• Dinner Ideas,  DIY

    October Round Up

    It’s my favorite time of year folks – my busy time at work is done, the trees are changing colors, and there are non-stop holiday’s to decorate and plan for.  I’ve already started Christmas shopping and Thanksgiving dinner planning (check out my go-to Thanksgiving dinner here) and we have lots of fun family activities planned for the next few months, including a trip to Hershey just before Christmas.  Before the merriment commences make sure you catch up on any of my late summer/early fall blogs you may have missed: My Bathroom Favorites Fall Decor Living Room Tour Halloween Home Tour A Halloween Table Fit for a (Evil) Queen Some Fun…

  • Dinner Ideas,  Holidays

    Our Favorite Father’s Day Dinner

    We’ve been slowly been upgrading our patio this summer so that we can enjoy more dinners outside, so I used Father’s Day this year as an excuse to stock up on a few fun (and super inexpensive!) outdoor dining accessories and throw my husband a simple dinner party with all of his favorites.     I built the patio table last year form these plans and went for more of a modern look by mixing Glossy Black legs w/a Sunbleached wood top, and grabbed these outdoor chairs from Target (which I can’t say enough good things about!  Those cushions are super thick and they dry super fast).  Over Memorial day…

  • Dinner Ideas,  Food

    Late Fall / Early Spring Recipe Round Up

    I’ve actually collected some really good recipes over the last few months that I’m finally getting to share.  And I’ve been continuing my monthly chocolate baking project so check out the desserts from March, April, and May at the end! Halibut w/Crispy Shallots and Beet/Goat Cheese Salad – and a yummy green tea/lemonade cocktaile Pasta with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Finally got the hang of my slow-cooker ribs Fried Pork Chops and Peach Sauce And to satisfy your sweet tooth………. March – Double Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding April – White Chocolate Cake May – Mexican Chocolate Brownie Sundaes

  • Dinner Ideas,  Food,  Top 10

    Happy New Year!! (Yeah I know it’s February)

    I wish I could say the Holiday Season in our house was extra Merry – but our entire household has been going through rotating cases of the plague since before Christmas (starting Xmas Eve, all 4 of us were diagnosed with Strep Throat so it was a bit sad to have to spend those days in quarantine).  I also wish I could say that we made it through with flying colors, but right now I am on the mend from my 2nd case of Strep, and Blake is just getting over some unknown variety of overall runny nose/coughing/fever.  Antibiotics for all!!!!In the midst of all of this, we did manage…

  • Dinner Ideas,  Food

    What’s For Dinner – Late Summer / Early Fall Roundup

    Here’s a few of my favorite bites from the last few months….going to be cooking Thanksgiving for me and the boys next week and very excited to try out a things I’ve never made before (+ the most amazing Pumpkin Pie ever) Spinach and Artichoke Rollatini Slow Cooker Hoisin Ribs w/Bacon Cornbread Chick and Biscuit “Pigs in a Blanket” Ruben Dip Crawfish and Grits Roasted Apple Pies Chicken Milanese w/Bacon and Pancetta Potatoes

  • Dinner Ideas,  Food

    Pie, Pumpkin, Pizza, Polenta…..and Lots of Lamb!

    Yummy food pics from the last few weeks!  Since most of my dishes will soon be packed away and we’ll be relegated to paper plates and leftover soon, this may be the last food post for a while (but just you wait…my double ovens and gas stove are just waiting to be installed!!!) Brownie Pie….Proud of my walnut spacing proportions Jon’s Favorite Bday dinner…Braised Lamb Tacos Also snuck in this reallly good Quinoa and Hearts of Palm Salad Easy kids recipe..Cheese Tortellini w/Creamy Pumpkin Sauce Getting close to having the perfect pizza crust timing figured out… …but FINALLY mastered the perfect Fried Polenta!! Been living on leftover triangles and goat…

  • Dinner Ideas,  Food

    What’s for Dinner (Steak, Tostadas, and Chicken)

    Instead of writing individual posts for my adventures in cooking (that was turning out to be a little too ambitious for my jam-packed life) I decided just writing one blog for a week’s worth of food would be a much better way to go! As you can see, I’m already falling behind so this may turn into a semi-weekly, maybe sometimes monthly thing….but I really do like sharing some of the really yummy food we’ve been enjoying.  Feel free to skip these blogs if food ain’t yo’ thing Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Roasted Brussel Sprouts (my new obsession) and potatoes…first time stuffing a chicken breast…will be doing that…

  • Dinner Ideas,  Food

    What’s for dinner tonight……

    I’ve been slowwwwly starting to get back into cooking some great dinners, in between the heartburn/nausea/exhaustion, but have been less successful at getting these up on the blog….so here’s a few of my favorites from over the last few weeks! Seared Scallops w/Bacon Vinaigrette and Sauteed Spinach Grilled Shrimp Cobb Salad Cornbread Salad (perfect compliment to spicy BBQ on hot summer days!) Chicken w/Balsamic Shallot Sauce, Roasted Potatoes and Beets w/Jalapeno Cream

  • Dinner Ideas,  Food

    What’s for Dinner…Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Broccolini

    Decided to make a slightly fancy dinner on Friday night and break out some nice filets.  But the best thing that I made was the Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Broccolini.  I love sweet potatoes but it always seems to take so long to cook them to get them soft, but cutting them into easy little rounds cut that time down dramatically!  Halfway through cooking the potatoes, I added some Broccolini….and now I don’t think I will ever eat Broccoli any other way except roasted.  The tops became perfectly crunchy and with a little bit of salt it was like eating healthy popcorn.  Blake even tried a little bit, and he…