Food

Apple & Orange Cranberry Relish

Apple & Orange Cranberry Relish

Thanksgiving is the best time of year for so many reasons. It’s the start of the holiday season and a time to spend with family, friends, and those we love. And, do I need to mention all the delicious food? Everyone has their favorite thanksgiving […]

Blue Apron Review

Blue Apron Review

You may have noticed that I’ve been in a bit of a cooking rut. Or maybe you didn’t notice because this rut has extended for a such a long time you forgot that there used to be some pretty healthy and delicious food going on […]

Easy & Fresh Summer Peach Sangria

Easy & Fresh Summer Peach Sangria

Here’s my SUPER easy Peach Sangria recipe just in time for another beautiful weekend! Summer is my favorite season for so many reasons but mostly because of the warm sunny days and impromptu outdoor get-togethers. It’s also prime season for my favorite beverage, fresh Peach […]

Parmesan Pesto Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

Parmesan Pesto Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

You guys! Let me tell you about pasta that isn’t actually pasta. I know, it’s New Year’s Eve and you’ve decided you’re never eating pasta again. That’s totally fine because I’ve got a solution for you and you’re gonna love it because it solves so […]

DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats

DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Spoiled. The word most people would use to describe my pup. And she is, but when it comes to what I feed her, I have some seriously good reasons. Check out my recipes for slow cooker dog food if you haven’t already, I feed my […]

DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food: With Pork!

DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food: With Pork!

At this point my pooch’s diet is entirely made up of homemade food and she couldn’t be happier! If you want to read about why I started making my dog’s food for her, you can read about that here and check out the first recipe […]

Parmesan Crusted Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Garlic Asparagus

Parmesan Crusted Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Garlic Asparagus

In case you haven’t noticed, steak and asparagus seems to be a staple for me. I love trying to create new ways to enhance the flavor of a good steak, and this one is definitely a winner! What makes this steak stand out is the […]

Grilled Marinated Summer Veggies with Sausage

Grilled Marinated Summer Veggies with Sausage

I know, I know, it’s now fall, I did hear about that. But, it’s 80 degrees out and my garden is still producing some zucchinis so I’ve been trying to find quick easy ways to use up the remnants before it’s too late. This recipe […]

Strawberry Cranberry Honey Nut Zucchini Bread

Strawberry Cranberry Honey Nut Zucchini Bread

I’m at it again, trying to use up some of my homegrown zucchini. Last year I used a zucchini bread recipe I found online, but since, my computer died, and with it I lost the website I used and can’t find it anywhere. Instead of […]

Baked Zucchini Bites with Garlic Aioli

Baked Zucchini Bites with Garlic Aioli

My summer garden has started producing lots and lots of zucchini! As exciting as it is to go out each morning and find a new one or two waiting for me, I’m starting to stockpile the vegetable. I use it mainly for sides at dinner […]

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Tangy Mustard Sauce

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Tangy Mustard Sauce

Despite my family’s best efforts, I am not a “meat and potatoes” girl. To my wallet’s dismay, I’m more of lobster or filet and steamed veggie lady 😉 Sigh. I do my best to combine the two worlds, and here’s just one of those ways […]

Homemade Sweet Basil Vinaigrette

Homemade Sweet Basil Vinaigrette

Over the winter I decided to root some of my store-bought basil and grow it inside. It’s pricey in the grocery store and by the time you use it, sometimes a day later, it’s wilted and dying. The basil actually took off, which surprised me, […]

DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food

DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food

I know, ya’ll are going to think I’m crazy. Hear me out. I spend approximately 7.86% of my life complaining about how expensive it is to have a dog. Especially one that needs professionally groomed, and frequently, because she sheds minimally and her fur gets […]

Garlic Honey Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

Garlic Honey Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

Who doesn’t love chicken thighs? They are a staple in my home because they are easy to cook, low in calories, and always turn out tasty! I’m usually selecting boneless/skinless to cut calories and cook time, but I’ll be honest, they retain more flavor when […]

Broccolini: Better Than Broccoli

Broccolini: Better Than Broccoli

Have you heard of this pretty veggie? If you have, then you probably understand why it’s a favorite of mine! If not, I will bet you can find it at your grocery store. It’s increasing in popularity – and for good reason. If I had […]

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

I can’t get enough beef tenderloin- I’d have it weekly if I could afford to! It’s always delicious and so hard to screw up. I typically prefer my beef and pork done “medium” but beef tenderloin tastes perfect almost any way and I find I […]

My Quick and Simple “Best-Ever” Chicken Parmesan

My Quick and Simple “Best-Ever” Chicken Parmesan

I’ve been making this recipe for years…. when I say years, I mean like, 6 years. But, to my credit, I’m only 26 and the age of 20 was when I really started cooking. To date, this is my go-to, my absolute best. At least […]

Breakfast Inspiration

Breakfast Inspiration

Fried Egg with Hot Sauce on Whole Wheat Toast and Fresh Berries Nutrition: Cals: 268 Carbs: 7g Fat: 12g Protein: 12g Sugar: 7g Sodium: 272mg Thanks for stopping by! -A