Sweet Potato Pie Breakfast Parfait

September 24, 2017


Until about 6 months ago, we did not have a full length mirror in our home. Surprisingly, I didn’t miss it as much as one would think. It was annoying putting an outfit together to go out sometimes but overall, I just didn’t need it. But I picked one up finally thinking it wasn’t ideal to try to stand on the bathtub to see into the bathroom mirror when checking out how pair of shoes looked with a dress before a wedding. Those who know me well, know this is risky business we are dealing with here.

There was something about the way I looked at myself in this mirror that I hadn’t dealt with for so many years since we hadn’t had one at all to even look in. And it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I realized what the issue was. Continue Reading

Spicy Sausage Tacos with Simple Slaw

September 17, 2017


T minus two days until Taco Tuesday, so prepping needs to happen right now! Ok, not really. These tacos can be whipped up in about 20 minutes, so absolutely no need to spend all of your precious time! If you are a spicy kind of person, then these are the tacos for you. And if you are not? Well, then these can still be for you as well. The heat can be increased or decreased based on your taste. Continue Reading

My Go To Recipes From the Blog

September 10, 2017


 I follow a lot of food bloggers naturally, and I watch them post so many drool worthy recipes on social media and also in my inbox. Sometimes, I think it can be a touch overwhelming as to where to start. New recipes can be scary and there is always a rick of things flopping–especially if you found your way to the recipe via Pinterest.

On top of that, some recipes get a lot more love than others, some are super simple and others make you feel like you need to go to culinary school to master. Wouldn’t it be nice though, to have all of the tried and true, best of the best or just the recipe creator’s go to recipes in one place?

Why I thought you’d never ask! So I bring you that today! Continue Reading

Vegan Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

September 4, 2017


A few weeks ago, I was asked to feed some friends at a small event. The challenge? The food would need to be vegan. And of course, it had to be GOOD. Now trust me, things CAN be vegan and good. I have eaten plenty of vegan treats in my day that have been amazing. But party food always puts the pressure on. You have to cater to an array of likes and dislikes, you don’t know exactly who will be coming. And what you think will be the best thing on the menu never is. So needless to say, it was a challenge. 

And wouldn’t you know, the recipe I thought would just be so-so, ended up being one that I got the most compliments on, that is aside from the “Reese” Cups I made. I mean, that’s just a given.

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Maple Vanilla Cashew Coffee

September 1, 2017



Thank you so much La Terza Coffee for sponsoring this post! I hope that you grow to love this company as much as I do! 

Coffee Talk: Part IV The Decaf Process coming at you today along with La Terza Roasterie, and if you are one of those crazy decaf drinkers like me, then you will want to read on for sure! Obviously coffee does not come naturally without caffeine, and there are several ways it can be processed. I typically try to find decaffeinated coffees that are processed more naturally, it’s pretty important to me!

So why decaf? Continue Reading

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