Bacon Bolognese


Rich, hearty, smoky -- this is even better than the traditional Bolognese sauce. Earlier this week I recapped my trip to Wyoming to visit James and his family, and this is the Bolognese recipe we made over the Fourth of July weekend, as promised! While it is not the traditional ... read more >>

Fourth of July in Wyoming


Hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!  I spent mine in Wyoming with James and his family in their cabin nestled in the Bighorn Mountains.  I’m not sure how else to put this, but it’s kind of in the middle of nowhere, and that’s what makes it so special!  It felt so good to be able to ... read more >>

Fourth of July Favorites


A round of my favorite Fourth of July eats for this festive holiday! Fourth of July is upon us!  I have put together an assortment of my favorite and popular recipes that are perfect for this holiday, whether you are hosting a BBQ this year or you are a guest bringing something to a get ... read more >>

{Meatless Monday} Steakhouse Sauteed Mushrooms


These Steakhouse Sauteed Mushrooms make the perfect one-skillet side dish -- scrumptious, easy to make, and great to serve with a delicious steak or roasted chicken dinner. While I love a thick, juicy piece of ribeye steak at a steakhouse, I always get excited about the side dishes too.  The ... read more >>

Copycat DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies


Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies just like the ones from the hotel! It all started when I stayed at DoubleTree Hotel for the first time and they handed me one of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had.  It was soft, chewy, and warm. Last Christmas, I stumbled upon this copycat ... read more >>

Weekend Getaway: Colorado!


I took a getaway to Colorado last weekend and I finally got around to sorting through the photos!  James’ high school friend Erin and Kyle were getting married in Denver, so we took the opportunity to turn it into a long weekend, hanging out with friends, eating lots of food, and just spending as ... read more >>

Tuna Avocado Melt Quesadilla


Spice up your typical quesadilla and make this summer-inspired Tuna Avocado Melt Quesadilla topped with fresh, crunchy pico de gallo! As you can see, I’ve been on a tuna melt kick lately.  I’ve been making a lightened up version of tuna melt sandwich by swapping out mayo and using Greek ... read more >>

{Meatless Monday} Green Goddess Detox Juice


Green Goddess Detox Juice combines cucumber, green apple, lemon, and ginger for a refreshing juice to hydrate and cleanse the body! JUICE LOVERS UNITE! Few weeks ago, my sister gave me one of the extra juicers she had lying around, and ever since then, I’ve been on a juicing frenzy! I ... read more >>