The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is both my favorite and most stressful time of year wrapped up into one shiny overstuffed package. You have the parties, the shopping, the family gatherings, the ugly sweaters (okay these are actually pretty fun) all of which I both love…but after a month or so start to […]Read More.
I think this prime rib roast is going to become a tradition for us. It’s simple to prepare but indulgent in flavor. I decided to include it in my Holiday Spread because it’s quintessential holiday, fancy fare. Plus, its really fun to photography, so why not make it when Sera Petras is there to take pictures. […]Read More.
With Hanukkah around the corner, I thought I’d try my hand at some Gravlax. My hubby also loves smoked salmon, so it’s also a nice treat for him. We recently did Whole30, and the thing he craved most was a gravlax. Most gravlax is made with sugar, but I replaced the regular sugar with coconut palm […]Read More.
Photography by Sera Petras I’ve always found decorating for the holidays somewhat of a challenge. There are so many decisions to make. This is especially true, at least for me, when I have company coming over, even for just a meal. So, this year I thought I’d challenge myself to just go for it. In […]Read More.
Photo by Sera Petras Can you believe how beautiful these macaroons are? Well, that’s partly because they are so tasty, but also because Sera Petras came over and photographed them. I can’t believe how lucky we were to stumble upon Sera. Not only does she have the 2nd coolest name on the planet (After mine […]Read More.
We are so excited to be participating in the Mezzetta Memories Holiday Giveaway. “Holiday Memories” is such a fun giveaway theme. As I’ve said in probably every holiday post I’ve ever written, I love the holiday season! I also love that I am able to experience and create a whole new set of holiday memories […]Read More.
Hey Everyone it’s finally December and you know what that means? The Holidays are here! And along with that comes the holiday parties and family gatherings you have been looking forward to..or dreading, we don’t judge. Here are some of our favorite recipes to help you get through the holiday season! Oh, and dont forget […]Read More.
Photo by Sera Petras This week I volunteered at a local soup kitchen. My family and I have been looking for volunteer opportunities that we can all do together for a while. We were lucky to come across this opportunity. It’s such an interesting place, a soup kitchen. It’s a hodge podge of different people, […]Read More.
I got a new camera lens this week. It is nothing expensive or fancy, but I am still pretty excited. It’s a Cannon EF 50mm f/1.8II. I have been taking pictures of everything…Robocop, my dog, the cool tree outside, the glass of water on the counter, my foot…you know, really anything I can point […]Read More.
I was one of those teenage vegetarians. Like many teenage girls, when I reached 13, I could no longer stomach the idea of eating an animal. Of course that didn’t last long, as my mom was a meat and potatoes kind of lady, so if I wanted to eat, I had to eat what she […]Read More.