Beef Wellington with Roasted Vegetables

This was the main course in the dinner I cooked for my husband and I this past weekend (posts on the first course can be found here, second course here) and it was… Continue reading

Pan Seared Scallops and Chorizo

Once every couple of months or so, I cook my husband a really elaborate meal. I plan a menu, send him an invitation, we eat while listening to operas and make a whole… Continue reading

Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup

If you love Gazpacho, you’ve got to try out this recipe! A great departure from the usual hot soup, this one is incredibly light, crisp and flavorful… and best of all, it’s SO… Continue reading

No Pattern Caftan Dress

I had originally bought this  fabric to make a long maxi dress, but while cleaning up a few things I laid it on my dress form to get it out of the way… Continue reading

Le Gâteau au Chocolat (The Chocolate Cake)

Given the choice, I’ll pick a French chocolate cake over an American one any day. Most people would choose a huge fluffy piece of cake with tons of frosting but I much prefer a… Continue reading

Alexander McQueen Knucklebox Clutch

Ever since these first came out I have been dying for one. The Alexander McQueen version retails for $2,195 and up so obviously I would never own a real one so I set… Continue reading

Lemon Chicken Cutlets with Watercress Salad and Buttermilk Dressing

This meal is great because it balances a perfectly pan-fried chicken cutlet with a really delicate salad, which in my opinion creates a perfect combination. The cutlet has lemon zest in the breadcrumbs… Continue reading

Organizing DVDs

I have just started the LONG process of turning half of our basement into a workroom for myself. I have a lot of problems to solve along the way so I thought I… Continue reading

Veggie Burgers 3 Ways

My husband and I have been trying to make lighter versions of things lately and have inadvertently been eating vegetarian for the past few weeks. After trying out a bunch of new recipes,… Continue reading

Alicia Adams “Links” Pillow

This addition to the Designer DIY section was a request from my husband. We saw it in the store and he immediately walked over to it and said “how amazing would this be,… Continue reading

Vegetable Pad Thai

My husband has kind of a crazy work schedule and there are some nights when he’s literally got a 30 minute window to be home for dinner. Nights like these I always want… Continue reading

Menu Board

I know I haven’t done a home tip in a while, but this is a really good one. Creating a menu board for your kitchen is a really helpful way to solve a… Continue reading

Light Chickpea Curry with Basmati Rice & Naan

I love the bold flavors of Indian cuisine, but what I don’t love is the heaviness and calories that come with a lot of their dishes. Most entrees use high-fat coconut milk or… Continue reading

DVF “Trelodie” Blouse

This is my first post in the new Designer DIY section of the website, and I’m really excited to share it with all of you. I saw this DVF blouse a few months… Continue reading

Designer DIYs

Since I started sewing, one of my favorite things to do is sit down with the Vogue Collections books, pick out my favorite designer clothes and then find ways to make them myself… Continue reading

Framed Jewelry Box

I’ve been trying to come up with the best way to do this for quite a while and it was definitely worth the wait! I was having the same problem I think a… Continue reading

Chicken Milanese with Tomato Fennel Sauce

This is the third and final meal for my Valentine’s Day Menus. This is one of my go-to recipes all year round because it’s fairly simple but so flavorful and a nice change… Continue reading

Spice Rubbed Cod with Lemon Rice

This is my second of three menus for the Valentine’s Day (find the first one here) and what makes it great is how light the dinner is, saving plenty of room for all… Continue reading

Paper Heart Garland

This is a really quick, easy and super cute craft for Valentine’s Day.  I love this because it’s something so simple that really adds a unique decorative touch to any area of your… Continue reading

Restaurant Steaks with Compound Butter

This will be my first of three menu ideas for a romantic Valentine’s Dinner menu, and it happens to be my favorite! My husband and I love dining out at steakhouses but with… Continue reading