New Painting

I finished up this beauty semi-recently, and I LOVE how it turned out. I currently have it over my computer in my office right now as I type. The colors are just so soothing. I can’t decide if it looks like mountains or a desert, what do you think? I took this painting and featured…

Chipotle, Steak, & Broccoli Quiche

Clean out the fridge Friday = quiche time! Today’s quiche features a chipotle sauce base topped with a thin layer of tomato slices. Then I added sautéed onions and broccoli mixed with pepper jack cheese and sliced steak. To top it off, whisked eggs with a little bit of heavy cream. I love making quiche….

Macrame Costers

Moving to California, I have noticed that all cold beverages condensate. You might think that is an odd statement, but that was not really a thing in Colorado. Since I did not have to worry about that in CO, I never had coasters laying around the house. Moving here, it was evident that I needed…

When Life Gives You Lemons

Make lemonade…and Lemon Bread! This past weekend Adam and I went over to an old family friend’s house that happens to be 10 minutes away from us here in California. I have never met them before, but apparently they all grew up with my dad and his siblings, so it was fun to meet them…

Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta

If you have ever seen any of my other pasta blog posts, then you might notice that I tend to use a lot of the same ingredients, but vary the recipe a bit here and there. I also tend to use what I have in the fridge rather than going and buying specific ingredients. So…

Lavender & Oat Bath Soak

I have been growing lavender at my desk while i’ve been working from home these past couple months. They went a little crazy, and I kept forgetting to water them, so I decided it was time to harvest the lavender & plant a new round of pods into my AeroGarden. Deciding what to do with all…

Cheesy Brussels Sprout Skillet

I always say Brussel sprouts not Brussels sprouts…that’s interesting, I’ve been wrong this whole time. Who knew? Well, you have found the perfect recipe for your next party. Having a party or going to one, this dish will be the best of them all. (When parties are socially allowed again, for now you can make…

Growing Broccoli

Well…Trying to grow broccoli. So I planted broccoli seeds in my AeroGarden Farm Plus 200 days ago, and today I finally decided it was a bust. Such a bummer, but it was a good learning experience and I still had fun. I think it was just too hot in the Farm Plus and it was…

Beach Life

Sorry I have been MIA for the past 2 months, life got pretty busy that I just didn’t have time, and mostly the energy to write my weekly blog, but now that I am settled…it’s time to get back into my regular routine. So, in the midst of this shitty pandemic, Adam and I managed…

Green Chili Rice w/ Chicken

I really, really tried to use everything in my house before going to the grocery store, and because of this I have been getting pretty creative. I had one chicken breast, a bag of frozen mixed vegetables, frozen spicy green chilis, some chicken broth, and rice…and hence the name of this dish. First, I cut the chicken…

Chicken Mashed Potato Balls

It’s time to go grocery shopping again, but I don’t want to go until I have used almost everything in the kitchen (trying to limit my exposure to the virus by going to the store less..) So, that just means I need to get creative, and my creativity of the night is…Shredded chicken and mashed…

New Piece

I finished up a new painting recently, and I am happy with the end result. The background is my favorite by far, yet the center gave me a bit of trouble. I actually painted like 3/4ths of the center triangle, didn’t like it, painted it over with white, and tried again. I still was not…