Shredded Chicken & Rice Stuffed Pepper Pumpkins

October 26, 2016

I am so happy that I found these Pepper Pumpkins and cannot wait to turn these into a Halloween meal tradition!  The recipe for the insides of these pumpkins is super easy and if you can carve a pumpkin, carving the pepper will be easy as pie!  These are so perfect for a Halloween party or just a festive meal near All Hollows’ Eve. Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken 2 chicken breasts 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tsp garlic salt 1 tsp chili…

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Easy DIY Trinket Dish

I love trinket trays and always find uses for them around the house so I naturally fell in love when I saw an easy tutorial to make my own customized trinket trays.  I thought this would be such a cute idea for a Bride-To-Be…

October 3, 2016

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie is one of Mike’s favorite dishes so I knew I had to try making it.  Boy am I glad I did as he couldnt stop raving about it after.  I borrowed a recipe from my sister-in-law and it turned out delicious…

October 2, 2016

Cocoa’s 18th Birthday Party

It has been difficult for me to say goodbye to my best friend.  Cocoa has been in my life for 18 years- always there for the good and the bad.  What better way to celebrate Cocoa’s 18th Birthday and begin to say goodbye than…

September 10, 2016
DIY Food Party

Champagne & Chocolate Pineapple

While searching “21st birthday gift DIY”on Pinterest, I stumbled upon the below picture of a champagne bottle decorated with chocolates in the shape of a pineapple.  I try to steer clear of the Pinterest projects that everyone does so I was super stoked when…

August 26, 2016

Cristine in the Kitchen

I recently decided to learn how to really cook.  I spent my childhood eating my mom’s amazing Italian meals but with only one ear fully open to the intricate directions and secret ingredients. In college, I was content with sandwiches, frozen turkey burgers, mac…

August 25, 2016
DIY Food

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

It is hard to believe that my best friend Cocoa turns 18-years-old today!  I am so lucky to have had him in my life for so many years.  In preparation for our birthday party for him, I tried my hand at homemade dog treats.…

May 15, 2016
DIY Food

Earth Day Cupcakes

Earth Day is April 22nd! Celebrate Earth Day with these cute cupcakes that are out of this world Start by preparing cake mix- I used a moist yellow cake mix Divide your batter into two separate bowls Using food coloring, color one bowl of batter blue and…

April 21, 2016
DIY Party

She Beads Girls Holiday Outing

One of my favorite parts about Christmas is spending time with family and friends new and old.  This year, I was delighted when my boyfriends mom invited me to her holiday gathering at She Beads, a hand-rolled clay bead studio and shop in Wilmette,…

December 18, 2015
DIY Food

Girls Night Appetizer: Spa Mask Taco Dip

A few weeks ago, my friend Kaitlin made and brought this delicious and unique appetizer to our Girls Night Gathering.  I hadn’t seen this before, not even on Pinterest, so I knew that I had to try making it myself!  This is Kaitlin’s (below)…

December 17, 2015