The Gender Cake II

by HEAB on February 23, 2012

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When I was pregnant with Summer, and we found out she was a girl, I made this cake to share the news with family…

And in honor of our baby girl, Carolyn, one of my best buds, made the infamous VaJayJay Cake

Note to self: buy Strawberry Whoppers.  Those were good!

Today, I present you with our second gender cake…

We found out today that we’re having a boy and a girl, and we could not be more excited!

For the pink layer I mixed half the cake batter with 5 large strawberries in the food processor, and for the blue layer, I stirred in 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries after letting them thaw for a bit.

The frosting was easy.  Using a mixer, combine 2 sticks of softened butter with 8 ounces cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, and 2 tsp vanilla extract.

And yes, we have the names picked out, but they’re top secret.

Oh, and just because Carolyn dared me, I christen the above cake The Peengina. ;)


Lisa February 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Ahhhhh….how exciting!!!

Em (Wine and Butter) February 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I hope – in her teenage years – you make the cake that was baked for Summer VERY clear to all her friends!!


Christin@purplebirdblog February 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm

YES! This is what I was hoping for you, Heather! xoxo

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Thanks Christin. I had a feeling it was a boy and a girl. :)

Mandy February 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm

WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! What a magical time for you and your family! So so so so happy and excited for you. This just made my afternoon. Gonna go squeeze Ian a little tighter now. xo

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Thanks Mandy. :)

brandi February 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

yay yay yay!!! i’m so excited for you guys :)

liz dean February 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

WOO HOO!!!!!!!! That’s so fun!!!! I’m so excited for you guys!!!! :)

Katie February 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Congrats on the boy and girl coming! SO exciting! I just think its so cool you are having twins!!! I am so happy for you Heather! <3

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Thanks Katie. I think so too. :)

Alaina February 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

The cakes are such a cute idea!! Congratulations on the boy and girl!! :-)

Bid February 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Yay peengina!!!

Margarita February 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

OMG! How exciting!! Congratulations to both of you! :)

Leah February 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Congrats HEAB! That’s so exciting!

janetha February 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

AH! congrats, that’s the best!

Nolita February 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Oh how perfect, Heather! FYI, I am tempted to make that cake (and I am not expecting). So happy for you and your family!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Do it. The cake was so yummy. :)

Whitney February 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm

How fun!! Congrats!

j3nn February 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Oh my GOODNESS! Congrats, Heather + CD + Summer!! A boy and a girl… that’s so lucky. My husband has younger twin siblings; they’re boy/girl and look NOTHING alike. It’s hard to believe they are even related, lol.

sarah r February 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Holy moly. I still can’t believe you are having twins. And one of each, how awesome is that?! Congrats again!

Nancy February 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Love it!!! Congratulations!

Lou February 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

ARRRRRRRGH! Heather that’s amazing… one of each = perfect! LOVE the Peegina, looks delicious (that feels so wrong to type, but ya know what I mean!) Much love to you and the (growing) family x

Shelby February 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

If I were to ever go crazy and change my mind about having kids, I would want boy and girl twins :) Congratulations Heather, I seriously feel giddy just thinking about it!

That cake though, ugh send it over here! Sounds absolutely scrumptious! Love the name too, peengina! My personal fav for combining the two, er, parts would be Vageenis ;)

Bid February 24, 2012 at 5:59 am

Heather i think you should whip up a “Vageenis” PIE version… A pie would be totally appropriate!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Haha – I dare YOU! ;)

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Thanks so much Shelby, and cracking up at Vageenis. Love it. :)

Cara (Twinthusiast) February 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Congratulations, Heather! What fabulous news. Let me know if you ever want to have a chat about gear! Hope you’re feeling great. :)

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Thank you. I have read your gear tab, and it was so helpful. Reminds me that I need to order Dr. Weissbluth’s twin book. His original book helped us so much!

Alison February 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

HOW FUN! One of each! Congrats!!

Meagan February 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Heather! Great news. My brother and sister in law are expecting twins BUT they’re identical. I can so relate to your posts since I am going to be an aunt for the first time to TWINS! I can’t believe it :) We don’t know if they are boys or girls yet, but I am hoping for twin boys. How adorable! Great to hear your news :) Summer will be so fortunate to have a new brother and sister!!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm

That is so exciting. Congrats to you and your brother and sis-in-law! :)

Mal February 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Yay! Congratulations!

Robyn Jones Clark February 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm

i’m so super dooper excited about boy and girl demetra! ;) i’m already working on a ideas in my head for prints! :)

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I love it. Almost done with a little photo wall I made in Summer’s room. Will send you a photo when all pictures are up. Your print is the centerpiece. We love it so much! :)

Erica February 23, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Ahhhhh congrats

Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Oh my goodness!! Congratulations!!!!

Greta @ Staying Lost February 23, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you, and I love reading your updates.

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Thanks Greta. :)

Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 23, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Congrats Heather, that will be so much fun! Beautiful cake, too :)

Stepheny February 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Congratulations to you! The cake looks delicious as well – thanks for sharing the recipe!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Stepheny, You’re welcome. Hope you try the cake soon – it was so good! :)

kimberly guy mason February 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

heather! oh my, i could not be more thrilled for you! i always wanted twins – one boy, one girl! i will have to live vicariously through you! as a mom of both girls and a boy, there are neat differences between the two and i am so glad you will experience both! love you! kimberly

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Thanks so much Kimberly. We’re so excited and happy to have one of each.

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Yes! Perfect! The girls will still out number the boys! Congratulations to your beautiful family!

Anna @ On Anna's Plate February 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm

One of each– how exciting!!! Summer is going to love being an older sister to both a boy AND a girl!!

Cecilia February 23, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Congratulations! Exciting news!:)

Tabitha February 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Twins? Oh how utterly magical, what a wonderful family you have brought into being.

Ana February 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Congratulations Heather!!! So happy for you all!!
One boy and one girl, that is awesome!
And you are so funny, the name of the cake is hilarious! :-)

Felicia February 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm

so exciting!! congratulations again heather and CD!!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Thanks Felicia. :)

lindsay February 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

wait wait, twins?!! Is that right?! Holy Bejeesus congrats! full house coming up. Love it!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Yep, two babies. :)

Mandy February 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Oh my gosh, what a good mix! Congratulations! :D

STUFT Mama February 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Hey hey hey!!! :) Awesome! Oh Heather… so much fun! We never found out the sexes and we totally thought it was a boy and a girl. oops. :) (Poor Judah- we were convinced he was a girl.) We kept our names top secret too! So glad you are choosing to do that! Is it weird I want to give you a big giant hug right now? (Maybe you shouldn’t answer that.)
Printing this recipe now because it looks absolutely delicious!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Kristin, no, not at all. I would love a hug from you. :)

Jennie (the gf-gf) February 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

So exciting, and what a fun (and tasty) way to announce it! I love that recipe, too, almond flour is the best :-)

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I agree. Love almond flour cakes. Well, almond flour anything. So good!

Stephanie February 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Oh YAY! How fabulously planned! ;) This is so much fun!

Jill February 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I was really hoping that you were having one of each-so excited for you!!!
Unfortunately I don’t feel like I’m psychic enough to predict what letter their names will start with this time ;-)

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Haha, forgot about your “S” prediction. :)

Michaela February 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm

so happy for you guys :)
As always, I love your sense of humor!!

Kate February 23, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Yay, Heaby! How fun! :)

Jenn (eating bender) February 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm

How wonderful is that?! Congratulations! I love the peengina cake. Looks delicious. :)

Jessy Keim February 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Congratulations!!!!!! I’m SO happy for you!

dorry February 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm

congratulations! that’s the best of all worlds having a baby boy & a baby girl – Summer gets a brother & a sister. <3

and that peengina cake looks so good! ;) I want a slice.

Samantha February 23, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Ha ha! The peegina cake is wonderful! (and sounds great!) Congrats on a boy AND a girl!

Kari @ bite-sized thoughts February 23, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Congratulations! What exciting news. And I very much like the cake name :D

Lara February 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

The Peengina…awesome. I am so, so excited for your family :) Many hugs and congratulations! Summer is going to be a great big sister <3

Melissa @TryingtoHeal February 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm

yay!!!! one of each!!! That little boy is going to have two great sisters to look after!

Katie February 23, 2012 at 7:09 pm

The nerd in me comes out again…So this means fraternal twins, which from a nature vs. nurture standpoint is SO FASCINATING!!! I can’t wait to see them!! I’m going to try really hard to not bombard you with questions as they grow up. My brothers are identical twins, which is fascinating also. This whole thing…I’m such a nerd.

Also, the vajayjay cake makes me smile so huge. I love it.

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Love it. I read a fascinating book several months ago, and it was based on twin studies (Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids), and it was fascinating. Have always been interested in reading/learning about twins. It was fate. :)

ClaireRoseC February 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm

That’s fabulous! Congratulations :-D

Ida February 23, 2012 at 7:32 pm

How exciting! And that cake looks really yummy.

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Ida, it was. :)

steph February 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I have a twin brother and I love love love it! Boy/Girl twins are the best! We have such a good relationship! Congrats!! :)

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Thanks Steph. I love hearing about twin love from twins themselves. Makes me happy. :)

Erin February 23, 2012 at 8:03 pm


Natalie February 23, 2012 at 8:28 pm

awww that is amazing!! You got the best of both worlds!! And Summer won’t get 2 brothers or 2 sisters but one of each!! :) Congrats! I love the cake.

Candy @ Healthy In Candy Land February 23, 2012 at 8:29 pm

That is awesome news! Yay!
That cake recipe sounds awesome too! I love that it is gluten free (yahoo!) and minimal sugar. Only 10 months until my birthday!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:50 pm

No need to wait 10 months. Make it now! The cake was delicious and didn’t last long at all. I want another one. :)

Holly February 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Congratulations Heather, CD and Summer! This is such exciting news!

Coco February 23, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Yay! The best of both worlds ;-) Summer gets a brother AND a sister–it’s like winning the lottery!

Annie February 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm

So happy for you and CD. Over the moon!! Twins are the best… praying for another safe delivery… what a special time in your life… slow down.. take it all in.. savor every moment.. Life is Good!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Thanks so much Annie. :)

Dayna February 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Oh wow, congratulations are in order! You’re going have so much fun!

Jen February 23, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Congratulations! That is SO exciting. I can’t wait to read more of your journey.
I’m drooling over that cake.

Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Aw, how exciting!!! I’ve always thought it would be perfect to have boy and girl twins. Congratulations! And that cake looks absolutely delicious. Love the name, hahaha.

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm


Lee February 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Congrats on the peengina!

Kami February 23, 2012 at 9:42 pm


Kami February 23, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I was SO hoping for this! Congrats again ;-)

dawn February 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Congratulations, Heather! And CD and Summer!
what fun you will have !

Kay February 23, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I have boy/girl twins that are almost 24 years old! It has really been a blessing. They could not be more opposite. Matthew is a brunette with green eyes, about 6’5 and 220 lbs. Taryn is blonde with blue eyes and about 5’6 and 130 lbs. He is nice, she is mean:)
Matthew weighed almost 2 full lbs more at birth. He was 7. 6 and Taryn was 5.10. 13 lbs of baby:) At 6 months people just thought they were 9 months apart and I was crazy!
Enjoy every second!!!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Thanks for sharing. I am so curious as to whether the twins will look alike or not and whether they will look like their older sister. We can’t wait to meet them and find out. Hope they’re both nice. ;)

Marcia @Frugal Healthy Simple February 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Congratulations!! I have a boy and am having a second boy. Boys are FUN!!

Love the cake.

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I grew up with two brothers, and I have to say I agree with you. We’re really excited about having a little boy. :)

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm

P.S. Congrats to you too! :)

Heather February 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Congrats Heab thats soo exciting!!!

Health Bee February 23, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Congrats, Heather, CD & Summer! So happy for you guys!

Mama Pea February 23, 2012 at 11:42 pm


I can’t wait to meet Summer’s brother and sister :)

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Mama Pea,
They can’t wait to meet you. Summer too. She only knows you as the tutu sender. :)

Marty February 23, 2012 at 11:49 pm

How exciting!!!!! I’m so happy for you, CD and Summer! Big sister! Whoohoo! Xoxo

Kerry @ Totes My Oats February 23, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Congratulations!!! That is such exciting news! Summer gets to have a brother and a sister!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 24, 2012 at 1:24 am

Well how perfect!!!! And now you don’t need to wonder if they’re identical or fraternal. Although Scott has siblings that are boy/girl twins and people used to ask them he told me if they were identical or fraternal…lol


HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Yeah, I’ve already had people ask me if they are identical. Hehe.

nikki February 24, 2012 at 1:30 am

Boy and a girl! That is exciting!! I am so happy for you, CD and Summer!!
The cake looks delish too!

Sophie February 24, 2012 at 2:54 am

Congradulations! How exciting-and for Summer to be getting both a sister & brother!

Will have to make that cake!

Hannah February 24, 2012 at 3:40 am

Oh Heather, how ecstatically wonderful!! So thrilled for you all, though pleased that women will still hold the balance of power in you household :P

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Me too. Gotta keep those boys in line! :)

Maria February 24, 2012 at 6:50 am

CONGRATS!!! A boy and a girl are sooo perfect for your family! Your cake looks great too. I couldn’t be more thrilled for you guys :D

Kellie February 24, 2012 at 7:24 am

Blessings on your sweet family! That is AWESOME news!

Gina @ Oatsandbeansandbabygrow February 24, 2012 at 7:55 am

How wonderful!! Congratulations!! Twice :)

Joss February 24, 2012 at 9:28 am

What an amazing blessings!!! Congratz!

p.s love all the cakes!

Samantha Angela February 24, 2012 at 9:52 am

Congratulations! That’s really exciting!

Rebecca @ All-American Vegetarian February 24, 2012 at 9:59 am

You’re expecting one of each – I had a feeling b/c of all the cravings you’ve beeh having.
You’re cake is beautiful. I will admit, I blushed slightly when I saw the VaJayJay Cake :)
Congratulations once again!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Thank you! I suspected too and have always felt boy/girl. I just knew it. :)

Jonna February 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

Hi Heather, Congratulations!!!!! How exciting. We, too, have boy/girl twins and they are the best of friends and love their older brother as well!
Best to you all! Jonna

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Thanks Jonna. I hear so many positive things from other parents of twins. We’re so excited! :)

Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life February 24, 2012 at 10:12 am

Congrats!! So super excited for you and CD!

juniakk @ mis pensamientos February 24, 2012 at 10:27 am

congratulations heather!!! awwww a boy-girl set of twins is going to be so much fun. :) hugs.

Allison February 24, 2012 at 10:36 am

That’s awesome! My brother and sister in law just had boy-twins and they are the cutest things ever. All the best to the FIVE of you!

the delicate place February 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

that cake looks really really good! ha peengina?! you are the best mama of soon to be three?! CD won’t be outnumbered any more :)

Sarah @ See Sarah Eat February 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Yay, that is so awesome!!! It would have been awesome no matter what but I think one of each is just going to be so much fun :) Congrats!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Thanks Sarah,
I think so too. :)

Meghan @ Making Love In the Kitchen February 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Twins!? Double the fun – double the trouble! What FUNderwear! Congratulations!

Alex @ Raw Recovery February 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Congratulations! I did actually laugh out loud reading the word “peengina.” Hilarious.

Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco February 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! You are so wonderful, Heather. ;)

elyse February 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm

congratulations, heather! i have a twin brother, and i can tell you it’s a wonderful way to go through life! they will always have each other in a way that non-twins can never understand.

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I’ve heard the best things about raising twins from people who are twins themselves, and it makes me so happy. :)

Alyssa February 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Yay! Congratulations!!!!!!!!
Summer will have a partner in crime, and the li’l guy, well, he’ll be completely outnumbered, lol!
So happy for you!

Ameena February 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Congrats Heather! Talk about a perfect family. So happy for you!

Rachel @ I'm Loving Today February 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Ahhhh… congratulations! A boy AND a girl?! You get the best of both worlds!!! I love boy-and-girl sets of twins… so precious. Congrats again! :)

(P.S. SUCH a cute idea with the cake)

Deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever February 24, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Congratulatons, what a fun family you will have. So sweet.

Colleen Stewart February 24, 2012 at 8:05 pm

How perfect!! So excited for you Heather!!!! Congratulations to you and your family :)

Monica February 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Ahhhhh that is so exciting! Congrats!

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli February 25, 2012 at 8:35 am

How exciting! And? You’ll never have to try to guess which one is which! Hahaha! Congratulations my sweet friend! I couldn’t be happier for you and your family.

And that cake looks almond-azing! Sorry, had to! ;)

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Thanks Heather, and it was pretty darn almond-azing. :)

Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 25, 2012 at 9:15 am

TWINS?!?! Omg congratulations!!!

Emily February 25, 2012 at 10:27 am

Heather, congrats. I am so happy for you and the family.

I know you’re a super busy mom right now, but can I send you a private message? I don’t have any questions, but I have a little story I want to share with you if you have time. Reading your blog has changed my life in a way I did not expect a blog could and I want to tell you how you have helped me without even knowing. :)

If this isn’t something that can happen– totally understand. I will be reading!

Brittnie February 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I love the cake! How exciting… congrats!

chelsea February 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Clearly I have been MIA….Holy cow lady!!!!!!! I am like over the moon for you! I actually had to re read your posts to make sure I read that right! TWINS!!!!!!!!! eep and I thought I had my hands full with my 3 year old and 6 month old!
Congrats congrats congrats!! <3 when is your due date? I know twins come earlier….so happy to be able to follow this journey with you!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Thanks so much Chelsea! I’m due July 21 but was told the twins will probably arrive in June. We’re excited. :)

Angela @ Happy Fit Mama February 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Congratulations! As a Mama of boy/girl twins, I want to welcome you to the club. I think we are quite special! ;) Any children are a blessing but having b/g twins is pretty cool. I wish I would have done a peengina cake when we found out!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Thanks Angela. I’m excited about becoming a member…and it’s never too late for a peengina cake! ;)

Cinnamon February 25, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Hello~ I just happened upon your blogsite. Such a beautiful family and congratulations on expecting twins. What a double treat :-)

Thank you for listing all your recipes. I am enjoying looking them over and eager to try some out.


HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Thanks so much for reading Cinnamon, and I’m glad you found me. Hope you enjoy the recipes! :)

Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood February 25, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Awww, so sweet! The best of both worlds ;)

Jess@atasteofconfidence February 25, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Congratulations! So cute, love that idea.

Emily February 25, 2012 at 8:16 pm

AW thanks for replying, Heather!
my cousins are twins (girls) and I loved caring for them when i was growing up!

HEAB February 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Emily, and thank you for your sweet email. I hear only good things about having and caring for twins. We can’t wait. :)

jenny February 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Oh my gosh, both a boy and a girl!!!!! Exciting beyond belief!!!

Jasper February 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm

What a totally fun time (and busy) it’s gunna be for you!!!!

Sarah February 25, 2012 at 10:32 pm


Kristen @ Mind Your Bees and Trees February 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Oh my gosh soooooo exciting!!! Congratulations! And I love the name of the cake….hahahaha :)

Erika - The Teenage Taste February 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Ahhhhh! Congratulations, Heather! I can’t wait to hear what you are thinking of for names! :-D

Pure2raw twins February 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm

YAY!!!! how exciting boy and girl twins…so happy for your guys

and love this idea for a cake

Katie February 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

Ahhh congratulations!!!

Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City February 27, 2012 at 12:32 pm

so adorable! congrats on your growing family!!

Burnsy February 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Heather – I’m a little behind with all of your posting goodness so here’s my catch-up:
1) Congrats on a boy and a girl! That is SO exciting and wish you all the best!
2) I baked three loaves of your sourdough bread this weekend. I followed your recipe using Bob’s Red Mill Potatoe flakes and Evaporated Can Juice sugar and it was absolutely amazing! All my boys (especially my 1-year-old) absolutely love it and insist that I have finally found the home-made sandwich bread for school lunches (which they are so grateful for because I’ve put them through some interesting bread recipe tests). What amazes me is that even two days later it is SO soft! Thank you so much for sharing that recipe! Maybe some day I’ll try it with maple syrup but I have the feeling it would just be funky. If I do, I’ll let you know. I’m feeding the starter today and making more tomorrow!
3) I’m going to take a peek at the cocoa granola you use in your new oatie recipe and see if I can tweak my home-made granola recipe to match it. If you don’t already have a fabulous granola recipe, check out ‘Penni’s Granola’ on my blog recipe page because it is to die for! Throw in some berries (goji, raspberries) a little coconut milk and almond milk and it is to die for for a snack or breakfast! Also, I’ve made your oaties as a no-bake option with some butter and adding a little Chocolate Sun Warrior protein powder and a touch of cocoa powder and they are amazing. We always have a version of your oaties in our house. Love ‘em!
4) I read your random tidbits about yourself and laughed to myself because my husband thinks I look like Jennifer Connolly and he always talks about how much he was in love with her from our Labrynth days. People may think I’m nuts, but I totally had a crush on David Bowie in that show. For some reason, even with his crazy British teeth, I still crush on him when I watch that show! And I’ve had a few people when I’m out and about tell me I look like Zoey Daschanel. Random that you picked the two gals that people relate me to!
Thanks as always!

HEAB February 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm

OK, so jealous people tell you you look like Jennifer Connelly and Zooey Deschanel. Oh my gosh, they’re both beautiful. Lucky you!

I’m go glad the sourdough is kid approved. It is really amazing bread. We love it too, and it makes a great gift as well. Every week when I make it, I usually end up giving one or two loaves away. Also happy to hear that the Oaties are a regular in your household. That makes me happy.

Hope you have a good week Burnsy and thanks for your thoughtful comment. :)

Aylin @ Glow Kitchen February 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm


Carrie Purchase February 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Congrats! That cake cracks me up!

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