Simple Resolutions for the New Year

I don't know how the years fly by so fast, but here we are at the end of another one! So I've been setting some goals and resolutions I'd like to see happen this year! One thing that I'd love to do is re-create some of my favorite recipes with a healthier twist - like Orange Chicken or Sweet Potato ... Read More

How to Cook Pasta (Like a Boss)

I'm just joking a bit with the title of today's post, but in all seriousness I hope you gain lots of tips and tricks to make cooking pasta (and gluten free pasta) so much easier (and tastier)! I don't have a ton of restaurant experience, but I did learn several things that have revolutionized the way I cook, (especially how ... Read More

20 Ways to Love Fall

Fall is hands down, my favorite season! Even so, when the leaves first start to turn and there's a chill in the air, I get a bit grumpy. Something about the end of summer makes it really hard to embrace fall, and I'm always dragging my feet because winter around here is like 8....months.....long....! I'm only exaggerating about the winter ... Read More

Food Prep 101

Preparing food ahead of time goes against my grain, I just can't seem to commit to 4 days in a row of the same salad - or whatever it might be! I love winging it day by day, and just going with whatever I'm craving - sounds good right? Well... in theory anyways - what actually happens is more like ... Read More

Springtime Strawberry Spa Water

Is spa water worth the trouble... as it turns out, yes it is! I've never taken the time to find out what the fuss was about until last week when I had 4 strawberries left alone in their big empty carton. As I pondered what I might do with just a couple of berries, I decided to make some spa ... Read More

A Spring Decluttering

There's something about Spring that's filled with refreshing motivation! Perhaps it's the sight of sunshine, and the bulbs sprouting in my flower beds that's given me all kinds of inspiration to declutter. My Maybe on Monday challenge of the month is a massive spring decluttering, and to establish an in and out policy to avoid future pileups! Our clutter problem ... Read More

Valentine’s Dinner – Without Breaking a Sweat

Today I’m going to give you the menu, grocery list, and a breakdown for a super easy, 4-course Italian inspired dinner at home. It’s only 4-courses if you want to pull out all the stops, or you can pick 1 or 2 courses for an even easier evening!

5 Ways to Simplify & Organize

I don’t care how much you organize, when you have too much stuff it never works! That’s where the simplify part comes in: less stuff = more organized. Whenever a space is too crowded you can never find the things that you actually need because it’s covered up with all those things you never use (or maybe that’s just me).

How To Maintain Living Herbs

I started buying living herbs from the grocery store about a year ago. They’re a great way to have more fresh herbs available without so much waste. It seems every time I buy a package of basil, it turns brown within a couple of days, (maybe it’s because we live up north and our produce isn’t always the freshest – … Read More