Pommes Persillade (Potatoes with Parsley and Garlic)

I found this recipe the other day and thank goodness I did. These potatoes turned out amazing, and why wouldn’t they, loaded with butter, cheese and herbs. Yum! Here is the original recipe. I had these as a side dish with some chimichurri pork chops, a salad, and some baked carrots.

DIY Flower Crown

At my job, we are constantly growing a variety of plants. This week they pulled down a couple Bounty’s full of Zinnia flowers. These beautiful, radiant flowers have vibrant red, pink, yellow, and white blooms, on tall stalks with rounded leaves, making them the perfect flower to make flower crowns! Did you ever do that as…

Creamy Chicken Ravioli

I was really craving ravioli the other day, and rather than buy some from the store, I decided to make my own. It’s so easy, I think it’s fun, and mine always taste better than the processed stuff. Using the few ingredients I had in the house, I made a great filling and added some…

Smile Direct Club – My Review

An honest review of my journey with Smile Direct Club, a review that is NOT SPONSORED with my real opinion, curse words and all! So, I went ahead and purchased the Smile Direct Club aligners kit. I did a ton of research on teeth straightening, specifically clear rather than braces. I decided to go with SDC…

Earrings + Moving to Cali

I was busy this past weekend cranking out some earrings for my Etsy site. I don’t know if you are aware, but this summer my fiancé and I will be moving to Carlsbad, California (near San Diego) so he can go back to school and study his passion. When looking at pricing of living there, I…

Yellow Pasta with Meatballs

Just working my way through the many colors of pasta, and this week I created some vibrant yellow noodles. The pasta itself is simple to make, turmeric being the key ingredient to add that beautiful yellow hue. Yield: 2 platesIngredients:* 2Eggs* 1 3/4 – 2 1/2 cups flour* 1 Tbsp Turmeric* 1/2 Ib Meatballs /…

Ireland!

Ugh I have been so bad about posting lately, shame on me. Part of that excuse, just a bit, is because I was busy visiting Ireland. 😀 Yeap, mid December, 8 days, with my boyfriend and my mom. It was an amazing trip, with the friendliest people, stunning landscapes, tasty food, and lots of sheep!…

Weekend in Seattle

Well, this post is a little overdue, but 3 weekends ago I took a quick trip to Seattle to visit my mom, who at the time was up in Vancouver. I flew out Friday afternoon at 4:30 and got to the AirBnB by 10pm. My mom was already there waiting for me, both of us…

Cosma the Tank

We have a tank of a dog, Cosma. She looks like a chocolate lab, pitbull mix, with the beautiful brown coloring, short legs, alligator’s mouth and is built for days. In April she will be 5 years old already. Crazy. My boyfriend got her back in college, so small, she could fit into your cupped…

My Type of Pizza

This week I was on my own for dinner, twice, and do you know what I made myself BOTH nights? A homemade pizza, Nikky Style. What is Nikky style you might ask? Well, that means the pizza has to at least have (lots of) onions, prosciutto, arugula, and absolutely no red-sauce. I made two variations…

Sausage & Broccoli Pasta with White Wine Sauce

Made this one night during the week when I was too lazy to think of much else, but it turned out great, so thought it was worth a share. Easy recipe, that is great for a weeknight. Yumm Yield – 2 plates + leftovers Ingredients:1/2 Cup Italian Sausage1/3 Cup Chopped Broccoli, small pieces1/2 Bell Pepper…

Chorizo & Chard Quichata

Yes, I meant quichata. This is my version of a quiche crossed with a frittata, including dough and super fluffy eggs. Bonus, I baked it in a Dutch oven. With just a few delicious ingredients, you can make yourself a quichata too! Ingredients: For the Dough:1 Large Egg2 1/2 Tbsp Ice Water1 1/2 Cup FlourTsp…