Off to a Fresh Start

  I’ve always loved spring cleaning because it means a fresh start. My favorite part is the satisfaction I get from giving my house a thorough clean — I love waking up on one of the first mornings after cleaning, taking a deep breath and finding myself in a more organized, healthy and beautiful space. […]

20 Cute ways to decorate with peeps!

I have to admit, I totally love Peeps! They’re so cute! I don’t mind eating one or two around Easter, but my real love isn’t the sugary sweet taste, it’s that adorable classic peep look. The moment I see the little bunnies and chicks in various colors in the store, I can’t help but be […]

Blood Orange Lemonade

I was a little shocked last week when I went into my local pharmacy and they had Easter candy and decorations out!! Seriously!?!? 2016 is moving entirely too fast! I cannot believe that tomorrow is going to be March 1st!! With Spring just around the corner I felt like it was time to start getting ready with […]

25 fun ways to decorate an Easter Egg

Am I the only person who really doesn’t have a “crafty” bone in my body? One quick glance at Pinterest and all my fears are confirmed. I look at my Facebook or Instagram feed and my palms get sweaty, I get that nervous pit in the bottom of my stomach, my head begins swim… Where […]

10 cool wine accessories all wine lovers need

Why is that that I am always missing out on these fun little “holidays”??? Maybe it is the fact that I consider myself a professional wine drinker and my memory gets a little fuzzy… Or more likely that someone just made it up last week, who knows! In any case, yesterday was national Drink Wine […]

Avocado Egg Bake

  It felt like most breaks ups do… it was hard at first, but with time you begin to forget. It gets easier to push out all those little things that you loved, the things that brought you back for more, the cravings for more… Several years ago Tavis and I broke up with cereal, and other […]

San Sebastian Farmers Market

This last year has been a crazy, busy year filled of traveling all over the place. I have felt displaced for months and was thrilled to finally get back here to the island to my “home” just after Christmas. Finally after a few weeks in my home, with my bed and my kitchen and my […]

Holiday Spice Sangria

Sangria… it one of those drinks that I can always find an excuse to make and it really goes great with food in just about any season. When we were in Washington DC last winter, the bartender at the hotel we were staying at had mixed up a batch of sangria and it was absolutely delicious. Aside from […]

Grandaddy’s Fudge

Granddaddy’s Fudge was one of those favorite childhood memories that always surfaces as the weather starts to turn cooler. Or, for the past few years, as I see on the news that the weather is turning colder in the rest of the country. 😉
I haven’t made fudge in a few years and that might be because Puerto Rico it never cools off and it just doesn’t feel right. But this Fall we are up in DC and it is a brisk 45 degrees out this morning, the perfect weather to inspire all the fall favorites to be pulled out of the recipe box!
This recipe is loosely based on the recipe that is found on the jar of Kraft Marshmallow cream, but in the late 80’s they change the recipe. Grandaddy’s was based on the original version then as Grandaddy’s do, he tweaked it. 😉

I’m not a runner… but I signed up for a half marathon!

So I have been reluctant to write this post… maybe even scared.
I am not entirely sure why but it probably had to do with not wanting anyone to hold me accountable if I gave up and quit. Tavis and I signed up to run a half marathon!! For some, that might not be a big deal. But for this girl who, at the time, was struggling to run one and a half miles…. this is a HUGE thing!!! Since we had a few months before the real training began we were able to slowly add miles each week. We officially started training in mid July and if you follow us on Instagram you are probably sick of seeing my post run, sweating my butt off pictures. But this is a BIG deal for me and I am slightly proud that I have made it this far so the picture are not going to stop any time soon. 😉

Easy Chicken N Dumplin’s

I am a sucker for a good bowl/plate of dumplin’s, with chicken or without, they are a one of my favorites. If I could only find a way to keep them from from effecting my waist line they might appear on my menu with a little more frequency… The great thing about this recipe if it […]

Corn Chowder with Bacon

This has been one of my favorite chowder/soup recipes since my mother in law first made it when I was over at their house a few years back.
After spending the summer up in the mountains on Pennsylvania where the high temperature is regularly 65-70 degrees and the lows in the 40’s I have been craving warm soups and warm wintery things… After all these are colder temps that we normally have in the winter!!
Now that we are turning the corner into Fall temperatures in most of the country I figured it would be a great time to share this new favorite of mine.

Raspberry Almond Coffeecake with Cream Cheese filling

This is an easy, delicious coffee cake that I started making right after Tavis and I were married. I was in the full on “homemaker” mode and trying to show off my skills.
As yummy and quick as this coffee cake was to throw together, combined with my other “homemaker” concoctions I was mixing up, I had to set this recipe aside when we started to remove white flour and sugar from our diet due to… clothes starting to not fit…
Last week I had this desire to revive this oldie but goodie right after Tavis and I finished a 5 mile run…

Basil Lime Margaritas

With Summer in full swing, I wanted to share a few delicious cocktails that my brother in law made for us a few weeks back. I am not that creative with drinks and tend to just stick to what I know, so it is always fun to go over to their house and taste a […]

My shopping list and free printable PDF download

Back at the beginning of this year I wrote this post about the changes I wanted to make and areas that I wanted to improve. Some of those things have happened… and a lot have not… One of the things that I have done is really work on cutting back on my grocery budget by […]