did was rub tomatoes and garlic on a piece of toasted bread and add olive oil and basil. Sometimes I use sautéed onions and mushrooms, and sometimes I do it like this..

I started with fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh green onions from the yard.

Next I thinly sliced the tomatoes and onions and tore apart the basil. I always tear basil, and never cut it with a knife.

Next I poured some olive oil on my sliced baguette, and placed the basil down first, followed by the tomato and the green onion on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

I drizzled a little olive oil over the top and popped them in the oven!

And this is how they turned out– toasted and delicious!

It is the end of tomato season for us in Northern California and I am sad to see them go. This is the last fresh tomato dish I will be making for a while, so I had to savor it!

Cupcakes and Sprinkles!

Saturday we drove to Santa Rosa to celebrate my twin nieces 1st birthday. They are the cutest, sweetest girls in the world and my sister-in-law threw them a beautiful party. I had so much fun taking photos of all the goodies! And playing with the girls of course too :)

Homemade Red Velvet Cake Pops! Delish!

My sister in law is an amazing baker and baked all of these goodies herself! 

 She made cookie dough, carrot cake, and root beer float cupcakes. They were all delicious! 

There were square glass vases with floating pink and white daisies on all the tables.

The girls of the hour! Cutest girls you’ve ever seen, right? 

I think she liked her cake. 

Photo of The Week, Week 10


On our way home from Santa Rosa. This spot looked so serene, I just had to roll down the window and snap a shot!

I Heart Travel, Part X, Chicago

Here are some of my favorite photos from my last trip to Chicago, which sadly, was 3 years ago. I have family in Chicago and wish I could visit more often. All of these photos were taken with my little Sony point and shoot.

My dad is a die-hard White Sox fan and wasn’t happy that I chose to go to a Cubs game while I was visiting. I sent him photos of myself standing in front of the Wrigley field sign just to make him cringe ;)

We went on the architectural tour of Chicago and it was such an amazing tour. I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t been to Chicago before!

Millennium Park is such a fun place to walk around.

“The Bean.” You can see the whole city scape in this amazing shiny sculpture.

I can’t wait to go back! Chicago is one of my favorite cities in the world!