It has been a busy start to fall here! First off, last month I celebrated my 32nd birthday… yikes. It was a low-key day of brunch, day drinks and football, since my last couple birthdays have been very eventful. Year 30 was celebrated on a party bus (literally, a school bus), cruising up Highway 1…… Continue reading Shrimp Street Tacos with Mango Habanero Salsa
This time last week, I was sitting around waiting. My pantry was packed, my bar stocked and all my laundry and dishes were cleaned and put away. The backyard was stripped of decorative string lights, the grill was anchored to the deck and the patio furniture was in my dining room. Devices and back up…… Continue reading On The Side: German-Style Potatoes with Pesto
Where does one get their cooking inspiration? A lot of people will refer back to their childhood, and learning to cook with family or the food that comes from their parents or grandparents culture. A lot of people will refer back to where they grew up and turn it into buzz words: their southern roots,…… Continue reading Hawaiian-Inspired Fried Chicken & Pineapple Waffles
It has been a busy start to summer around here and my blog has suffered a bit. We had my mother-in-law visit, then we took a trip to Seattle and Chicago, and I promptly got sick with bronchitis when we got home. After that, we had a friend staying with us on the weekends while…… Continue reading What Are You Drinking?
Today is a different type of post. No food, no recipes, just a little more insight into who I am and some advice I have for others. Specifically, this is for anyone who is a future military spouse. January 15th, 2015 was the day I got married. May 6th, 2016 was my wedding. Why? Let’s…… Continue reading A Tale of Two Weddings
There are some foods you are never really taught to make. From a young age, you just know how it works. You do it the same way every time. I think French toast falls into that category. You can remember getting your hands in there, helping your mom, dad, grandparent or whoever make a huge…… Continue reading Stuffed French Toast
That title is a mouthful, but I suppose that’s appropriate when you have two dishes in one blog post. I hope everyone has a nice start to spring so far. Our remodeling is still underway, but things are starting to feel like home. We also have our first visitors coming tonight… my awesome in-laws! They…… Continue reading Curry & Yogurt Marinated Chicken with Mint Dressing Two Ways