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

Why should I invest in oils and vinegars? Great question! Well, my friend let me tell you why. I like to control the ingredients in my food and that is especially true when it comes to salad dressings. They are notorious for having a lot of sodium and chemicals in them to make them shelf […]

September 23, 2022

Vinegars, Oils & Condiments, Oh my!

Let’s start with salt & pepper! Salt n Pepa’s here and we’re in effect. Sorry, I automatically broke into song as soon as I thought about salt and pepper. Salt and pepper to me are the basic seasonings that I use in almost every single dish I make. Now I am not talking about a […]

September 20, 2022

Spice Staples

Well at least what I think are staples I recently did a lot of Instagram stories (they are saved in my highlights) on what I think are staples in your dry goods pantry plus a few extra things that I like to always have around. I had a lot of people request that I do […]

September 11, 2022

Pantry Staples

It’s football season y’all! Let’s throw a party! It’s here! My favorite time of year, fall. In my house we call it Clifford season from September 1-December 31. My husband’s birthday is mid-September and mine is in December so why not celebrate all 4 months, right? That is exactly what we decided to do when […]

September 3, 2022

Game Day Spread

Are you wanting to throw a dinner party but would also like to spread out the responsibility among some willing and able friends? I’ve got your answer, throw a progressive dinner! A progressive dinner/supper is served by a team of friends with 2-6 different hosts, each at their own homes serving a different course at […]

August 25, 2022

6 Steps for Throwing a Progressive Dinner Party

The Gulf Coast of Florida, mainly the Naples area, has my heart.  My husband and I honeymooned in Naples and have been back to the Gulf Coast area many times to eat, lay on the beach, and explore the tropical Southwest Florida region. We usually plan a trip down in February or March when the […]

August 18, 2022

The Perfect Spots to See and Eat At in Naples, FL

We had some great cookbooks come out in 2021 and I didn’t think that 2022 could even hold a candle to those but I have purchased four cookbooks so far that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I thought I would share them with you! The Cook You Want to Be by Andy Baraghani Whenever I get […]

August 12, 2022

The Hill Country Bon Vivant’s 2022 Stand-Out Cookbooks

As a three year resident of Fredericksburg, Texas, I have developed some strong relationships in my community and have kept a list of the perfect places to visit on a Thursday – Sunday trip to the Hill Country, otherwise respectfully known as “Texas Wine Country”. I personally know about 90% of the owners of the […]

July 21, 2022

The Perfect 4-Day Stay in Texas Wine Country

I moved to New England from South Dakota when I was 15, talk about a culture shock. I loved New England weather (most of the time), the scenery, and the people but as I got older, my body started to not enjoy it. When the temperature dipped below 30 degrees, my husband Scot, a Massachusetts […]

July 14, 2022

Finding a Place that Feels like Home: Our Cross-Country Move

When you are planning a party or hosting friends for a long weekend, take a note out of Santa’s book and make a list! Doesn’t hurt to check your party planning checklist twice either… Also, give yourself enough lead time to plan your event(s) and stick to that list.  Now, what goes on that party […]

July 11, 2022

Party Planning Checklist for Every Occasion