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DIY Sushi Date Night

February 5, 2017

These days instead of forcing ourselves to go out when we’re exhausted, our ideal date night is putting on pajamas, whipping up a meal at home and cuddling up on the couch.  Mike and I have talked about trying to make our own sushi for some time now so we decided this weekend we would have an at-home sushi date night for 2.  No reservations required. I will be the first to admit that making sushi is incredibly intimidating, but after trying it, I have to say it…

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Rice Krispies Reindeers

It seems like every year after Christmas I think to myself, “Christmas is so far away now”.  And then – out of nowhere, its CHRISTMAS AGAIN!  No matter how prepared you are for it, Christmas just seems to creep up on you and leave…

December 21, 2016

Shredded Chicken & Rice Stuffed Pepper Pumpkins

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…

October 26, 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
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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 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
DIY Food

Cupcake Wreath

Happy National Cupcake Day!  After a busy day of doctor appointments and errands, I decided to whip up a cupcake wreath in celebration of National Cupcake Day.  This took very little effort, and is an easy hit at any party this holiday season! Start by…

December 16, 2015