Meal #4, going it alone…

I’m dying to work on our Betty’s BFF’s cookbook challenge but my darling BFF is still not quite up to it. So tonight I’m going solo for meal #4.  On the menu, garlic marinade for venison steaks, caramelized onions, and apple crisp for dessert.  I started of course with the marinade. This was the first…

Uneventful update

So…how’ve you all been… I’m just here living the dream. Waiting for my BFF to find relief of her back pain so we can get back in the kitchen together, and enjoying my Fall weather which finally returned.  The cooler weather is always a welcome change in the fall. It brings back happy memories. And…

Willing the Cool Autumn Weather to Come Back…

It’s been an absolutely gorgeous early fall Sunday. I’ve had a really laid back day, a quick breakfast, some errands, and grocery shopping. By the time I got to the store our sunny day had really warmed things up, and I was shedding my hoody, and thinking about the coming week.  Weather is a fickle…

Wandering through my recipes

I have shared recipes on a few different platforms, and I really do like Just-A-Pinch. A recipe sharing site with a test kitchen that tries things out. It has a comment forum that allows people to ask questions, and give kudos for the items that they really like. Instead of sharing or liking recipes if…

The pain of it all.

My BFF, Amber, is going for Olympic Gold when it comes to back pain! Still in miserable pain; we haven’t been able to even hang out much the past few weeks let alone do any cooking…insert sad face here… So, I did what any great friend would do. I googled weird things like “foods that…

Meal #3, Finally that chicken! 

My bff, Amber, is still down for count with debilitating back pain and unfortunately not a lot of relief in sight. So, I’m going solo tonight with a meal from the Betty Crocker Red Book. With 1500 recipes and only nine completed we could be at this for years!  As promised I am finally getting…

Perfect pancakes

Yesterday we hosted a small get together of friends, family, and neighbors for a little backyard barbecue and bonfire.  It was so much fun! I loved tasting all the different salads and desserts that were brought in as passing dishes. So yummy!  After a fun filled late night we ended up with a few teenage…

Comfort Food

I’m having a rough week. Not only did I turn 37 on Sunday but I finally admitted that I’m no longer 29. Tough stuff; I know.  More importantly though. Tomorrow September 2nd…just hours away…is my son Logan’s 16th birthday. I wish this were upsetting for the obvious; “my babies growing up reasons”. But instead this…

Another birthday in the books

So yesterday I turned 37! I always thought that by this point in my life I would have it all figured out. Career, family, hobbies etc… But nope! Apparently 37 is the year that you realize that no-one ever really figures it out. Life goes on with or without you. So my best 37 year…

Intermission Recipe

I’ve been getting antsy about when we’re getting together to cook our next Betty’s BFF’s meal, and so decided to try out a side dish recipe of sweet and sour coleslaw from the Betty Crocker Red Book. I’ve been staring at the recipes in this book for weeks and I’m genuinely excited to try all…

What About That Chicken?

So, several weeks ago, I posted that Amber and I would continue our Betty Crocker cooking adventure that we have affectionately renamed Betty’s BFF’s after Relay For Life by cooking up beer can chicken and creamy cole slaw. Well….that didn’t happen…. we were EXHAUSTED!! I mean seriously exhausted, walking in circles, mumbling my to do…

A food-nominon in Las Vegas

Blogging “live” from Las Vegas. My husband and I are vacationing this week in fabulous Las Vegas! We travel here pretty regularly and I have to say I love the diversity and range of cultures and experiences that can be had in this city. Every trip feels like a new experience and always includes some…