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January 15, 2020

PrintGRILLED CORNISH HENS + HARVEST RICE Ingredients6 Cornish hens 3 cups of cooked wild rice (we used Uncle Ben’s boxed rice- follow package directions) 3 tbs olive oil Spiceology Turkey Rub baking twine InstructionsPrecook wild rice (or your favorite type) and set aside to cool slightly. Prepare Cornish hens (thaw if frozen) by making sure […]

December 18, 2019

PrintBRIE + PEAR PYILLO BITES Ingredients4 oz brie cheese 1 ripe pear, chopped honey for drizzle 1 pkg mini phyllo shells fresh thyme springsInstructionsFill each cup with brie cheese. Top with a few pieces of chopped pear. Drizzle with honey. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until cheese melts and pear softens. Remove […]

December 17, 2019

PrintBACON QUILT TENDERLOIN Ingredients1 LB of Bacon 2 Pork Tenderloins 4 Cloves of chopped garlic 1/2 Tablespoon of olive oil 6 Ounces of Ricotta cheese 3-4 Fresh basil leaves chopped InstructionsPreheat oven to 350 Take the bacon and quilt it together, place on pan covered in Saran Wrap Take the pork tenderloins, split them open […]

December 11, 2019

      This one is my son, Luke’s FAVORITE thing I make.  It’s a combination of all his loves.  I mean what kid doesn’t like chocolate and carbs?!? Actually, I’m going to raise my hand too for this one. HA! It’s not just for kids. This one is a total crowd pleaser. Perfect for […]

December 4, 2019

My family loves popcorn- Yours too? It’s an easy quick after school snack but also a late night guilty pleasure. We’ve been using Spiceology for years and when they recently sent us their new popcorn seasoning gift set– I thought Steve was going to lose his mind! We ere so excited! I decided to put […]

November 18, 2019

PrintMUSHROOM & GORGONZOLA PHYLLO CUPS Ingredients1 package mini phyllo cups 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, diced 1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms, diced 1 tsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, diced 3 tbs gorgonzola cheese salt + pepper to taste 2 tbs parsley, finely chopped Instructions1. PREHEAT the oven to 350 degrees 2. Heat the olive oil […]

November 13, 2019

PrintPUMPKIN CORNBREAD STUFFING Ingredients4 tbs butter sautéed pan 1 egg 1/2 cup celery, chopped 4 sage leaves, chopped 1 tsp poultry seasoning 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 12 oz pkg cornbread classic stuffing 1/2 thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped 1 medium size pumpkin to bake + serve in (optional) InstructionsPreheat oven to 350 F. In […]

November 6, 2019

     CUTTING BOARD (old west elm) | PUMPKIN DUTCH OVEN Tis the season for cozy sweaters, cool nights and lots of entertaining. I wanted to share one that’s easy to throw together, but makes you look like a rockstar. I mean, look how pretty it turns out. This recipe is like apple cider for […]

October 30, 2019

    PrintROASTED FIGS + GOAT CHEESE Ingredients12 fresh figs (I use brown turkey) 6 oz goat cheese 2 tbs chopped walnuts 2 tbs fresh sage, chopped 4 tbs honey (even truffle honey is divine) salt + pepper InstructionsPre- heat your oven to 400 degrees Cut stems of figs and make an X cut in […]

October 23, 2019

PUMPKIN DREAM CAKE Honestly, if you mention anything with pumpkin to me, I will probably already refer to whatever that may be as a dream. Yes, I am that girl. When Starbucks announces the pumpkin drink, my fall heart skips a beat. I mean, have you been to Trader Joe’s in the fall? It is […]


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I’m your girl for finding the perfect white tee, the mother of all under eye concealer and a dinner your kids will actually eat. And if there something I haven’t found, you’ll be there when I do. My hope is to inspire you, be your daily dose of comic relief and that best girlfriend you never really knew you needed. So, pour that second cup of coffee, grab your girls and let’s go figure out this thing called life.


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