Oatmeal Apple Muffins

My dinners have been lacking the past two days. By lacking, I mean they have been less than healthy. Thursday night: pulled pork sandwich and french fries Friday night: cheese sticks, onion rings, fresh potato chips My body isn’t liking me. I think I heard it yell, “Enough with the fried food already!” This morning, … Read more

Fudgy Chocolate Cake

Fact: This cake is not a health food. Well, the cake is healthy, however, the frosting is not because it uses big bad heavy cream. Fact: I am not a fan of using heavy cream in anything. Bigger Fact: I am a huge fan of fluffy, decadent, whipped frosting that makes me feel like I … Read more

3 Best Tortilla Presses 2021

Getting tortillas from your regular store may be convenient but it is definitely not very healthy. This is the very reason why tortilla presses are getting more and more popular by the day. It allows you complete control over what you put into the tortillas and do away with the store bought ones that are … Read more

3 Best Rolling Coolers 2021

Portable coolers can be a lifesaver at the gym or in the fields and picnics. If you have been used to carrying the portable coolers around, you definitely know how convenient they can be. The only drawback is that they can be quite heavy, especially with all the supplies inside.  Moving them into and out … Read more

The Peanut Butter Cookies that Worked

So, remember yesterday? When I was deciding what I could do to sweeten up my police officer, I knew I didn’t have much time and had to make a decision! He was going to be heading home from work any minute! The light bulb went off and I remembered a peanut butter cookie recipe that … Read more

3 Best Taco Holders 2021

Making tacos and serving them is not an easy task really. You need to have proper items and accessories to manage the job yourself. This is where the taco holders can be a big advantage. With the taco holders you can easily keep them decorated and also making them will be a lot easier. Normally, … Read more

hmp: focaccia alla erbe

Remember the delicious pasta carbonara that I made for Todd last week? Well, I was feeling extra ambitious that day and decided to make some homemade herbed focaccia (focaccia alla erbe) to go along with it. Other than sweet breads like grapefruit yogurt bread, I’ve never made homemade bread before. I mean, we had a … Read more

hmp: small plates (part two)

Here it is, part two of our small plates dinner. I have to say, Todd and I are feeling quite proud of the outcome. The food was delicious and we were also feeling good about making everything ourselves. There’s something really satisfying about putting together a meal from scratch. Now, without further ado, I present … Read more

Cheesy Shrimp n’ Grits

Seeing how today is Friday. Seeing how it is Lent. Seeing how this past Tuesday was Mardi Gras… I only had one thing on my brain – Southern Seafood!!! I broke out the shrimp and to add that Southern charm, I threw in some grits. I love grits. When I think of grits, I think … Read more

Clean Apple Pie Smoothie

You guys….I’ve had a really, really great birthday week. I have received so much birthday love, it’s been totally overwhelming! I’ve received cards in the mail, texts, emails, calls, Facebook messages and lots of lunch and dinner invites. I’ve been out to eat ALOT, but other than a couple of meals where I strayed a … Read more