Be Present

Not good-bye, see you later! After careful consideration, I’ve decided to step back from the fantastic foodie world. I need/want to be the best possible {mentally & physically} for special occasions throughout my small family including my son’s wedding next year : ) I started the blog as fun, a healthy outlet & for myContinue reading “Be Present”

Broccoli Cheddar Spaghetti Squash

Getting squashed! Creamy cheesy broccoli baked inside a gorgeous roasted squash : ) I absolutely love cheddar broccoli — this is great idea for lunch or dinner. SO delicious + a fun presentation 😃 Sauté garlic & shallots while the squash is roasting. It smells fantastic!! Anyone else dislike cutting squash? It’s tough!! Come onContinue reading “Broccoli Cheddar Spaghetti Squash”

Mummy Berry Hand Pies

Mummy-licious! A scrumptiously sweet & simple idea for kids & adults : ) Halloween pies with blackberry jam, silly edible eyes & golden pastry crust. They may not be perfect mummies but they’re super delicious 👀🧡 These adorable pies are easy to make with just a few ingredients. Choose your favorite jam/preserves! I chose anContinue reading “Mummy Berry Hand Pies”

Pumpkin Rigatoni

It’s what’s for dinner! Amazing, delicious pasta in a creamy-savory pumpkin sauce topped with roasted walnuts, rosemary & seasonings : ) Do you search for quick dinner ideas? I do especially for the weeknights! Pasta is simple to cook & smothered in a creamy pumpkin sauce. So yum! A vegan-friendly option is listed in theContinue reading “Pumpkin Rigatoni”

Orecchiette with Butternut Squash

Fantastic flavors! Pasta tossed with broccoli rabe, evoo, red pepper flakes & parmigiana : ) I love butternut squash — it’s so versatile + you can enjoy it anytime of the year! A healthy’ish meal that tastes amazing. You can purchase pre-cut containers for easy convenience. I prefer cutting fresh squash {not an easy taskContinue reading “Orecchiette with Butternut Squash”

Homemade Salted Caramel

Simply scrumptious! Sure store bought brands are good but homemade caramel 💃 is so much better : ) Have you made caramel before? I felt intimidated the first time making caramel. This is an easy recipe that doesn’t require a thermometer : ) A few helpful tips: use a long wooden spoon or heat resistantContinue reading “Homemade Salted Caramel”

Caprese Bread Bowl

Cheesy goodness! Melted mozzarella inside, crisp bread topped with fresh cherry tomatoes, basil & drizzled balsamic vinegar : ) Are you a caprese lover? I am 🙂 This tasty, fun twist will not disappoint you. The melted mozzarella slightly bubbled over ~ combined with tomatoes, bread & balsamic is incredibly delicious! I made a noContinue reading “Caprese Bread Bowl”

Milk and Cereal Ice Cream Bars

Summer scoop! Cornflakes cereal + vanilla ice cream combined into a breakfast …. dessert : ) A fun-no bake idea! Crushed cereal with a creamy vanilla cream make this a brilliant-cool treat! I made two batches & shared these with my neighbors & their kids! They absolutely loved them. Get scooping & enjoy! Have aContinue reading “Milk and Cereal Ice Cream Bars”

Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu with Pappardelle

An Italian-style dish packed with flavor! Slow cooked short ribs, carrots, celery, onion & marinara make the most delicious meal. With minimal prep time slicing the vegetables & searing the ribs, the rest is hands off. No babysitting required…slow cooker to the rescue : ) Pasta is so pretty, easy & delicious! You can substituteContinue reading “Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu with Pappardelle”

Grilled Pineapple and Coconut Ice Cream

Pina colada on a plate 😉 Extra yummy grilled fruit with shredded coconut flakes & lime zest ~ Yes : ) I made no churn coconut ice cream for National Ice Cream Day {yesterday}. It’s absolutely delicious on its own. Have you tried grilled fruit…apples, peaches or watermelon? Grilling fresh fruit enhances the flavor! YourContinue reading “Grilled Pineapple and Coconut Ice Cream”