Erie Getaway

Last month I had the opportunity to get away to Lake Erie for a weekend.  It was perfect weather and I was able to get a few good shots. 🙂     Excited that I was able to capture these images as summer comes to a close! 🙂

Finally!

Way back when I was a Brownie Girl Scout, I remember the first time we cooked our own dinner on a “coffee can” stove.  I don’t remember what we cooked, but I remember it tasting absolutely delicious. And I remember my Girl Scout leader (another girl’s mother) saying that was because we made it ourselves.  Even…

A Twist on a Summer Staple: Cilantro-Lime Burgers

Summer is almost over already (sniff), and with it goes all of the summer fun.  I’ll miss the pool, the beach, the smell of freshly cut grass, and of course the sight of my hubby jumping backwards as flames shoot out of the top of the grill.  I also love the smell of burgers on the grill,…

Thai Chicken (and Shrimp!) Lettuce Wraps

Inspired by the appetizer that my husband and I order nearly every time we go to California Pizza Kitchen. Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts 4 oz shrimp 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/2 tsp ginger Fresh Lime juice from 1 lime 1 1/2 T brown sugar 1 T olive oil 1 T rice wine vinegar 1 small…

Green Gardening

This is my first real attempt at growing things.  Back in the spring, I had grandiose ideas of making tons of dishes with fresh vegetables.  Think of the money I’d save not buying produce from the grocery store! Well, after losing some tomato plants to a freak frost in May I have my doubts on…

Game of Thrones Food Fest Part 2

  Making “Game of Thrones” dishes was a good way to channel some creative ways to take pictures…so here’s another round of delicious Game of Thrones-inspired food…this time it’s dessert! Fans of the show and books will definitely recognize it as Sansa Stark’s favorite food…and I must note that for someone that doesn’t bake very much, I…

Game of Thrones Food Fest Part 1

So, I’m pretty excited for this post as it has been in the making for quite some time.  You see, I’ve recently become a bit of a Game of Thrones nerd, ever since my friend introduced my husband and myself to it and we binge-watched the first four seasons. I’ll preface the rest of this…

Beginning of the Week Inspiration

I’ve posted about the benefits of yoga before…seems about time for another.  It was such a nice weekend, I decided to head outside to do some simple poses to re-energize myself. I think most people can agree that any time you exercise, you feel so much better, both physically and psychologically.  It got me thinking,…

Sauteed Mushrooms

Okay, I admit it, I have a weird love of mushrooms.  On a steak with onions , a salad, pizza, or sauteed by themselves, I’ll take ’em.  Normally when I saute them I add a bit of balsamic vinegar, but one night I decided I’d use a little teriyaki sauce.  However there was none to…

For Your Next Work Potluck

Crock Pot Mexican Chipotle Burritos I used this dish for a recent party at work, and it was definitely a hit! Ingredients: 2-3 chicken breasts 1 onion, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 can petite diced tomatoes 1 can black beans, rinsed 1 can pinto beans, rinsed 1 pkg Chipotle taco seasoning salt and pepper…

Good Sisters Share their Bread Recipes

When I was engaged, I was given a recipe book from all of the lovely ladies who attended my bridal shower.  Over the years I’ve picked a new recipe to try here and there.  I’ve never been much of a baker, which is probably why I took so long to try this recipe from my…