Valentine’s Day Sweets: Bourbon Bananas Foster Recipe

Do you know how you’re going to celebrate this Valentine’s Day weekend? Going out to eat can get pricey — especially on Valentine’s Day. I actually prefer to stay home on Valentine’s Day. I worked in the food industry, so I know Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants. It can simply get overwhelming.


Football Food: Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

I wanted to share my stepmother’s amazing Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe. It’s perfect for the Super Bowl — for Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos fans alike. My stepmom is an awesome cook and is great at hosting parties and get togethers. And, this is one of our favorite recipes that she makes.

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Blueberry Pregnancy Craving Recipes + Baby Eleanor Update

The days are growing closer and closer to baby Eleanor’s arrival. My belly is starting to feel tighter, and I’m feeling a lot more kicks! I am starting to countdown the sleeps till she’s in my arms, looking back up at me.


Chicken Enchilada Recipe with Tomatillo Sauce

This is a different take on a typical chicken enchilada recipe. It takes no time at all to make, so it’s super easy for a quick work-week dinner. Plus, it’s gluten free, so it’s a great recipe to have in your arsenal in case you have dinner guests with food allergies. Once I plate the enchiladas, I like to top them off with

blueberry coffee cake


Yummy Blueberry Coffee Cake for Weekend Mornings

Last weekend we got a little snow in Virginia Beach, from the epic blizzard that hit the East Coast over Friday and Saturday. We mostly got rain and a little snow, which turned into slush, but since the weather was cold and wet, neither Billy nor I wanted to go out on Sunday after the storm passed through. So, a lazy Sunday was in order! […]

chocolate cake recipe


Homemade Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

I spent another day hanging in the coffee house, feeling little Eleanor kick me as I munched down on a blueberry muffin! Today, I want to write about a cake I made this week. Yes, I made a “from scratch,” homemade chocolate cake (no applause needed, haha). I have never been much of a baker, but I got a serious pregnancy craving earlier this week […]


Gluten-Free Beef Stew Recipe

Are you allergic to or avoiding gluten? I cooked up this gluten-free beef stew recipe for my friend who has quite a few different food allergies. If you or someone you know has a gluten allergy, give this recipe a try. It’s really easy and quite good!

spinach manicotti


Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Manicotti Recipe

Now that winter is in full swing, and the days are growing colder and colder, I tend to gravitate toward comfort foods! This spinach and ricotta stuffed manicotti recipe is full of flavor and easy to make. Have the kids or family help out too, and create an assembly line when you are stuffing the manicotti. Kids love to get their hands dirty. Plus, they […]

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Pregnancy Update: Preparing for Baby Eleanor

The other day, I needed a little change of scenery, so I spent the morning visiting The Daily Grind, a local coffee shop near my house. I love people watching while sipping on my tiny cup of coffee and munching down on my delicious cranberry orange muffin.

Sausage and Vegetable Pasta Bake


Sausage and Vegetable Pasta Bake

This one-dish meal is perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner. Can you believe it can be on the table within 30 minutes?! Plus, who doesn’t love a warm, cheesy baked pasta dish? It’s comfort food at its finest.

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