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…

Plant Stylist

Wow, I missed three blog posts in a row, that is how busy I have been! Jeeze I am so glad that most of it is over. This past couple weeks I’ve been extra busy at work, because we had 2 photo shoots, and 2 separate video shoots all within the past month. First, we…

Strawberry Rhubarb Cookies

Last year I got a rhubarb plant from a friend, planted it, and forgot about it. Then this year it came back, happy as can be, thriving and taking up so much room with those massive leaves! I am an amateur when it comes to rhubarb. I think the only time I had tried it…

Roasted Peppers & Onion Spread – Dutch Oven

The other day I got an assortment of peppers for free. Anaheim, Banana, & Bell pepper, a spicy and a normal. I went about trying to think of what to do with them, and decided to make a sweet pepper spread, with the use of my new dutch oven. 🙂 With only a few ingredients…

Backpacking Lost Creek Wilderness

More specifically, Lake Park Lasso Loop in the Lost Creek Wilderness. My boyfriend and I finally found a weekend this summer to go backpacking, so we jumped on the opportunity to check out the Lost Creek Wilderness. I did some research and decided upon this particular loop because it was less miles than others. This…

Dog Rain Jacket DIY

Our adorable sausage of a dog, Cosma, has very short hair, and whenever we go on hikes she usually gets pretty cold. We have a cute sweater for her to stay warm, and if we know there will be rain or snow we usually give her our spare rain jacket, but since she is so…

Curried Chicken Noodle Soup

I have had a bag of egg noodles sitting in my kitchen, probably since we moved in, over a year ago…This started to irk me, so I decided to finally use them by making a chicken noodle soup. I also happen to have a lot of yellow curry powder, so I re-routed my decision to…

Easy Pad Thai

I realized the other day that I have never made Pad Thai before, at least not the sauce. I have cheated and bought the pre-made stuff, which is so-so, but never actually made the whole meal from scratch. I started to look for a recipe and then remembered, my mom made the best Pad Thai…

The Struggles of Being a Millennial

Time for a little rant. Let’s talk about Millenials. Millennials are generally defined as people born between 1981 and 1996, I happen to fall right into that time, hence I am a millennial.  All over social media, people are negatively commenting, and blaming millennials for many of the world problems. How on earth could that…