when it rains it pours. and that’s exactly what’s been happening all weekend long. but we did manage a quick trip to atlanta to pick up one of our kiddos from the airport. on the way home i made the discovery of the decade. at least for me. one of my favorite restaurants from our texas days is open for business in marietta! it’s tex-mex fare and way back in the 90’s they made THE BEST fajitas ever. ’nuff said. next trip down to atlanta you know where to find me. let’s hope pappacito’s lives up to my memory. guacamole, here i come.
in the meantime, we dodged the raindrops and squeezed in a photo shoot. and, to mr. style’s wonder and delight, i broke down and made a delicious cake he’d been hankering for. it’s from a cookbook written by helene henderson the owner of a restaurant named malibu farm. located in, wait for it, malibu, ca. i met helene last year on the chico’s hello i’m fabulous photo shoot. and since cookbooks are a thing of mine i couldn’t wait until i scooped up a copy of malibu farm cookbook. there’s page after page of wonderful, easy recipes with a farm to table concept. here’s the cake recipe:
bay leaf-scented yogurt cake
6 small fresh bay leaves
zest of 1 lemon
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup yogurt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
in a food processor, make your bay leaf-scented sugar by processing the bay leaves and lemon zest in the sugar until pulverized.
cream the bay leaf-scented sugar with the butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until soft and fluffy. add the eggs and yogurt. then sift in the remaining dry ingredients and combine.
pour the batter into a buttered and floured cake pan, and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
Icing: 1 cup powdered sugar with a few drops of lemon juice until you reach the desired consistency. Garnish with whipped cream and berries.
labels: denim Ann Taylor; sweater (similar here); coatigan BB Dakota (similar here and here); booties Nine West; tote 1.2.3 (sold out, similar here and here); lipstick Lana
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I’m not a necklasse person. My favourite piece of jewels are bracelets but still don’t wear often.
No matter that I love the way your pearls’ necklasses look, on that outfit.
i’m channeling chanel today with all of my layered pearls! they were just the ticket to perk this outfit up! always love to hear from you, maria!
Pretty look! I really like the coatigan. Did it come with a belt you removed? Love it. I don’t eat cake any more, but that sounds scrumptious! Right up my alley. Thanks for the recipe!
the coatigan does have a belt that i removed. not sure if you remember, but this is one of the first items i scored locally here in athens and wore it over a dress last year.
i’m bummed to hear cake is off your list ‘cuz this one is quite tasty!
Love this outfit! You know you always have me scurrying to my closet to see if I can replicate your OOTD. You are carrying my favorite patent bag. Sadly, cake and other goodies are gone from my diet but this recipe looks yummy. However, fajitas and guacamole made the cut…nom, nom… xoxo
thank goodness fajitas and guacamole are still on your menu selections. i could literally make a meal out of margaritas, guacamole and chips…
FABULOUS AND GLUTEN FREE AS WELL!!!!!!!!
and it’s delicious! i hope you try it.
Channeling Coco (pun intended). The pearls are great. Also love the boots. Please give us the name of the place for fajitas. My stepson and his family just moved back to Atlanta and would love to know about that restaurant. BTW, I lived in Marietta for 23 years and my daughter, step son and step daughter graduated from UGA. I love Athens!
nina! we have way too many things in common. don’t you just love it! and you know firsthand what a terrific town athens is. the name of the restaurant in marietta is pappacito’s. i can’t wait to pay a visit!
Yes, I remember. Pappacito’s is owned by Pappadeaux’s chain on Windy Hill Rd. The latter is here is Albuquerque, but not the former. Hope we can meet some day!
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