Preparing For The New Year

With 2020 came a year full of challenges and hard times, and now that we have made it past Christmas with only a few days until the New Year I’m ready to commit to some new/refurbished goals for 2021! Health Goals:Goal Weight: 160lbsStop Dairy ConsumptionI plan to achieve this through regular exercise, maintaining a consistently […]

Weekly Recap: Ice Cream, Paninis and Lifestyle Changes

This week was a busy one, but not a ton that I ended up photographing for the blog. I had my cousin’s very small backyard wedding and then my brother was in town and we spent some quality family time together. All that aside I do have some good eats and a few new products […]

Weekly Recap: Oats, Cookies and Salad

This week I didn’t do any kind of adventuring or trips anywhere, but I did have a lot of different food items that I wanted to share with you guys!   First up we have these amazing Thinsters Meyer Lemon Cookies! These were a Wegman’s find, and have the perfect lemon flavor. Not too sweet […]

Broccoli Salad

Ingredients 5 cups chopped broccoli 1/2 medium red onion chopped 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup sunflower seed kernels 6 strips of thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped 1/3 cup G Hughes Sugar Free Honey Dijon (if there is a honey dijon dressing you prefer, feel free to use that) Instructions Mix all dry […]

Smore’s Bars and Lucifer Falls

Happy Monday, everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. I had both a busy and relaxing holiday, with time for both cooking/hiking as well as reading a book while having the house to myself. Friday, I went on a hike to Robert H. Treman State Park. It was a little […]

Weekly Recap: Strawberries and a Heat Wave

It’s finally hot here in Western New York and much of this weekend was spent out in the sun! Friday I went to my mom and stepdad’s house on Sodus Point and hung out on the dock for most of the day. It’s honestly one of my favorite places to be. Something about being on […]

Pizza & Peanut Butter: A Recap

So, last week was a bit of an all over flop with all of the recipes I had planned to share, so I’m just going to give you two things that I ended up making/eating with a list of ingredients or simple instructions. Originally I wanted to do a naan bread pizza, but the store […]

Easy Cinnamon Candied Walnuts

This recipe is also great when made with pecans or almonds! Ingredients 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup white granulated sugar 1 Tbsp butter (can be salted or unsalted) 1/2 tsp cinnamon Large piece of parchment paper Instructions Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Using a rubber spatula, I like to add the butter […]

Arugula and Pear Salad

Apparently the theme this week is all things poppy seed! I decided to make a little quarantine version of an arugula and pear salad with a homemade poppy seed dressing. This is going to use canned pears instead of fresh, since they are out of season currently and many of us are also stuck at […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

What better recipe for the blog’s first lemon post than a delicious lemon loaf! While this recipe calls for greek yogurt, you can also substitute with equal parts sour cream or plain greek yogurt. You just won’t get as much of the vanilla flavor/sweetness. And if poppy seeds aren’t your thing, just leave those out! […]


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