Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese

Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese | eat. snack. love!

I really had high hopes for October.  I actually had a plan to call is Crock-tober because I wanted to be using my crockpot like crazy.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature has decided to give us here in the Northwest really mid temperatures and some even nearing 70 degrees.  I understand how whiny that must sound, especially […]

Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Scramble

Spaghetti Squash & Eggs |

The title really says it all.  Breakfast is one of my favorite things and I’d eat it any time of day.  This little baby is a gem that I would eat any time, any day! I will also mention that I made this prior to becoming pregnant, which is why the eggs are just set, […]

Life & Lemonade


Wow, it’s kind of hard to believe it’s been two months since I’ve blogged, but it’s true.  A lot has happened in that time and I was trying to think of a way to get back into the swing of things.  I think my life is summed up in one phrase lately: when life gives […]

Dilly Beans (using probiotic canning)

Dilly Beans (probiotic canning method) |

I am absolutely in love with dilly beans (aka: pickled green beans).  I wish we’d planted some this year, because I’d go hog wild in the back yard when those babies started to sprout.  Even without them at my fingertips, summertime is the best time to buy them in the store since they’re in season. […]

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee |

Having worked in the coffee world in my previous life, I feel that I should say things like, “of course I recommend cold brew” instead of, “what the heck is cold brew?”  Being the coffee addict (read: junkie) I am, I recently heard of this craze instead of being “in the know” like the rest […]

Cilantro-Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Cilantro-Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes |

Because of my husband’s and my work schedules, there are many nights I’m fending for myself when it comes to dinner.  I love having dinner together as a couple, as I love to cook, and he loves my cooking.  (I think that was a big reason I married him!)  I enjoy sitting around the table […]

Avocado Ranch Club Sandwich

Avocado Ranch Club Sandwich |

Remember that avocado ranch dressing/dip I was telling you about?  No?  Oh good, then you should keep reading because you’ll want to make sure you know about it. That dressing is the perfect pairing to what some would call a boring ol’ club sandwich.  Boring?  Why, yes.  Mayo, lettuce, tomato, bacon, turkey.  Yeah yeah yeah, […]