Let me share my adventures and stories in hopes to inspire you.

Need a weekend getaway in TX? I have one for you! When you live in a town that is a huge tourist attraction. Sometimes it’s hard to find a weekend getaway for yourself. My husband’s birthday is in the middle of September and we always like to go away to celebrate. It launches us into […]

October 20, 2022

Weekend Getaway to Granbury, TX

Smoky goodness in a bowl I love a good smoky flavor. My husband got a Traeger for Father’s Day a few years back and he was looking for more things to put on the smoker. I was craving my mom’s broccoli soup and thought what if I combined the flavors of smoked chicken and broccoli? […]

October 20, 2022

Smoked Chicken, Broccoli and Black Bean Soup

Why roasted? My husband is not a fan of sweet in his savory foods. A lot of recipes for butternut squash soup out there add sugar and or cinnamon and that is a no-go in this house. To bring out the natural sweetness of the squash, I decided to roast it in the oven before […]

October 19, 2022

Roasted Squash Soup

A little Southwestern flair I am obsessed with Southwest flavors. I don’t want my mouth to be on fire but enjoy a little bit of smoky heat. Poblano peppers are my favorite! They have the perfect amount of heat (less than a jalapeno). When roasted they get a bit of smokiness to them, that I […]

October 17, 2022

Roasted Poblano and Corn Soup

Soup Season is here. I love autumn for a few reasons. The cooler weather, lower humidity, layering clothes and the food! All of the food I start to make this time of year gives you that cozy and comforting feeling of a blanket. My husband likes soup but loves a good chowder. What makes it […]

October 17, 2022

Corn Chowder!

What the heck is Friendsgiving? We are coming into that time of year, where we are so busy with holiday obligations. I find the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. It always goes by so quickly that a few years ago I decided to slow it down a […]

October 13, 2022

Friendsgiving!

What is Every Day Fete? Hello fellow Bon Vivant! I want to take the opportunity to explain what my upcoming subscription service, Every Day Fete, is all about. Let’s go! What is the goal of Every Day Fete? My goal for my Every Day Fete is to give fellow Bon Vivants an opportunity to spread […]

October 7, 2022

Every Day Fete

Seafood and Pasta – a marriage made in heaven My husband loves pasta. He loves seafood. He loves spice. I decided to marry these things together and make the perfect weeknight, quick sauce to make him happy. I love the taste of ‘nduja and it isn’t just for charcuterie boards. ‘Nduja is a spicy, spreadable […]

October 6, 2022

Lump Crab, Arugula and ‘Nduja with Linguini

Awww, Sugar…. Do you start to sing that song when you say sugar too? I love that song, just singing it makes me smile. Let’s talk sugar, shall we? There are a lot of different types of sugar but I am going to focus on the 4 main types of sugar that I have in […]

October 4, 2022

Baking Essentials

Shrimp cocktail with a twist I love Ina Garten, aka The Barefoot Contessa. One of biggest take aways from reading her cookbooks is to roast shirmp vs boil them for shrimp cocktail. What? Now, hear me out. I love the traditional steak house style shrimp cocktail with that sauce laced with horseradish as much as […]

September 28, 2022

Oven Roasted Old Bay Shrimp Cocktail