• Chicken Marsala Ragout + Rotini
    Food

    Chicken Marsala Ragout + Rotini

    Are you a Food Network fan? I don’t watch it religiously, but I do enjoy seeing what’s on when I’ve got extra time. While it’s not my favorite show on the channel, I’ll sometimes watch Trisha Yearwood’s show. Today’s recipe is from her show. I made chicken marsala ragout with rotini. I followed her recipe except I used chicken thighs with the skin instead of skinless like the recipe calls for. So click (here) for the exact recipe! First, I did some food prep and cut up the mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Then, I browned the chicken thighs on some oil after seasoning the thighs with salt and pepper. Set the…

  • Irish Cheese Toasties
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    Irish Cheese Toasties

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all who are celebrating! I went out with some friends last night after we watched Captain Marvel (enjoyed the movie and loved the character, btw) and had dinner. It wasn’t as crowded out as I had anticipated for the holiday weekend which was good for me. When we were deciding whether to go out to the bar or not, my friend said ” Jamie hates crowds and bad parking” and I said “Both are true”. Seriously, if a place has no parking or it’s difficult to find parking, it’s going to be hard for me to say yes. When browsing online recently looking for a…

  • Food

    Carrot Cake

    Carrot cake sometimes gets a bad rap and I don’t know why, because I think it’s delicious and underrated! I’m planning on making this carrot cake this weekend so I thought I would share some photos of a time I made it a while ago. Plus, I think it would be a great dessert for an upcoming dinners you’re having this spring such as Easter. I use Pioneer Woman’s carrot cake recipe, but I don’t make cream cheese frosting – I just use whipped cream which is what I prefer. The other change I make is that I mix white and brown sugar instead of only using white. Oh, I…

  • Soft Pretzels
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    Soft Pretzels

    I don’t know about you, but I love soft pretzels. Lately, I’ve been buying a container from Wegman’s . They’re bite size but the container/bucket is pretty big so it’s hard for me to get through before they go bad so I only get them once in a while, when I know I will be around to eat them throughout the week. Anyway, last year I started making soft pretzels on my own and although I’ve only made them twice, they were so good. The reason I held off for so long on making them on my own is because it involves yeast, and if you’ve been following me for…

  • Linguine with clam sauce
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    Linguine with Clam Sauce

    Linguine with clam sauce is a staple in my family. Well, maybe not a staple – we don’t eat it that often, but often enough where it was always something in my family’s rotation of dinner ideas from time to time. One of the reasons, besides the fact that we like seafood, is because my mom doesn’t like cheese and so when out at Italian restaurants she would often and still does order this and then inevitably we started making it at home too. I don’t have exact measurements for you guys – you know I’m bad at that – but there are so many recipes you can find online so this…

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    Beauty,  Fashion,  Food,  Home Decor,  Skin Care

    February 2019 Favorites

    February flew by in a flash (alliteration anyone?). I can’t believe it went by so quick! January was a little bit of a crawl, but February really went by in the blink of an eye. I was supposed to go to a blogger event last night and I did get there after driving for an hour, got dinner, got Starbucks….and then got an email saying the event had to be canceled last minute….It was a bummer especially after my friend and I drove all the way up there but oh well. Anyway, I have a few February favorites to share with you so let’s get to it! First up, in…

  • Cinnamon Roll
    Food

    Cinnamon Rolls

    I love cinnamon rolls. My childhood is filled with memories of my family going to one of our local malls on many weekends to shop, walk around, and eat Cinnabon. I still love getting Cinnabon to this day when I’m near one, which isn’t often since there aren’t that many around here anymore. While I like baking, I don’t really like to work with yeast just because I’m not very familiar with it. But when I found this recipe for 1 hour cinnamon rolls, I had to try it! I made two very minor changes but you can click to the original recipe above for all the measurements and exact…

  • Be Mine Tee
    Fashion,  Food,  Looks

    Be Mine & Strawberry Ice Cream Milk Shake

    It’s a snow day! (I’m writing this ahead of time so I don’t know if there’s snow on the ground or not). The snow day was called last night and with my cold I’m so thankful for a day off to just rest! If you liked my grey sweatshirt with heart print on the elbow that I posted yesterday, then I have another casual Valentine’s top for you today. I have a handful (or two) of Christmas tees and sweatshirts, but nothing for Valentine’s Day so when I saw this red tee that says “Be Mine” I had to have it. The varsity stripes the perfect touch too! On the…

  • Food,  Health

    Surprisingly Healthy Foods

    Image source We are always being told that we should eat healthily but some people have a misconception about some foods. Sometimes, it is how they are cooked that matters and what you have with them. A healthy diet does not have to be a boring diet, as there are many foods that you can enjoy and still be eating in the best way.   Pasta Pasta is low in fat and salt, which is good. It is often the sauces put with it that are the problem, and it is these that you need to be careful with. Put a sauce that is high in fat and salt and…

  • acorn squash + zucchini tempura
    Food

    Acorn Squash Tempura

    It’s finally the weekend after what felt like the longest week ever. I had all these plans to get stuff done last night but I was just so drained that I did about half of what I was supposed to do and went out to dinner with a friend instead. Everything else will get done eventually this weekend. When I went out to dinner with my friend last night, we went for sushi because I was in the mood for it. It’s been a while since I’d gone to get sushi! I normally get a mix of appetizers like seaweed salad and edamame and then other treats like sushi and…