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{weekend notes}

Happy Monday!!

This weekend was kinda blah…I mean in a good way, but kinda lacking anything to really write home about.  Sleeping in.  Sitting in the backyard.  Cooking.  Cleaning.  Baking….lots and lots of baking.

You’ll never guess where we celebrated #nationalbeerday on Friday?



Babies + Kids included.  Spencer was a pretty big deal.


Saturday we lounged all day long.  I mean we straight up wore our PJ’s all day long.  I got some spring cleaning done.  Which makes me so incredibly happy.  I love throwing shit away.  I cooked up a storm.  Bailey baked up a storm.

Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream….OMG!


The start to my New York Times No-Knead Bread




Nikki dropped off mint baking chips for Bay.  She found a recipe within minutes.  I’ve never even heard of Guittard.  Bay is not a big fan of mint….and she polished off almost all the leftover baking chips.  That says a lot!  Hence the ripped up wrinkled



Bay used this recipe {Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies} subing the chips for the Andes mints.




She also baked a batch of GG’s Snickerdoodles for Kissey ♥


Then we got distracted with an invite for one of Liz’s famous martini’s.  I did earn one after all that cleaning and cooking.

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Sunday we woke up and did the same thing.  Slept in.  Watched cartoons.  Cooked.  Told you not much to write home about.


Bay + I tried our luck at homemade pasta.  All I have to say….


You must try this super easy recipe.  I can’t tell you how easy and how good fresh pasta is.  Wish I would have known sooner.


Easy Fresh Pasta

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons water


Here’s what you do:

Place flour on a work surface.  I used my kitchen table since I have tile counter tops.  Sprinkle with salt.  Toss with your fingers.

Make a well in the center of the flour (to keep the egg from running everywhere) pour beaten egg in well.

Quickly combine using your hands.  As the dough starts to come together, add water.  1 tablespoon at a time.

Keep kneading the dough for about 5 minutes.  You want a solid but soft ball of dough.

Place dough in a bowl and cover for 1 hour.

On a floured work surface, divide dough in half and begin rolling as thin as you can.  Really thin.  Using a pizza cutter, cut into strands.

When ready to cook:

Add fresh pasta to a pot of boiling + salted water.  Allow pasta to cook for 3 minutes.

Save 1 cup of pasta water (I like to add a little when using pesto)


I tossed our pasta with my homemade pesto that I made Saturday.  You can find the recipe here {grilled pesto chicken} You can totally sub any nuts for the pine nuts.  I used toasted walnuts that came in my Seka Hills wine club bag.

Roasted carrots with thyme + olive oil + honey + salt + pepper.  One of Bay’s favorites.  She claims that her eyesight gets better with each bite ♥ I’m pretty sure I used to say the same thing at her age!

Oh and my New York Time No-Knead Sourdough Bread.  You guys, this shit is legit.  I actually made this bread once before.


Isn’t she a beauty?


I sent 1/2 the loaf to my parents house this morning.  That shi it dangerous!


And there you have it.  This post was all about food.  Ha.  That’s seriously all we did this weekend, and I’m pretty sure I just proved it to you 🙂

After my carb diet yesterday, I’m back to sugar-free for the week.  I desperately need it.  And I got Sarah P on board too.  She keeps my ass in check.

How was you’re weekend?  Did you #carbload too?  Ha.


xoxo stacyb



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