Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs with Roasted Vegetables

I feel like every true blue American family has a relative with a version of this meatball recipe. In my family, it’s Auntie Julie. Auntie Julie is a major reason behind all of my creative endeavors. She is the most incredible cook, an absolutely amazing interior designer, and all around beautiful soul. Her meatballs are…

Salmon Primavera in Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

I’ll be totally honest- this dish was born out of desperation and hanger. It was lunchtime. I had just put Jovie down for her nap, Leston was peacefully watching a movie (Sing, for the four thousandth time) and I was starving. Knowing we didn’t have too much food in the house, I opened the fridge…

Everyone’s Favorite Quiche

The first time I saw quiche on a menu I was with my mom and best friend at a restaurant in Carmel, California. At 12 years old, I’d never seen the word written down before, and I asked my mom what a “qweechy” was. I’m now 33 and have yet to live that one down….

Indulgently Cheesy Baked Pasta

This dish is the epitome of comfort food. Delicious baked shells bathed in a warm three cheese cream sauce, with a slight hint of bacon, finished with a crunchy, buttery, parmesan topping? Now, that’s what I call love from the oven. Ingredients: 16 oz. medium sized shell pasta, cooked to al dente 6 T. bacon…

My Favorite Room

As I’ve said in previous posts, it was love at first sight with our house. The moment we drove up and saw that quintessential wooden farmhouse exterior, with its big dormers and welcoming front porch, I was head over heels. And then we walked in, and it had a library. A library! The online listing…

Magic Cream Biscuits

The reason I call these Magic Cream Biscuits is because the ease and short time it takes for them to come together is truly magical. With just three ingredients, no resting time, and a quick bake in the oven, you’ll have fresh, flaky, warm biscuits for your family to enjoy any day of the week!…

Cuddle Up Chicken Vegetable Soup

This is always such an awkward time of year, food-wise. Part of me is stuck in holiday mode, still binge eating leftover Christmas cookies and every other carb I can get my hands on. While the other half, (knowing that come January I’ll be ready to shape up or ship out) is ready to start…

Jovie’s Room (the kids’ rooms, part 2)

There’s just nothing else as dreamy as a little girl’s bedroom. While I absolutely loved every single second of decorating Leston’s room, something in me just sang when it came to Jovie’s. Throughout the process I found I kept saying to myself, “Ahh, I would have loved this when I was a little girl!” or…

Lasagna Rollups

It is no secret that I love food. Asking me what my favorite food is, is like asking me what my favorite movie is. In both of these cases, on any given day, the answer will be entirely different because I just love too many to give any sort of stable answer. But, I think…

Cozy Crock Pot Roast and Mashed Potatoes

Few foods are as comforting and delicious to me as pot roast with mashed potatoes. While it is an old fashioned dish, it has always been a favorite of mine on cold, rainy, wintery days. Nothing warms the body and soul quite like it, and that feeling is timeless. I know that the Instant Pot…