Pumpkin Sugar Toast and Other Random Thoughts

It is the week before Easter, which also happens to be my husband’s birthday.  I am already planning the Easter/birthday meal that we will have next Sunday.  Once again pintrest has come in handy with a yummy and simple cake truffle recipe.  Don’t worry I will give you full details soon!  I have also been…

Easy Bacon Mac & Cheese

The weather has gotten chilly here, more like a typical March, and with cooler weather comes my need for warm comfort food.  I didn’t want to blow my diet but was really craving mac and cheese.  I also had some left over turkey bacon from my BLT sandwiches from last nights dinner that I needed…

Spinach, Pea & Pear and Peach & Blueberry Baby Food Puree

I have once again realized the cost saving that making my own baby food does for our grocery budget.  We were out-of-town last weekend and I missed my baby-food-making-day on Saturday.  We were down to the last few servings and I knew we would need something to cover us until I could make more.  I…

Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Ok so I am seriously addicted to pinterest.  I am always looking for different craft ideas and recipes.  People find the greatest stuff.  I recently came across this cake recipe and really wanted to try it.  Now that strawberries are really coming into their own, I knew it was time to make it.  The original…

6 Month Photo Shoot

We just got back our pictures from Avery’s 6 month photo shoot.  My cousin Renee is truly gifted with a camera.  I am so in love with all of the photos but I am going to show you a couple of my favorites.  We chose to do a mirror and a large fake flower as…

Sausage and Spinach Saute

    This is a super easy meal that will make you strong like Popeye!  The combination of spinach, lemon and spicy Italian sausage is like a party on your tongue :).  I got this recipe from the “Cook Yourself Thin” cookbook.  I have loved every recipe that I have made from it and this…

Knitted Bloom- A Handbag/ Ponytail Embellishment

My sister has decided to take her first vacation in years to celebrate her 30th birthday.  She is heading to the sunny Caribbean and I am super jealous because I will still be working, changing diapers, doing the laundry and washing the dishes while she is sunning on the beach and swimming in clear blue…

Super Easy Enchilada Casserole

Have you ever had one of those weeks where everyone is running in a different direction at different times? That has been my week. I have spent little time with my husband and Avery and I have been so busy when I get home from work that I haven’t gotten any real play time with…

Garden Veggie Stuffed Shells

Seriously beautiful weather here in Ohio!  It was over 70 degrees again today.  As much as I wanted to grill out, my dinner plan was a little different for this evening.  I found a wonderful recipe for stuffed shells in the cookbook “Cook Yourself Thin”.  It is a delicious way to get your veggies in!…

Recycled Bottle Cap Frame

For some reason my husband has been “collecting” the caps of his beer bottles in his golf bag.  I asked him why he was doing that and he didn’t really know.   So I informed him that the “collection” now belonged to me :).  I told him that I would create something beautiful with them.  He…

Grilling Out!

I must be dreaming because it was another glorious day here in the great state of Ohio.  The outdoors called to us and my husband and I took little Miss Avery for a walk around the neighborhood.  So nice to be outside, hearing the birds and smelling the sweet smell of the bbq grill!  We…

Cheesy Sausage Mini Pizza

I have to take a quick moment to comment on the fact that it was 70 DEGREES in Ohio today!  I am beyond myself with happiness and vitamin D!  Avery, my mom, my sister and nephew all went on a walk in our local park. Knowing that I was going to take a nice long…