Budget friendly turkey pot pie

As much as I love being a foodie and eating new and exciting things all the time, I always have room in my stomach for good ol’ comfort food. You know what I’m talking about- the dishes that instantly make you think of your mom or even your grandma. The dishes that you ask for whenever you’re…

Sweetheart cinnamon rolls

I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. Even if I didn’t always have a significant other it was still a lot of fun. I mean, it’s basically a 24-hour free for all to seek out all the chocolate and champagne you can find. Aka – Heaven! I especially love how even the most normal things get turned…

Perfect French Press at home

“Coffee first, everything else second.” This quote rings true for me every single morning. I have been drinking coffee for more than a decade, so at this point, it’s definitely priority number one as I go about starting my day. You could say I’m pretty much addicted. And while I love coffee, I’m definitely not…

Bacon wrapped, spinach artichoke stuffed chicken breasts

I don’t normally end up with the chef’s hat at home, so it’s kind of big deal when i plan and execute an entire meal all on my own. I mean, I can count on one hand how many times I’ve cooked for Cotey throughout our relationship. I would be able to use two hands…

Snow Ice Cream

Remember all the snow I was going on about in my last post? Well. It’s still here.     I was staring out the window *not* admiring the view when Cotey asked if I had ever heard of snow ice cream. I hadn’t, but I was intrigued. I had heard of maple syrup snow candy…

Pad Thai for two

As I’m writing this it’s 18 degrees outside. Brr! And there’s a ton of snow on the ground, which I’m still on the fence about. I mean it was nice during Christmas and all, but I am so ready for summer! (Hey, I grew up on an island. Cut me some slack!) But we have…

Three ways to reinvent your Christmas leftovers

Another Christmas has come and gone. Saying this makes me a little sad because it was one of those Christmases where you think, this has to have been the best Christmas ever. It was definitely one of the most memorable ones for us. For one, our table was a little bigger this year. Cotey’s mom…

Strawberry Kiwi stuffed French Toast

I was inspired by my friend Shawn’s post on the Moses Lake Farmers Market earlier this summer to consider ways I could increase my use of local food products. We have such an abundance of yummy fruit and vegetables growing right in our backyards (thank you farmers!) as well as a wealth of talented bakers, canners and ranchers…