Spend Less, Cook More

I’m raising a picky family, because I cater to their every food whim. It’s okay, mostly, because I’m a great shopper and meal planner. One main dish that we can all agree on is roast chicken. I buy at least one whole chicken a week. They’re usually about 88 cents a pound. I take that…

I Took a Social Media Break

And so should you. I truthfully love social media…. Facebook, Instagram. But not you, Twitter (I don’t understand it) or Snapchat (I rarely snap when I chat). Social media can be incredible. It’s awesome for self promotion, networking, keeping in touch with family and friends, etc. BUT…. it’s also draining, in SO many ways. Facebook,…

Thanksgiving, a Time For Overdoing Everything

As a self proclaimed chef, I look forward to the holidays. I scour the internet, my cookbooks, magazines I’ve saved, recipes I’ve written, etc. I definitely have an idea of how I want my Thanksgiving to look. I work a full time (during the holidays, it’s over time) job and have three kids at home….


Food can evoke so many feelings, emotions, senses, and memories. I’ve been missing my Nan, terribly. It must be the time of year. She loved fall and winter and all the holidays that those seasons hold. Nan was a master baker and an amazing chef. One dish that I would call Nan’s signature dish, would…

I’m Back and Better Than Ever

While I’ve been away, a lot has changed. I’ve switched careers. This once SPED teacher now is a Cheese Master for Murray’s Cheese! The last two years have been a wild and cheesy ride. I’m blessed to be working for Fred Meyer and with Murray’s. Running a cheese shop is pretty darn amazing. Plus, I’m…

New Beginnings

I’m Starting Over I’ve been absent from this blog for quite some time. I’m feeling reinvigorated and inspired. I hope you join me on my foodie journey and learn some new things along the way!!!

Gluten Free and Comfort

Gluten free cooking and baking can sometimes take the comfort right outta comfort food. What I mean by that is: often, cooking or baking gluten free can be laborious, and you often miss out on that comforting feeling you were looking for. I love breads smothered in gravy. Period. Who doesn’t love biscuits and sausage…

Healthy and Elegant

Eating deliciously doesn’t have to take a lot of time. In a matter of minutes, you can create beauty on a plate. This is simply: One Haas avocado, sliced. I topped it with a handful of POM pomegranate seeds, and sprinkled it with sea salt. 

Catching Up

Isn’t it funny how life gets in the way? I’m going to be catching up this blog and hook you up with lots of amazing recipes and photos. I hope you’re hungry! Thanks for following!

Crazy Busy: The Theme of My Life

The last few days have been hot and hectic! This weather is crazy, here in Eugene, Oregon. This Oregon native does not fair well! It just means that I have to pace myself and realize that my giant to do list may not get finished. Sometimes, one of the first things to go is cooking….