Our Staycation in Downtown Portland +A champagne cocktail recipe

Our Staycation in Downtown Portland +A champagne cocktail recipe

Lately it feels like work weeks blur into the weekends and astonishingly we are already to the middle of April. How did that happen?! … View Post
Lamb Shanks with Basil Mint Pesto

Lamb Shanks with Basil Mint Pesto

Easter Sunday has always been special in my household growing up. While we were sleeping, our parents would sneakily deliver Easter baskets overflowing with … View Post
How to Make French Onion Soup // Appreciating what you have in the moment

How to Make French Onion Soup // Appreciating what you have in the moment

One day I’ll take a picture of our little kitchen in Portland and share it with you all. I haven’t done so … View Post
Asparagus & Poached Egg Toasts with Hollandaise

Asparagus & Poached Egg Toasts with Hollandaise

The first time I ever made breakfast for Thomas I made Eggs Benedict. I think I acted like it was my specialty, but in … View Post
Homemade Ravioli Carbonara

Homemade Ravioli Carbonara

When I first started learning my way around the kitchen I thought the best way to see if spaghetti was cooked was to give … View Post
Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

In true Portland Fashion, some of the best pizza in the city is served up on gluten free/healthy-ish crusts. This is a fairly … View Post
Guinness & Bailey’s Ice-Cream Floats

Guinness & Bailey’s Ice-Cream Floats

My fam came into town last weekend and it was perfect. The Floridians braved the gloomy weather for a long weekend filled with exploring … View Post
Weekend in Carlton // Esther’s Granola

Weekend in Carlton // Esther’s Granola

Tucked away in the Willamette Valley in Oregon lies the quaint little town of Carlton. Depending on the time of year, in the short … View Post
Kjøttboller // Norway and Meatballs

Kjøttboller // Norway and Meatballs

Okay, enough is enough, Winter! I am normally all about cozying up in the dark and stormy weather, but it’s carried on far … View Post
Eggs en Cocotte

Eggs en Cocotte

I’ve only just begun practicing my hand at French cooking. I’m no Julia child, but I do know one thing…If … View Post
Our Favorite Old Fashioned

Our Favorite Old Fashioned

In lieu of Thomas’s birthday weekend I thought I would share our favorite cocktail, the Old Fashioned. I’ll never forget one of … View Post
Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie Bowls + Healthy links

Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie Bowls + Healthy links

In college when people use to tell me that they drink smoothies in the morning I would think to myself, yeah right, they just … View Post
Dungeness Crab Salad // Brunch and Lunch

Dungeness Crab Salad // Brunch and Lunch

Some of my favorite childhood food memories are when we would spread newspaper all over the dining room table and have crab legs by … View Post
Chocolate Rose Cake for Two

Chocolate Rose Cake for Two

I’ve said it myself in the past so I can’t judge too harshly, but I’ve learned to dispise when people say … View Post
Chicken Quinoa Bowls with Avocado Dressing

Chicken Quinoa Bowls with Avocado Dressing

Happy Hump Day!   Wednesday’s are so good because you’re SO CLOSE to Friday, yet bad because you’re SO FAR from … View Post
Mini Burgers: 3 Ways

Mini Burgers: 3 Ways

Is it sad that I just had to double check with Thomas who is playing in the Super Bowl?! That is actually quite sad … View Post