Married to a baker...

Steve currently does not have a food blog (although we are trying to get him started on one) but has invented an amazing recipe. it took 3 tries to get it perfect. The first two... tasty...
#1 he set out to make a cookie... turned into a "mat" of muffinny goodness
#2 tried a "cupcake" version... looked like upside-down top hats. Yummy, but ugly.
#3. Perfect. Good, very good. Here it is:

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins


-2 cups AP flour

-2 tsp Baking Powder

-1 tsp Baking Soda

-1 heavy pinch salt

-1 tsp spices (1/2 tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ground ginger, ¼ tsp ground nutmeg)


-1 stick of unsalted butter, melted

-1 cup cooked oatmeal (I used rolled oats cooked with 1 part oats, 1 part 2% milk, 1 part water)

-3/4 cup brown sugar

-1 egg

-1 egg yolk

-1 tsp vanilla extract

-2 cups “extras” (I used raisins. Nuts, chocolate chips, or whatever would work. Becky thinks Pecans and sub a little maple syrup for some of the brown sugar would be lovely.)

-Oven: 350°

-Sift all the dry stuff together. Use a food processor if you want to keep the mess to a minimum.

-Melt the butter. Make sure it’s only a little warmer than body temp and whisk in the egg and egg yolk. Add the vanilla and the brown sugar and whisk ‘till smooth. Stir in the extras.

-Pour the dry stuff into a bowl. Dump the wet stuff on top. Stir JUST TILL COMBINED. Let it stay lumpy. Portion into a greased muffin tin.

-Bake for 18-20 minutes or ‘till a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

-De-pan, cool, eat. Be happy. <3>


The finished product:


2009 a summary.

Thought I'd do a brief photo summary of good ol' '09:


The Beach in San Diego With Friends



Ada's First Birthday

Update Picture for Family




Visit from Fam

Disneyland with Liz



Epic trip to Black Mt

Easter Trip to Modesto



Goodbye to Dachtlers :(

Helly S



Farmer's Market in Redlands

Augies <3
Summer at Tahquitz



More Augies.

Steve's Birthday

The Epic trip to Nebraska

By Way of Nevada

And Utah

And Colorado (hi Sue!)



Stephen and Amelia got Married :)

Then, Back to Modesto for a reception.



Liz Birthday...Disneyland Again!

Our 2nd Anniversary (the only pic I took!) Yummy dinner and a weekend getaway <3

Summer Staff Fun Trip to 6 Flags!



San Diego Wild Animal Park

Learning to Cook Vegan

Purchased the "new" truck

Super Yummy Dinner With The Tates and meeting Baby Miles

Trip to Knott's Berry Farm With Jaime and Seth!



Last days at Tahquitz: October Birthdays Party!

Last Looks Photo trip

Meeting Amy

No Pictures of the Move...

Concert in SF



Thanksgiving with Family...



Christmas With The Fam

Ask us about this sometime...

Steve's Dad and Granddad... See the resemblance?

Took Family Pictures for a group of 17. the day after Christmas...
Fun Times
All in all, it's been a good year. <3