Pocketed Beach Towels

We live right up the street from a huge and beautiful beach right on Lake Erie. We’ve been spending all our free time there this summer and I’ve been coming up with some… Continue reading

Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Pastry

Ever since I did my post on individual Beef Wellington’s, I’ve been wanting to do something similar using chicken breasts. Instead of layering with paté and mushrooms, I decided to stuff the chicken… Continue reading

Homemade Dog Treats

We have two miniature pinschers, Weezy and Sebastian, and yesterday was Weezy’s 4th birthday! We got her when we moved to Ohio after my husband was picked up by the Cleveland Browns. Back… Continue reading

Father’s Day Cards

If any of you are looking for the perfect finishing touch to your Father’s Day presents then this post is for you! I always like to send out handmade cards whenever I can,… Continue reading

Beach Bash Party

We recently celebrated my niece’s 4th birthday, which prompted me to look through some pictures of her 3rd birthday. We threw her a really big “Beach Bash” themed party and I thought I’d… Continue reading

Summertime Succotash

I love this dish because it’s so inexpensive to make but it’s still delicious. It gets a creamy texture from the lima beans, a bit of crunch from fresh corn and sautéed onion,… Continue reading

Alice in Wonderland Cookies

Yesterday one of my moms co-workers (and friend) had an Alice in Wonderland themed baby shower and I was asked to make the cookies. The shower was wonderful… her mother, mother-in-law and friends… Continue reading

Insulated Casserole Carriers

I am so excited to finally be able to do this post because I think a lot of you are going to find it very useful! I had been looking for a great… Continue reading

Eggplant Chana Masala

I go vegan every summer which means I cut out all animal products and by-products from my diet. Yes, this includes all the obvious things like meat and dairy but it also includes… Continue reading

No Pattern Chain Halter Dress

I promised at the beginning of summer that I would try to come up with a few no pattern maxi dresses and this is the latest one I’ve made. When I tell you… Continue reading

My Etsy Shop is Open for Business!

  When I started this website, I could not have imagined how much it would grow or how quickly! I am so grateful that every one has embraced it in the way they… Continue reading

Chorizo and Black Bean Chili

I apologize for all the recipe posts, as it seems that’s all I’ve done for the last week! I do have have some great craft to post on soon and I also have… Continue reading

Mediterranean Grain Salad

This is a crazy simple recipe that will make you want to give up the generic pasta salad for the summer. We play around with salads a lot this time of year… I… Continue reading

Eggplant Rollatini

We had a crazy few days over Memorial Day weekend and I wanted something pretty easy but delicious to make on Monday night for dinner. Eggplant cut into slices and baked until pliable,… Continue reading

Grilled Mexican Naan Pizza

I hope all of you are having a great holiday… and to any of you that serve our country, a very big thank you! We’ve been busy enjoying family, friends and spectacular weather…… Continue reading


I had never had a mojito until a few weeks ago, wow was I missing out! My husband would occasionally get them when we were out to dinner and I just never tried… Continue reading

Italian Sub with Chive Remoulade

I made these for our trip to Indianapolis for Superbowl weekend back in February and in the craziness of that trip totally forgot about them! French baguette spread with a homemade chive remoulade… Continue reading

Rosemary Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Continuing my posts to help prepare everyone for Memorial Day weekend, here is the perfect dessert! Homemade rosemary shortcake stacked with fresh whipped cream and strawberries… whether you’re hosting people or invited to… Continue reading

Maxi Dress

As promised via twitter, here is my first post to help get you ready for Memorial Day weekend… an incredibly simple maxi dress! I have had this pattern (McCall’s M6558) forever and completely… Continue reading

Grilled Indian Shrimp with Asian Chopped Salad

We’ve been making good use of our grill since the weather has gotten nicer, and this was a good dinner from the other night. Shrimp tossed in basting oil and curry salt then… Continue reading