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Monday, March 31, 2014

March Bakin' Friends!

I think I just might start each & every blog post with “I can’t believe it’s already…” so why should this post be any different!?  I can’t believe it’s already the last freakin’ day of MARCH.  I literally feel like I blinked and March was gone.  Seriously. 

With the last day of the month comes Bakin Friends reveal!  This month the secret ingredient was mint!  I chose mint mainly because it’s green which totally reminds me of St. Patty’s Day which happens in MARCH…er, something like that! 

This month, I received some fabulous dark chocolate mint brownies!  Ugh – to die for!  One of my very favorite desserts are brownies, so I was beyond pleasantly surprised when I opened the package to find dark, chocolate-y, minty delicious brownies!!  Catherine over at Kitty's Baking Time sent me these delicious treats…and check out the adorable {green!!} basket she sent the treats in…LOVE!  

Thank-you to Catherine for the amazingly delicious treats!  


Does this sound like something YOU would like to join?  Then email me at leahmarie.mackenzie@gmail.com for all the tasty details by APRIL 4th.  

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 21, 2014

foodie blog: Yay or Nay?!

I love me a good food blog.  In fact, that tends to be the only kind of blog I like to read.  The gorgeous pictures, the drool worthy food and the sheer brilliance that some people have to come up with such creative, yet equally delicious foods are amazing!  Not only do I love to read about food, I love to spend my fair share of time in the kitchen.  I try to cook “homemade” meals for dinner and breakfast on the weekends, but it certainly isn’t always easy.  And though I don’t know a ton about food, cooking &/or baking, I know enough {or at least I like to think I do} to make somewhat healthy, Dafney/Hubby approved meals.  Food is something I’ve been passionate about for as long as I can remember.  I was the kid that pretended to have their own cooking show when in the kitchen and loved to make my very own “creations”.  My parents were Saints to eat some of those said “creations”! 

So, for a while now, I’ve pondered starting my very own food blog.  Obviously I could have started this blog at any time, but I really want it to have some meaning.  I want the foods I make/post to be well thought out, {mostly} healthy, quick AND easy, family friendly and most importantly tasty!  And, just when I thought I was ready to start this blog, I realized…I HAVE NO CLUE HOW OR WHERE TO EVEN BEGIN!  I mean, I need to come up with a blog name {I have a few names in mind}, I need to come up with a nice blog look and probably should have some recipes ready to go…

For those of you that have a food blog, how did you start?  Any advice?  Tips?  Or, should I just jump in mouth first and run with it?

On that note...Happy MARCH MADNESS!  OH and happy Friday, too :)