Paleo Apple Crisp

This stuff is AWESOME. No flour, no eggs, no dairy, no refined sugars. Its just the bite of sweet I need with no blood sugar spikes and I’m not hungry 20 minutes later. It tastes so good, you’ll be shocked that it isn’t bad for you! Seriously make this. I got the recipe (along with … Continue reading

fall style

the daylight is changing and that means its time for my favorite season (although i haven’t seen a “real” fall in about 3 1/2 years.) its still in the high 70’s/80’s during the day in these parts, but its nice and cool in the evenings, giving me false hope. regardless, my roundness prevents me from … Continue reading

Chicago bound

i’m headed to Chicago next week for a week with the rents for a little business and a little pleasure. being 6 1/2 mos preggers and not having the option to party my way through chitown, my plan is to eat, shop and sight see my way through. we are staying very close the navy … Continue reading

summer peach pie

happy weekend friends! if you’re heading to a party or a bbq this weekend, or just want something summery and sweet to enjoy i highly suggest giving this recipe for peach pie a try. its sweet, light and refreshing and so easy to make. a note, i made my pie dough in the food processor … Continue reading

Mushroom Risotto

so almost every post lately (though still somewhat far and few between, thanks for baring with me) has been about food. i guess you could say that’s where my inspiration has been lately. or you could just say i’m hungry…and you would be correct. so last night i tried something new (for me) as requested … Continue reading

weekly favorites

after what felt to be a very long week, are are some of my favorites that made me smile. happy weekend 🙂 *this update on Ashley’s incubator project. she is so inspirational. * i can’t wait to try these cookies. * i need to find a pair of red or coral pants (preferably jeans) that … Continue reading

Jessica does it again, Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi

i think my friend Jessica likes to cook for me. which is fine by me, because i love to eat everything she makes for me. last night she made me one of my favorites, shrimp scampi, while we started to plan a baby shower for our favorite mommy-to-be. now, i will preface this by admitting … Continue reading

Giada and Jessica’s Mascarpone Cupcakes

my dear friend Jessica made me these cupcakes a few weeks ago and they are to die for! they are so very light and not too sweet. i can’t speak from experience, yet, but she said they are the easiest cupcakes to make. i can, however, speak from experience when i tell you it is … Continue reading

weekly favorites

i’m so very happy to wrap this week up and to get a start on the weekend! as i do here are a few of my favorites from this week… 1. um, i poached an egg. first try. #winning! (i don’t even know what the # means, but i figure everyone else is doing it … Continue reading

Kitchen Changes

yesterday I saw this kitchen and was immediately inspired for our kitchen. i fell in love with the yellow door and grey cabinets. unfortunately we can’t paint anything in our kitchen (nor do we have a pocket door which opens to a lovely pantry) so i started to think of how i can incorporate this … Continue reading