Dreamland – aka Northern California

Last month Matt and I went on the most magical vacation ever. If you love nature, the ocean, giant rocks, driftwood, seals, sea critters, redwood trees, moss… etc, and you’ve never been to Northern California, I highly recommend you go. Here is a recap of our adventure: We departed from the Atlanta airport on a…

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes

These cupcakes are to die for. Moist classic red velvet cake, fused with tangy vibrant raspberry coulis, and silky smooth whipped cream cheese icing. The combination is spookily delicious. I topped them with edible meat cleavers that I made from sculpting chocolate for an extra deadly creation. 😉🔪 Let’s make the cupcakes! Get out the dry ingredients…

Edible Meat Cleaver Decor

Halloween is almost here! Time to get spooky and scary and make something fun! 😃🔪 I decided I wanted to make some bloody cupcakes with meat cleavers as decor. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a small tub of white sculpting chocolate  and some black gel. I also used a small wooden fondant/pastry roller and two small…

Pickling Jalapeños

My jalapeño plant is popping up with so many jalapeños, many of which I use in various salsas for taco night. But, as much as I like tacos, I can’t eat them every night; so I decided to pickle all the extra jalapeños.😊✌️ Here is the quick and easy recipe I used: First, wash and…

Kale Crisps

I keep finding more yummy ways to eat kale! It’s so fun. Crunchy dehydrated kale chips are delicious. I always debated buying them at the store, but the price tag usually stopped me. I finally bought a bag to try. They were so yummy, I had to learn how to make them a home. Personally,…

Jamu!

I first heard about this refreshing wonderful drink when I was watching Chef’s Table on Netflix. Incase you’ve never seen it, each episode takes you on a personal journey of a Chef, from their struggles and failures, to discovering their true talent and passions, reaching the top level of success that they are at today….

Blueberry BBQ Sauce

I was craving barbecue chicken, but wanted to try something a little different than just my go to barbecue sauce*. I decided to add a little twist to it with fresh ingredients. I made a simple spice mixture, chopped up some garlic and onion, added in fresh blueberries, then combined it with my barbecue sauce….

DIY Tassel Wall Hang

I’ve been wanting to make a wall hang for awhile and thought I’d start off with something simple with tassels before I attempt to dive into (what seems to me) more complex macrame and knots. This is super easy to make, just put on a podcast, tv show or some music and create away! Materials…

Juicy Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin with Herb Sauce

This is my absolute favorite way to make pork tenderloin. I use my Sous Vide* a lot. It’s super simple to use, no rush or time crunching, no need to worry if it is cooked all the way through, or needs to be in longer. It is perfectly cooked every time. Then it’s a quick sear…