Iranian albalu polo (sour cherry rice)

I believe I have a rice curse. A Persian rice curse to be exact. My Iranian aunt has shown me a thousand times how to make it, but I never seem to be able to make it correctly :-(...more

Quail Eggs in Mini Bell Peppers

I love trying anything different food-wise, and I’ve always been curious to try ostrich eggs and quail eggs. I can’t get myself to commit to buying a $30-40 ostrich egg, but I finally decided to give quail eggs a try!...more

Citrus Poolside Mocktail

Any free time has been pretty scarce lately....more

21 Jumpstreet Party

Warning: post includes some really cool ideas and a few Amazon affiliate links....more

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Cake

We had a lot to celebrate this past week. So, of course, there was cake.After lots of searching and interviews, Clint and Mariah were both able to land new jobs in Columbus! Finally, all our planning and best friend scheming has paid off and Mariah and I will be living in the same city!Whoop whoop! We are just a little bit excited....more
Yum! This look great. Headed over to your website to pin it! Thanks for sharing!more

I Do Again with #BestBuyWedding Registry!

It was supposed to be the happiest day of my life, you know the one that every little girl dreams of....more

"Fabulous presentation; the fresh fig adds just the right touch!"

Fresh Fig and Gouda Topped Chicken in Pastry For a special occasion... or just because!...more

Autism growing up...

Today is my son's last day of Elementary school.  Not a big deal for most, but my son as Autism and enrolled in the PPCD program 8 years ago.  I have watched him grow from a very shy and scared little boy to a friendly and excited kid.  We formed friendships with his teachers.  He and I have been through many changes in these last 8 years.  Diagnoses, Divorce, ReMarriage, baby brother, step parents, step siblings, new home, death, struggles, and smiles.  Through it all, we have eachother.  I have always been one of t...more

Watermelon Feta Salad with Blueberry Drizzle

Um, hello, today is the first day of June. June people. I'm not going to sit here and lament too much about how fast time flies, but for real, it's already June.I realized that I better start thinking about what I'm going to serve at our Fourth of July cookout because I don't want it sneaking up on me too. ...more