• Irish Cheese Toasties


    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…

  • Hummus Flatbread Sandwich


    Hummus & Flatbread Sandwich

    Okay, so this isn’t really a sandwich, but I didn’t know what else to call it. Last summer (I think it was last summer), I was at my friends’ house for dinner. They grilled some dinner for the 2 or 3 of us that came over. One of the things my friend made was a  little hummus filled flatbread with onions and diced tomato. He spread hummus on the flatbread, added some onions and tomato, put another piece of flatbread on top, wrapped it in foil, and put on the grill. It was really good! So I had to recreate it at home. These photos are from the last time I…

  • Pear + Brie Snack


    Pear + Brie Snack

    Want a quick snack that will make you feel fancy even though it is the easiest thing ever (if you have the ingredients that is)? I love brie – on its own, on baguette, with honey, with fruit – you name it. So one day when I wanted a snack I saw that I had a pear, a baguette, and some brie in the fridge. All I did was slice up some of the bread, cut up the pear, and put them together as I ate. It doesn’t look that aesthetically pleaseing because it was just a quick thing I put together for myself, but it was delicious! I added…

  • Ahi Tuna Tartare

    Food,  Photography

    Photo Challenge: Textures

    Happy Friday! When this post goes live I’ll be on the road heading to Canada for the weekend. Keep up with my Instagram stories to see what I’m up to! For last week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post, participants were challenged to share a photo that represented “Textures” to them. I thought of sharing something earthy, but then I came across a photo I took back in the winter on my phone of my appetizer at the restaurant, Seasons 52. I got the ahi tuna tartare and the layered appetizer definitely had different textures to it. The ahi tuna was so soft and tender sitting on top of a…

  • pizza-stockings

    Food,  Uncategorized

    Pizza Stockings

    I can’t believe Christmas is just a few days away now. It always comes and goes too quickly! Today I’m sharing a holiday themed snack or appetizer – pizza stockings! Back in the summer I saw a picture on Pinterest or somewhere else online of pizza stockings and I remember thinking “oh that’s a cute idea”. Well, that image stuck in my mind because as the holiday season approached I thought to myself that I needed to make these pizza stockings. I didn’t look up any recipes, but I’m sure you can find some out there. I just bought pizza dough, used my stocking cookie cutter, used left over tomato…

  • potato-skins


    Potato Skins

    Back when I was younger, aka could eat junk food all the time and not feel any of the effects, I would order potato skins all the time when I went out with my friends. This was mostly when we would go out after Friday night football games back in high school. Those days are long gone as are the days when my body could afford to be eating potato skins on a weekly basis. But it’s nice to indulge every now and again and since it is football season I thought it would be the perfect time to make potato skins at home! The whole process is fairly easy…

  • Brie & Cactus Jelly on Baguette


    Brie + Cactus Jelly

    You might be tired of hearing me talk about how hot it is here, but I’m going to probably keep mentioning it until the real feel temperature isn’t 110 degrees outside. With that being said, it’s good to have some easy snack ideas on hand that don’t require the oven. I’ve mentioned it before, but summer is the best time to make easy, refreshing foods/recipes like the bruschetta one I shared here recently. Today I’m sharing another easy snack, again incorporating baguette. Last summer I went to Arizona, Sedona specifically, and came back with jars of cactus jelly. I sliced up some baguette, spread some cactus jelly on each slice, and…

  • Tomato & Basil Bruschetta


    Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

    Who doesn’t love bruschetta? Well, I suppose there are some people, but I’m not one of them! There are tons of different kinds of bruschetta you can eat/make but I’m keeping it super simple with this one. How is it super simple? It only has 6 ingredients! Grape tomatoes, basil, baguette, salt, pepper, and olive oil. I diced up the grape tomatoes and cut up some basil leaves. I tossed it with salt, pepper, and olive oil and then spooned it onto slices of slightly toasted baguette. I like to only slightly toast the bread because if it’s not toasted it will be too soft and jut soak up the…

  • Prosciutto Wrapped Figs


    Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

    Figs are one of my favorite fruits. Well, I love most fruits, but figs are up there. I think I even had them on my monthly favorites one month last summer. I also love prosciutto, the Italian cured ham. It’s a well-known fact that salty and sweet go together so well. A popular appetizer are prosciutto wrapped melons, but an appetizer or snack that you may not hear about as often is prosciutto wrapped figs. This isn’t really a recipe post, because there’s nothing to it. I washed and cut up some figs, wrapped some strips of prosciutto around the figs and that was it! The salty prosciutto pairs harmoniously with the sweetness…

  • Pepperoni Bread


    Pepperoni Bread

    Today I’ve got an easy food post and video for you. Pepperoni bread! I hadn’t made this in years and then saw a picture on Pinterest or somewhere and it made me want to make it. So if you want to see how simple it is click the video below and keep reading for more details! First, you’ll need pizza dough. You can use store-bought pizza dough like I did here. I have also bought dough from local pizzerias in the past. You will also need mozzarella, pepperoni, and italian seasoning. I also made one loaf with leftover marinara sauce I had, but I actually prefer it without the sauce…