Pasta with Spicy Sausage and Sweet Peppers

What a great weekend guys! My family and friends went up to a house on Whidbey Island (which is north west of Seattle). We spent all weekend laughing, cooking, eating and drinking our body weight in Rose ....more

Peach Basil Bellinis

Happy Thirsty Thursday ladies and gentlemen! There are a few things to celebrate around here I think. Today the lovely Ree Drummond (otherwise known as The Pioneer Woman) is launching her brand new web site today ....more

Mediterranean Pasta with Grilled Swordfish, Lemons and Gremolata

Have I told you about my little Pia and her total and complete obsession of the last 6 months? (Besides growing her hair as long as possible, Taylor Swift and headbands of course.) It’s Fencing. Like with swords ....more

Curried Chickpea Toast

Happy Toasty Tuesday!! I am actually quite enjoying my new Tuesdays and my toasty exploits. I hope you are still into my kind-of recipes and short commentary ....more

Peach Chipotle Chicken Tacos

I hope that your weekend was nice? Coco had her first slumber party ever on Friday and it went really well. As in, they actually slept- so that was good ....more

Roasted Peanut Asian Slaw with Asian Pork Tenderloin

Woot Woot!!! It’s Friday! My parenst have been out of town for weeks and we have been babysitting their dog (Wilburs mom) Missy ....more

Chicken Corn Avocado and Cucumber Salad with Garlic Honey Vinaigrette

I’m so hot and sweaty and rather tired of letting the mosquitos buffet gorge on my legs at night and burning my skin on the blistering car seats, that I tempted to start spitting some blasphemy along the lines of ….I’m ready for fall. Now mind you, I will be eating my words soon enough when the gray weather and endless rain consumes me, but I can’t help longing for a little more moderate of temperatures, and maybe like some knee high leather boots and a scarf or two…. But until then, I am trying to embrace the great parts about the lingering Summer ....more

Peanut Butter and Berry Toast- gluten free

Happy #ToastyTuesday! I’m sorry- I know it’s corny, but it makes me smile. This is my second consecutive not-really-a-recipe-but-its-just-something-good-on-toast Tuesday ....more

Sausage and Quinoa Stuffed Roast Squash

So we had an epic storm here on Friday that was the craziest thing that has happened to Seattle in the 36 years of my life. There was Thunder and lightning and rain that created rivers down the hill we live on. Lightning hit the tree in my sisters neighbors yard and it caught on fire ....more

Sesame Honey Snap Pea Salad

Oh my gosh- have you guys ever seen American Ninja Warrior!? I had to say something because I came up to my bedroom to write my blog post and stumbled into Pete and the girls watching this show. I wasn’t paying any attention, but then out of the corner of my eye I started seeing crazy stuff so I watched it ....more