A Slice of My Life – Week 42

October 22, 2012

How was your week everyone??  I did lots of cooking, more than usual.  I catered a party for a neighbor and had a dinner party on the same night.  Thankfully, years of multi-tasking in the kitchen made this possible.

Banana peanut butter bread from the new Baked cookbook just because.  I let this have an extra 5 minutes in the oven because I often underbake quick breads out of fear of overbaking them.  I thought I had, in fact, overbaked this one because the outside was rather dark.  But nope, nice and moist inside.

Randy was out of town two nights.  Dinner for one.

I met Tracy and Denise at our friend Allison’s restaurant Homeroom.  It is a mac and cheese restaurant with plenty of other delicious things too.

Spicy mac.  Sooooooo good.

Graham had a sick day this week.  No other symptoms besides a fever, thankfully.

I decided to make an apple cake for the catered party and decided on this one.  I posed this question on Instagram (I’m @danatreat), does anyone else hold their breath when they release a Bundt cake from its pan?  I do every time.

Found in a random box.  Not our official wedding portrait but taken on our wedding day. Ten years!

Salted Caramel Ice Cream.  Nothing else to say about that one.

The chocolate chip cookies I love so desperately.

Just because I won’t eat figs doesn’t mean I won’t cook with them.  These are marinated in balsamic vinegar, sugar, and water and then seared.  Served with greens and Camembert.

Pumpkin patch!

Stinson Beach.  Can’t wait to go back there.

Both my boys have awesome hair.  Spencer always has bed head.

Hide your candy!

Tomatoes and even a few strawberries from the garden.


  1. The figs look amazing! Beautiful photo!

    Comment by kate — October 23, 2012 @ 1:13 am

  2. I’m so glad you’re back to catering! That was quick. :)

    Where is that salted caramel ice cream recipe from??? I want it.

    Comment by Joanne — October 23, 2012 @ 1:44 am

  3. A mac and cheese restaurant? I may just need to come and visit! I also really like the floor lamp next to Darth Vadar :)

    Comment by Ele — October 23, 2012 @ 6:46 am

  4. Dana,
    I love your blog and have been reading it for a while! Your boys are adorable and your pictures of life and food are amazing ! I love that you moved to Oakland – my brother lives there ( in Rockridge) and I often recognize places you post! Are you closer to Berkely or right near Rockridge? I love the lake + path you posted a few weeks ago as well as the beautiful hills and amazing views!
    So happy for you!

    Comment by The Healthy Hostess — October 24, 2012 @ 2:17 am

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