Signs of Summer

This last week was just stress relieving. My children and husband gave me a wonderful Mother’s day weekend, I visited with my mom too and the week following that special weekend was productive, yet laid back and enjoyable. The weather was sublime and it felt like it was already summer! 🌞🌻 We finished some more…

Roller Coaster weekend

Last week, we celebrated our daughter’s birthday with her at her home with a nice visit, a PB/chocolate pie (Yum!!!) & gift-opening. It’s always a bittersweet moment when the realization of your children no longer living under your roof and yet seeing them so happy making a beautiful home of their own. Such a joy…

Springing Forward with a Mediterranean Grain Bowl 🌷

Happy Monday All!! Did everyone spring forward? It’s difficult to lose an hour of sleep, but I am so happy to see brighter, sunnier days ahead! The temperature is getting a bit warmer and I’m re-inspired to cook lighter fare and garden again soon, and spend more time outdoors again!! Spring is my favorite season,…

Hello Monday!!

This past weekend was nice and relaxing and full of yummy food. We’ve been trying some new foods, trying out some new recipes and enjoying some theme weeks past couple of weeks. Last week was Southern foods and this week we’ve been enjoying German foods. Last night we enjoyed Schnitzel, but it was a vegan…

Broccoli in garlic sauce

Today feels like a Monday to me. The hubby went back to work after he and I have been recuperating from being under the weather for over a week. After spending quality time while healing with my husband, I got a bit spoiled having him around. We rested, had great conversations, laughed a lot and…

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a lovely time to catch up with extended family, and to think about everything that you are grateful for. It’s a time for sharing a meal with your loved ones, sharing great stories and memories from the past year, sharing great laughs, and preparing maybe, for Black Friday shopping, and when the evening…

Beautiful weekend and a Special Birthday celebration!

HI there!! This past week was filled with lots of Fall cleaning, more decorating and baking. This past weekend, we celebrated my son’s 21st birthday!! We had such a wonderful time going to our local winery, listening to some great vocal & acoustic performances from the talented Andy Cavanaugh, and having a lovely takeout meal…

Yard work and Fall Decorating

It’s that time again! A new season approaching and Fall cleaning continuing as the Autumnal decor goes up, the crafting bug starts again & yard work begins to prepare for the next season in the garden. I am always reluctant to release my grasp onto summer, but around this time in September, I begin getting…

Chocolate Bread and another Monday

Happy Monday Everyone!! Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Our weekend was full of projects in the front yard, in front of our picket fence and trying to redo the design (landscaping) of the front yard. Next year, we will be redoing a new and improved picket fence, but we wanted to tackle the…

Black Bean Brownies

I had my friend & Food Stylist for my new & upcoming cookbook, Rachel, over for a taste testing/business meeting last week & this was the dessert served. It was so decadent & delicious! It’s a Black Bean Brownie! I served it with homemade vanilla ice cream & homemade peanut butter caramel sauce (From a…