I hope you would agree that figsandflour has seen some improvements in its second year, starting off with an obvious one: the website! (thank you Noah!) I love the new visual layout, and the featured ingredients highlighted. You can now also search by featured ingredient!
In my second year, I have featured over 15 ingredients in more than 60 recipes. From artichokes, beets, blackberries, coffee, grapes, parsnips, peaches, persimmon, pineapple, plums, purple potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, to summer & winter squash, I hope you tried something new! My goal with this blog continues to be to help you live a realistic healthy lifestyle. What does that mean? Showing you how to plan, prep, and cook real healthy food. I create recipes with all of this in mind. I want to teach those of us in our 20s and 30s that it’s possible to cook healthy delicious foods for yourself and still stick to a budget. How do I know this is possible? Because I do it every week! You will also notice that the serving size for most recipes is for 1 or 2 servings and no more than 4. I get it. No one wants to eat the same chili recipe every night for an entire week! I hope you find my recipes and ideas easy, delicious, and approachable.
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So, to celebrate my second year of my blog, I needed to make a cake and I knew exactly which one. Before the holidays, I saw a cinnamon toast crunch cake. Growing up, my cousins and I loved cinnamon toast crunch. At my grandparents house we (still) have this sacred spoon that we “won” in a box of cinnamon toast crunch. It has a twist where you can place your finger to use as the spoon. Anytime we went my grandparents the 7 of us all fought over this one spoon! So when cinnamon toast crunch started carrying Star Wars spoons, my cousin texted us that we needed to have them! And of course, I agreed.
So when I saw this Cinnamon Toast Crunch Brunch Cake, I knew that this 2nd year blogiversary was the perfect occasion to make it! I am sure if my cousins are reading this now, they are just mad that I made it after the holidays! Sorry!
You can find this recipe on Tessa Huff’s Site: Style Sweet CA.
Have a slice and celebrate with me!