Archive for February, 2013

February 26th, 2013

Fluffy Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

by Chrissy

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These sweet little engagement party cupcakes were such a hit with our friends. And yes, they are as good as they look! Probably even better, since me + a pastry bag of frosting = a little bit sketchy.

My sister has already requested them for her baby shower, next month.

Apparently, we do catering now. Keep it rollin’. We take requests. We just need to work on the space issue. After all, we do reside in a very little…yellow…kitchen.… Read more...

February 25th, 2013

A weekend to remember {engagement party & more}

by Lauren


Chris and I had our engagement party this weekend and we never could have imagined the outpouring of love, excitement and genuine friendship that we had this weekend.

Nearly 40 of our closest friends (+ a little family) from all over California and all parts of our lives came together to celebrate with us and it was so much fun.


Our amazing friend (and bridesmaid!) Darci made some beautiful centerpieces and a scrapbook for people to write in. The centerpieces … Read more...

February 21st, 2013

Green Egg Stack {with Kale & Herb Spread}

by Chrissy

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Happy Friday, friends!

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This 4-day work week couldn’t have gone by slowerrrr. For real.

What’s with that? I blame it on the wintery months. Spring, you can come out of hiding now!

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Before you start your weekend, be sure to grab these ingredients from the store, so that you can look forward to a tasty brunch.

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This might be a no brainer, but don’t forget the mimosa makings.

No brunch is complete without a little bubby and orange juice … Read more...

February 19th, 2013

Honey Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Crostini and Gorgonzola & Honey Endive Spears {Plus a live TV cooking segment!}

by Lauren


We have a very special treat for you. TWO recipes in one post and a live TV cooking segment featuring the LYK!

This was our third time on San Diego Living and yet again, we had such a great time doing the show with our buddy Marc Bailey (scroll down to see the video!).


We made a couple of appetizers featuring honey on the show today.

The first was a Honey Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Crostini with arugula.


The …

February 18th, 2013

Dark Chocolate Banana Bread {with Coconut}

by Chrissy

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Let me break it down for you, real quick: banana + dark chocolate = ah-mazing.

But, banana + dark chocolate + coconut = heaven!

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Seriously, this banana bread is quite the treat.

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Have you ever had a frozen chocolate-covered banana?

I sure hope you said,  “duh”.

This totally reminds me of those treasures, except just imagine that it was dipped in a layer of coconut.

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Besides the shredded coconut, the coconut oil is a key player in this recipe. … Read more...