• Summer Salads: Prosciutto, Peach & Cucumber

    Okay, let’s start a new series! Summer Salads! You all overwhelmingly confirmed (thank you!!!) that you’d love to know what is in my daily Summer salad over on Instagram and I’m happy to write a new post series! I love combining the unexpected in a salad, especially when the produce is on fire right now. For me, it’s important to always have something a little sweet, something crunchy and something with zing. And let’s not forget a homemade dressing. I try to make a jar every week so throwing together a salad is easy. I will write the recipe as one serving in my favorite melamine bowls (I have different…

  • Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020

    I think I may say this every time I compile a men’s gift guide… guys, well they can be hard to shop for. Here are some ideas for that favorite Dad in your life!   DECOMEN Multi-purpose Neck Gaiter with 10 PCS Safety Carbon Filters – My husband LOVES this for a face mask. No ear loops, no fuss, just pulls up off your neck when you need it.  “Everybody Has A Dream Down By The Sea” by Summer Strauch – Perfect print for their (maybe new) home office. Sonos Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB Turntable –  What’s cooler than a vinyl collection? A super cool way to play them thank…

  • Brown Butter Cereal Bars

    Looking to make something super easy, super satisfying and probably already have everything in your kitchen?  I got you! These are upgraded “Krispie” treats with decadent browned butter and a touch of salt. You can really use any plain cereal here… Chex, Cheerios, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes etc etc. I’d stay away from fruit flavored cereals, but chocolate would work! Last time we made this we used a combo of Cheerios and Rice Chex!

  • Week Nine Coronavirus Hiatus: Warmer Weather At Home Fashion

    Alright. Let’s be honest. Who thought this was going to last this long? And even when the Stay At Home orders are lifted, life isn’t going back to “normal”. Those gorgeous Spring dresses in my closet aren’t going out to dinner. That said, the weather is changing, and sometimes something as little as new pair of shorts can lift one’s spirit. Make you feel fresh. So as we head into Week Nine I don’t have any great words of wisdom (I ran out of those weeks ago) but I do have some fun new picks for warm weather casual at home fashion. (Say that five times fast). That means cotton,…

  • Cocktails: Strawberry Basil Smash

    My FAVORITE blogger/cookbook author, Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest came out with a Blueberry Lemon Thyme Smash cocktail the other week and it looked so amazing. (if you don’t have her latest cookbook… buy it!)  I didn’t have all the ingredients so I got creative using her method and the result was pretty fantastic. Strawberry Basil Smash for the win!  I use tequila here… well, because I always use tequila. But vodka, bourbon or rum would work well too!    

  • Bourbon Apple Crisp

    Apple crisp. Talk about a dessert that is a hit any season. Summer BBQ’s, Fall gatherings, Winter holidays and Spring brunches. This one is extra special with addition of bourbon, it adds a little more depth!  The gluten free topping is so buttery and delicious! Serving with vanilla ice cream is definitely encouraged.

  • Week Eight Coronavirus Hiatus: The Corona Kitchen File

    Week EIGHT. That feels really bananas. That means, in the house, we have had weeks and weeks of cooking. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. We have only had a handful of take out nights- those nights really feel like a vacation… and we should probably do it more. We have already discussed the ins and outs of getting groceries delivered a few weeks ago… I think it has gotten easier to get everything you need delivered! (Read here: Week Five Coronavirus Hiatus: Grocery Games) I have been receiving a lot of questions about what I am cooking and pleas for ideas.  So here we go… this time has given me the…

  • April Favorites… 2020

    I know I say it all the time; “Where did the month go?”. But really… where did it go? April was one very long blur. I can not believe it’s already over. Lot’s of TV, movies & books  here… because what else have we done this month? I hope everyone is hanging in during their quarantine!     White + Warren Cashmere Sweatshirt – I bought this utterly soft sweater from my favorite local shop, Fred. It’s on sale in both spots! I LOVE it. Feels put together while still so comfortable.  Defending Jacob – Apple TV – This book was actually the first book I picked for book club…

  • Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020

    I am having a hard time keeping track of days for sure… is it Tuesday or Wednesday? And forget about actual day of the month! But I did just realize that Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away! Time to get on it! I have rounded up some great gift ideas for that wonderful Mom in your life… and Moms feel free to forward this on to those that love you!      Fiddle Leaf Plant – Love the idea of pretty plant that will have a more permanent spot rather than just flowers… but you can certainly do flowers too!  Ariel Gordon Necklace – I recently discovered this…