Tired Old Dresser… Redressed

One day, I spotted a tired old dresser. Scratched, stained wood. Dulled, dingy finish. It was quite literally begging for new life. The lines were good. Dovetailed drawers. Wood, not particle board. The hubs was kind enough to cart it home for me (he’s a pickup man!), and there it sat in my garage whileContinue reading “Tired Old Dresser… Redressed”

Surprise! Laundry Room Refresh

Like in many homes, our mudroom/laundry room is the first thing you see when you walk in. Until recently, ours could best be described as an eyesore. Inspired by Pinterest images and Fixer Upper episodes, I sent my remodeler/realtor hubby this inspiration photo (below). All I was really asking for was the shelf above theContinue reading “Surprise! Laundry Room Refresh”

Marry Me Chicken (it’s actually that good)

In my ongoing effort to find creative new ways to distract my family from the fact that we are having chicken AGAIN (it’s my fave), I ventured out and tried this curiously named dish for a night in. Kinda fancy but pretty easy. With an herb cream sauce, it’s decadent enough to be a littleContinue reading “Marry Me Chicken (it’s actually that good)”

Keto/Low Carb Jalapeno Poppers

For a recent Saturday night dinner in, we enjoyed an appetizer that kept us all happy with the flavor… and me low-carb! To be honest I saw them at Target (for over $10!) and was inspired to make my own. (For less than half the price). I cheated and used their directions. 😉 Three ingredientsContinue reading “Keto/Low Carb Jalapeno Poppers”

Low-Carb Keto Soft Pretzels

Need a quick keto friendly snack for tonight? You probably already have the ingredients in your home. Give em a try-they’re great dipped in cheese 😍. Start by preheating oven to 400 F and gather the following ingredients. Oh, and you will need to use a food processor. Ingredients 1/4 cup lukewarm water (to activateContinue reading “Low-Carb Keto Soft Pretzels”

Charcuterie Board

I have been wanting to class up my super bowl eats a bit this year with a charcuterie (say that five times, fast) board. They are such a pretty mix of meats, crackers, fruit, nuts and dips or spreads. I started with a rustic cutting board and some greens (I used Kale because it isContinue reading “Charcuterie Board”

Keto /Not Keto Shepherd’s Pie

Today I froze walking into work and it didn’t warm up much by dinnertime – a perfect night for some delicious, homemade comfort food. Shepherd’s Pie is always a hit with my family. If you haven’t made it, it is pretty quick and easy and you can use shortcuts if you like. The picture aboveContinue reading “Keto /Not Keto Shepherd’s Pie”

The Sunday Scaries…

Ah, Sundays. I have a love-hate relationship with you. I mean, it’s still the weekend. But… gasp, Monday is looming! I’m gonna have to adult the next day; my kids will have to… what – “kid” – tomorrow too. Whatever. Sunday is a fine line between the weekend and the workweek that can cause aContinue reading “The Sunday Scaries…”