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. ūüôā     Excited that I was able to capture these images as summer comes to a close! ūüôā

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…