• Food

    Summer Events – Wow With A Hog Roast  We’re always looking for different ways to celebrate and when events like birthdays come once a year, every year, it can be hard to keep things fresh. If you’re looking for something different this year, how amazing do pig roasts sound? They make quite a spectacle. A hog roast can evoke a former time, when our ancestors had to hunt for their food. Think of the visual display and the tantalising aromas of freshly roasted meat and your mouth is guaranteed to start watering. A hog roast can be a time-consuming pursuit, but it can also be extremely rewarding – whether you hire someone or try to do it…

  • Broccoli & Spinach Strata


    Spinach & Broccoli Strata

    If you’ve been going through your fridge trying to get creative with things you have left before you head out to the supermarket again amidst this quarantine or if you’ve got a bunch of leftovers that you’re trying to figure out what to do with – I have an idea! Last year I took some photos of this Spinach & Broccoli Strata. If you don’t know what a strata is, it’s a layered brunch dish. I found this recipe online last year when I was trying to figure out what to do with some leftover spinach and broccoli I had besides the normal sautéing and salad. I pretty much followed the…

  • Tortellini w Spinach & Tomato


    Tortellini with Spinach & Tomato

    Easy dinner idea coming at you today! I found this tortellini recipe on Pinterest a while ago and wanted to share it today.  It’s tortellini with garlic, onion, tomatoes, and spinach. So easy! I followed the recipe (linked above) and just made a few minor changes. I made 3 cheese tortellini from the grocery store, I used 3 roma tomatoes since that’s all I had, I used chicken broth instead of vegetable stock, and I used baby spinach instead of regular spinach. Pretty minor changes and everything else was the same! For this recipe you’ll need: tortellini olive oil onion roma tomatoes (the recipe calls for 4 and I used…

  • Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Throw

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    February 2020 Favorites

    I saw a meme somewhere yesterday that said something like January was 48 years long and February was 2 seconds and I think it’s so true! January felt like it dragged on and on and I always think the months go by in the blink of an eye so January was strange for sure. I can’t believe February is about to be over and it normally would be except for the fact that it’s a leap year! So let’s get in to my February favorites! First up, my Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw. I have been talking about this for a month. It’s my first Barefoot Dreams piece and I’m in love. I…

  • Food

    BBQ Salmon

    If you’ve been following my food posts for a while then you know I enjoy sharing easy recipes. This recipe is literally the easiest recipe ever. It’s fitting to share this salmon recipe today since I just ate salmon for dinner last night, although not this recipe. This salmon recipe is not only easy, but it’s great if you have leftover salmon and bbq sauce – or if you just happen to have both on hand. I found this recipe via Pinterest last year. All you need for this recipe is: salmon filets salt & pepper bbq sauce That’s it! Place the salmon, skin side down, on a foil lined…

  • Teriyaki Shrimp & Pineapple Parcel


    Teriyaki Shrimp & Pineapple Parcel

    Food made in parcels, whether it’s parchment paper or foil, are always easy to make and easy for cleanup. Today I’m sharing a parcel recipe that I’ve tried from the Food Network! This teriyaki shrimp and pineapple recipe is so tasty and easy to put together. I followed the Food Network recipe except for a few things. I made my own rice instead of using quick rice, I used a yellow bell pepper instead of red, I didn’t use cilantro because I hate cilantro, and lastly I halved the recipe. For the recipe you need: rice (recipe uses quick-cooking rice, but I just used my regular jasmine) pineapple tidbits frozen…

  • Food

    Easy Ways to Supercharge Your Diet!

    Photo by Trang Doan from Pexels We all know we need to be eating more of the good stuff, but it’s sometimes easier said than done. When we’re busy we might find ourselves grabbing convenience food or takeaways, and there could be times where our diet is lacking in important vitamins and minerals. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to supercharge your diet, so if you’ve been missing out on healthy ingredients lately here are a few things you can try.    Choose all natural ingredients Any fruits and vegetables you can get into your diet will be beneficial, but choosing all local and organic where possible is your best bet as these…

  • Mediterranean Zoodles


    Mediterranean Zoodles

    Are you a zucchini noodle fan or are you trying to cut down on carbs? I’ve been interested in trying zucchini noodles for along time, but just never did until last year. I got a Wegmans booklet/magazine in the mail and they had a recipe for Mediterranean Veggie Noodles. If you don’t have a Wegmans near you, it’s an awesome grocery store – my favorite. It was actually voted best supermarket in the US! Anyway, I don’t have a spiralizer, but Wegmans has pre-cut zucchini noodles so I picked up a pack of fresh zoodles. I followed the recipe provided by Wegmans (linked above) and the only thing I changed…

  • BLT Pasta Salad


    BLT Pasta Salad

    It’s a week til the Super Bowl. Do you have plans for it? If you’re hosting or if you’re attending a party where you want to bring something, then I have a food idea for you! Normally, people think of cheesy, hearty things for Super Bowl foods. Think, buffalo dip, layered bean dips, etc. And then football party foods like subs. As I was going through my food photos of things I had on my camera roll to share with you on here, I saw this BLT Pasta Salad that I made last year and thought it would be a great party dish. I found this recipe on Pinterest last…

  • Slow Cooker Butter Chicken


    Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

    I love butter chicken and I found the best slow cooker recipe for it. It is so good that I’ve made it multiple times since I found the recipe last year. I think the key is that it’s a slow cooker recipe because it really allows those flavors to develop. I follow this recipe that I found via Pinterest. I follow the recipe exactly, except I don’t garnish with cilantro cause yuck! I’m one of those people that can’t stand cilantro. I tell this to everyone who asks me about it, but there have been studies that show that for some people they just genetically cannot stand cilantro and it…