Breakfast Buddies: Savory Ham and Cheese Muffins January 11, 2015

Breakfast Buddies: Savory Ham and Cheese Muffins



Lots of leftover ham in the fridge from the holidays? And you don't know what to do with them? Fret no more. Here's an idea - why don't you bake ham and cheese muffins today? Yeah? These muffins don't look much on the photos but I swear, these are the bomb!

Cookie Roundup January 9, 2015

Cookie Roundup


Cookies are some of the easiest baked goodies to make. Here are some of the best recipes that have been tried and tested here on The Elba Diaries. Click on the images below to go to the full posts and detailed recipes. Enjoy! :)

2014 Favorites January 8, 2015

2014 Favorites


I wasn't sure if a post on 2014 favorites would be a good idea but I thought that it would be nice to compare favorites year after year and see if anything's changed taste and flavor-wise. Last year was mostly chocolate and macarons. Hehe. I hope you find something here that tickles your fancy and inspires you to try it at home.

S'mores Cupcakes January 7, 2015

S'mores Cupcakes





Graham cracker crust, chocolate cake, meringue frosting, and more chocolate. Yep, time for some s'mores! Ina came over for a baking sesh a few months ago and we made these s'mores cupcakes AND some vanilla-lemon curd cupcakes that are going up on the website next week. Now that I think about it, we didn't take photos of us baking, tsk tsk. Next time for sure.

Lemon Linguine with Jumbo Shrimp January 4, 2015

Lemon Linguine with Jumbo Shrimp



One of the best things that happened to me last 2014 was that I learned how to cook - none of the complicated shiz, just easy and edible meals, and eggs (hehe). I never thought I'd learn how to cook. I was really bad in the kitchen I couldn't fry a sunny-side-up egg properly to save my life. But now I can cook. It doesn't always come out right - I once ended up with super salty, nearly inedible cajun chicken. It's a process and one I intend to make good on this year. So if you think you can't cook, there is still hope! So let's start 2015 with a very easy pasta recipe.