Friday’s Fancies: date night

Friday’s Fancies: Date Night by worthystyle RED Valentino purple lace dress, $448 / Diane von Furstenberg dress, $523 / Agent Provocateur underwear panty, $50 / Agent Provocateur black lace bra, $92 / Dolce & Gabbana high heel shoes, $475 / Coach pointed toe pumps, $198 / Valentino purse, $3,395 / Chloé gold tone bangle, $765 […]

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PCOS update

{Ammentorp Photography, iStock purchase} I thought some of you might be interested in hearing how my stats have been since my polycystic ovarian syndrome diagnosis in December. Here are some stats – the body measurements have been since last January: Weight – 19 lbs down {since I got my FitBit in Jan 2013} Weight – […]

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Gluten-free slow-cooker beef stroganoff

This post includes my own photos and the hyperlinks are affiliate links. Hey you guys! So a couple weeks ago we had predictions for 15+” in central Virginia, so I knew I had to cook something that would reheat on a camp stove or in a fondue pot AOK. When I was diagnosed with Celiac, […]

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Virginia Bloggers February 2014 event in Richmond

Last Thursday I went to the Tobacco Company for a Virginia Bloggers happy hour. Anytime there is a blogger event within walking distance from my office and parking garage I just have to go! No excuse not to, right? It was a great evening – being around like-minded people in our city always seems to […]

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James Addison Jones I: years from 1914-1933

On February 14, 1914, a great blow struck this man and his large family of little children. The wife and mother died, leaving her twelfth baby, Helen, only twelve days old. In this time of great sorrow, as in all to come, Jim Jones turned to his Church and to his God for comfort–not to […]

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Chicken with Peruvian chile sauce by Giada de Laurentiis

Recently for dinner I prepared this dish, from Giada de Laurentiis’s cookbook Weeknights with Giada. The sauce is admittedly unusual in terms of its composition, but tastes very good. I think I would try to make it spicier next time. The texture of the processed walnuts and the unique green-yellow color from the aji amarillo […]

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Thirsty Thursday: rum sea breeze

Affiliate link at bottom of page for the cookbook. iPhone photos. White rum & lime sea breezesServes 6From The Beach House Cookbook by Barbara Scott-Goodman 3 cups cranberry juice 2/3 cup grapefruit juice juice of 1 lime (I actually added a second lime) 1 cup white rum 6 lime slices, for garnish Pour the cranberry […]

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Roast pork with pineapple from Thai cookbook

Confession: I’m not a professional photographer or food blogger – so while I do have an affiliate link at the bottom of this post for the cookbook this recipe originated from, my iPhone pictures are all you guys are going to get. Yes, the quality of those are poor, but the food tastes awesome, I […]

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Kansas City BBQ chicken pizza from Pizza on the Grill

This post includes an affiliate link at the bottom and iPhone photos. Today’s post coincides with yesterday’s drunken shrimp pizza post as we cooked this pizza on the same night. Today’s post is the Kansas City BBQ Chicken pizza. This recipe comes from the Pizza on the Grill cookbook. This pizza came out perfectly, so […]

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Drunken shrimp pizza from Pizza on the Grill

This post includes an affiliate link at the bottom and iPhone photos. Today’s post is an incredibly flavorful “drunken” shrimp pizza. This recipe comes from the Pizza on the Grill cookbook. It was from Williams-Sonoma. I am not sure if the store still sells it or not. I made this pizza while at the beach […]

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