Eating with my Little Lovebug

We made some roasted garlic beet hummus and homemade sourdough crackers to brighten up the cheese board and add a little touch of love Roasted Garlic Beet Hummus 1 head of garlic, roasted ahead with olive oil 1 can of chickpeas, drained 2 precooked red beets (cooked and peeled) 1 1/2 lemons, juiced + save…

Easy, Tasty, Healthy Brekkie

Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach, Feta, & Egg Scramble Eggs Milk (for whisking into eggs-optional) Roasted red peppers from jar to keep it simple (or oven roasted), chopped Fresh Spinach Feta, crumbled Salt Pepper Directions; Heat large skillet or pan on stove to low-medium heat. Whisk eggs with a few teaspoons milk. Pour eggs into pan…

Chocolate French Crullers with Raspberry Glaze

I received my subscription of Food & Wine magazine for the month of February and was inspired to make these after reading their Chocolate-Raspberry French Crullers with Fudge Glaze recipe. I tweaked it to my liking and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I live at an elevation of 7,700, so this recipe made double…

Honey Sesame Salmon with Broccoli, Bell Peppers, and Rice Noodles

This dinner blew me away especially with how quick and easy it was to make. I made one marinade and used it for the salmon and the vegetables. I marinated the salmon in half the soy honey mixture and saved the rest to drizzle over the vegetables for roasting. I roasted the veggies and salmon…

Liliane’s “Retro Trolls” 2nd Birthday!

When I went home to my parent’s house at Easter, I went through my stuff stored in their attic to find my old Troll dolls. I decided it was time to take them back into my possession, so I brought them back to Colorado to introduce my old favorite toys from my elementary days to…

Milk Bread

When quarantine started over a year ago, I took up a new hobby: making and keeping up with sourdough. Here is one of my favorite sourdough recipes, but I will not take all the credit. I got it from This Old Gal. Hokkaido Milk Bread is the best sandwich bread ever! I also love to…

Liliane’s 1st Birthday!

I started thinking about Lil’s birthday theme quite a few months ago and nothing compared to a rainbow Unicorn theme with a touch of roses. A friend (that ended up having three boys) once told me she wanted to have a little girl JUST so she could throw a unicorn birthday party…so I HAD to…

Oatmeal Cream Pies (better than Little Debbie does it!)

I was back in Tulsa a few months back and saw an Oatmeal Cream Pie behind the glass at this little bakery in the Mother Road Market food hall.  I have been craving them since passing up the opportunity to partake in that chewy goodness I loved so much in my childhood.  Then I was…

Quick Pickled Pearl Onions

Quick Pickled Pearl Onions Ingredients: 8 ounces (about 18) assorted pearl onions, peeled and trimmed 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns (I prefer Tellicherry peppercorns) In a medium saucepan boil salted water, then add pearl onions to boil for 2 minutes.  Drain, rinse…

Suffice it to say…it’s been quite a summer

So I got married in June, 2018, after about 3 months of planning an at-home-wedding with about 60 guests.  It was a dream come true and turned out pretty perfectly. We turned our yard into a twinkly wonderland filled with candles, lights, lanterns, and flowers everywhere.  Some of the guys–with the help of my mother…