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Erica Lea | Buttered Side Up  🌸 Inspiring you to get in the kitchen! πŸ’» I blog at Buttered Side Up & #butteredsideup

NEW POST: Food Photography 101 - How to take better photos with ANY camera! Click the link in my bio. 😊 #ButteredSideUp #foodphotography

Helen is four! She's so spunky and opinionated and sweet and quite the handful (she has been since birth). You can watch a little interview I did with her over on Simple Days ( #helenadelaide

NEW POST: Honey-Sweetened Dark Chocolate Cocoa with Pink Whipped Cream! Get the recipe (and the story of our first date) on the blog! Link in profile. #ButteredSideUp

Sometimes (most of the time), cooking with kids is a hassle. Sometimes, I have to hold James while I work unless I want him complaining at me the whole time. Sometimes I get fed up and tell Helen to stay out of the kitchen (I don't want to turn my back for a moment and find that she's stuck her fingers in the food I'm planning to serve to other people). And sometimes, I just embrace it and enjoy cooking with my little munchkins. I'm looking forward to the day when this all pays off and Helen makes supper. 😬

These are the cupcakes that I made for Jim's first birthday! I used green banana flour for the first time...Jim loved it! Get the recipe for these healthy baby cupcakes on the blog...

NEW POST: Pinterest Tested: Softening Butter Quickly. Click the link in my bio to see if this trick actually works!

This little guy is one year old today! We celebrated yesterday with family and friends (see my stories). I made James some carrot muffins (I used banana flour) with sour cream frosting and homemade ice cream. He really liked it, but He didn't know what to make of everyone singing and staring at him. ☺️ I love this little guy ever so much. #letthembelittle

NEW POST: Flourless Chocolate Marbled Cheesecake. This is my favorite dessert ATM. πŸ«πŸ˜‹ Get the recipe on the blog! Link in profile.

NEW POST: Why I Eat White Rice Instead of Brown Rice. I've been meaning to share this with you guys for quite some time, but I just never got around to it! Tap the link in my bio to learn my FIVE reasons for choosing white rice over brown rice. #ButteredSideUp

I never thought I would like lavender paired with coffee, but my sister ordered a honey lavender latte at a local coffee shop, and it was delicious! Kind of reminiscent of blueberry. I may have to try to recreate it for y'all someday...

This Triple Lemon Naked Layer Cake was my most-visited post of 2016. I have to say that it's one of my favorite things I've ever made for my blog. I need to make another cake for you guys sometime...

I can't believe this little boy is going to be a year old in less than a month. I love him so much, but he is SUCH a stinker. And he already knows how to be cute to get out of trouble...Helen was never as skilled in that department, so it takes me off guard.