Life of a Wallflower Part 8 – Davis Wedding

I mentioned that I went to a college friend’s wedding, but I haven’t had the time to share some photos of their special day. You’ll get to see what I saw in this post =)

It was so amazing with DIY decorations for an outdoor Hawaiian themed wedding. The weather was perfect too! I was so worried that it was going to be super hot. Living in Davis for four years, I knew that late spring until late fall, the temperatures could be over 100oF. Luckily, that wasn’t the case.

Emily (from Emily’s Daily) and I helped set up a few of the tables. The bride did such a great job drawing out the plans that we knew exactly how to set up everything the way she wanted it. The sign was hand painted.


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My Writing Process Blog Tour

About two weeks ago, Jess from Cooking Is My Sport asked me if I’d be interested in participating in My Writing Process Blog Tour. If you haven’t stopped by Jess’s blog before, you should. She has the most amazing food photos and recipes plus she’s working on recipes inspired by Game of Thrones. If you’re a fan of the show, you would love her recipes. =)

Anyways, I’ve never heard of My Writing Process Blog Tour before, but after Jess explained to me what it was, I immediately told her I was interested.

Basically, all you have to do is answer a few questions about what inspires you to write and what your writing process is like. Then you nominate three other bloggers to participate.


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Life of a Wallflower Part 7 – Playing the Tourist

It’s been one of those weeks… The kitchen pipe burst, water spilled everywhere, and it’s taking awhile for the landlord to fix the issue…  

But anyway, how was everyone’s Mother’s Day weekend? This post comes a little late but I’ve been so busy these last few days I haven’t had time to write. On top of that, it’s been soo hot in San Francisco. I don’t want to cook or do anything that generates heat. All I want to do is eat cold watermelon and drink icy water.

I’ll leave you with photos of my weekend and parts of my #100HappyDays week. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen some of these photos already. =)

We have guests from Australia visiting. And since we live in San Francisco, we played tour guides to San Francisco’s famous landmarks. Although to be honest, I was playing the part of the tourist.

We visited the Golden Gate Bridge to take pictures. Living in SF, I rarely do touristy activities like visiting the bridge, or Fisherman’s Wharf, or Chinatown. I avoid these places because it’s too crowded.


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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Creamy shredded chicken with sweet dried cranberries, crunchy celery, and chopped pecan in every bite. Simple to make and healthy, this tasty chicken salad can be a quick afternoon snack or meal.

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Cooking with a Wallflower

Yup! That’s right! I have another quick and easy recipe for you! And if you’re on a gluten free diet, this will be totally perfect for you too =)

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Baked Egg Topped with Asparagus on Toast

Baked egg with yolk oozing from the center and melted mozzarella on toast topped with asparagus. A tasty breakfast filled with protein, the perfect healthy way to begin the day.

Baked Egg Topped with Asparagus on Toast | Cooking with a Wallflower

I absolutely love breakfast foods. There’s something about breakfast that’s different than any other meal of the day. Lunch and dinner entrées are pretty similar so you can interchange them and no one will notice. But breakfast? You can tell. It’s that special.

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Baked Butternut Squash Stuffed Manicotti

Delicious manicotti pasta stuffed with rich creamy maple flavored butternut squash and topped with a warm garlicky tomato sauce. Slightly sweet, a little bit garlicky, and very cheesy, this is a recipe you’ll want to make over and over again.

Baked Butternut Squash Stuffed Manicotti | Cooking with a Wallflower

I have a major obsession with noodles, pasta included. I can probably eat noodles for every meal and not be tired of it. So of course, when I have a new recipe for a pasta dish, I can’t wait to share it with you guys!

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Frozen Honey Greek Yogurt Dipped Strawberries

Sweet strawberries covered in a creamy honey Greek yogurt. These strawberries are delicious and healthy, perfect as a guilt free snack to stave off those afternoon cravings for sweets.

Frozen Honey Greek Yogurt Dipped Strawberries | Cooking with a Wallflower

It’s time for another guilt free dessert recipe!

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Spinach, Kale, and Mozzarella Ravioli

Homemade ravioli filled with spinach, kale and mozzarella cheese. Delicious and healthy, this recipe will be perfect for an Italian night dinner.

Spinach, Kale, and Mozzarella Ravioli | Cooking with a Wallflower

I wanted to make ravioli from scratch for the longest time. Technically, this ravioli isn’t completely from scratch since I used wonton wraps, but it does save a lot of time. You don’t have to make the dough and roll it out yourself. What’s great about homemade ravioli is that you can add whatever you want as a filling. I chose spinach, kale, and mozzarella cheese. But if you prefer spinach and cheese, that’s fine too. Or you can add chicken for extra protein. Making your own ravioli allows you to customize the ingredients to your liking.

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Garlic Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms

Garlicky tomato sauce filled with chunks of tomatoes, bits of fresh herbs, and sliced mushrooms. Quick and easy and very healthy, this tomato sauce is perfect with any pasta dish.

Garlic Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Garlic Lemon Pepper Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes with a hint of garlic and lemon, a great side with any entrée. Delicious and healthy, you’ll want to make this recipe over and over again.

Garlic Lemon Pepper Mashed Potatoes | Cooking with a Wallflower

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