Monday, August 31, 2015

Scrapbook Pages

We had a bitter cold winter last year, hope this winter is a little kinder to us

Took this pic of Kyle with the snowblower while I was sitting in the jeep (I move our jeeps so he can use the snowblower around them for the entire driveway)

Sketch Challenge of my sweet girl napping in the car after the groomer and napping on the sofa

Another Sketch Challenge, used my new selfie washi I just got in the mail

Sunday, August 30, 2015

How to Freeze Carrots

Stocking up for the cooler weather and when work gets crazy for me so made a few of these to freeze and have ready for recipes. Wish I did this last week when they had my favorite White Carrots, crossing my fingers they have some of those next week. Here's the link to the how to

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Skinny Peanut Butter Chocolate Frappachino

This was so delicious and definitely didn't taste like a skinny version. The perfect drink while I was doing some Scrapping. Here's the link to the recipe

Friday, August 28, 2015

Caramel Apple Pie Filling

Since I'm getting ready for our crazy time of year at work I wanted to make a few things to freeze with my Farmer's Market finds. Made a few jars of this so it's ready for a pie for when we have company for Comic Con. Here's the link to the recipe

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Eggplant Parm

Since I made this casserole to freeze for my busy time at work, I took a few slices and layered it on plates for a quick meal for us for dinner tonight. Can't wait to heat up this casserole after a long day at work. Here's the link to the recipe

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Scrapbook Pages

Love this expression I caught Princess with her tongue out with her Cone on

My Stepmom and her mom, love how this pic came out in Black and White

Just a few of my favorite things

Princess attacking the water from the power washer

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Farmers Market

I love going to the local Farmer's Market and look forward to it each year when the weather warms up. Here are some recent finds
Apples, Plums and Red Potatoes

Biscuits from a local bakery - tomato mozzarella and ham/apple//gruyere

Iced Coffee from a local favorite coffee shop

Carrots and Eggplant

Corn - one of my favorites

Mini Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomato

Monday, August 24, 2015

Scrapbook Pages

My little brother playing baseball a few years ago

My little brother and his awesome catch

My princess and me

My little brother and his fish he caught

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Homemade Greek Salad Dressing

Nothing beats homemade dressing for your salad. This recipe uses it for a bruscetta which is an awesome idea, but I just used the dressing on the salad I made. Here's the link to the recipe

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Summer Macaroni Salad

I love making salads to go with dinners in the summer. It's the perfect time of year to use all the fresh produce from the farmer's market. This one was unique for me with the corn so I couldn't wait to try this one out. I grilled us extra corn so that way we had it for this salad. Here's the link to the recipe

Friday, August 21, 2015

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes

Since we were babysitting for a friend I wanted to make a fun breakfast for all of us in the morning. These were so delicious and a big hit. No wonder why they want to stay with us again. Here's the link to the recipe

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Scrapbook Pages

My Grandma dancing at the London Wedding Reception

Fall 2014 in our neighborhood

Princess Queen of the Toy Box

Sights from our trip to London January 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Zucchini Banana Mini Muffins

Muffins are perfect for a snack anytime and I love how well they freeze. I usually make a big batch and freeze half of it so that way if I'm craving a muffin and no time to bake I have them. Here's the link to the recipe

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Scrapbook Pages

When I have time I try to make cards with leftover scraps from scrapbooking so that way I always have one when I need it

Celebrating my 35th at the wineries on the east end of Long Island

Fall 2014 in our neighborhood

Christmas 2014, can't believe we are a few short months away from this Christmas

Monday, August 17, 2015

Spiked Arnold Palmer

I love a good iced tea in the summer and if a restaurant has Arnold Palmer I'll usually order it. This drink was so refreshing and I love using the sweet tea vodka in it. Perfect for when you have some friends over for a bbq. Here's the link to the recipe

Sunday, August 16, 2015

BBQ Grilled Chicken

You can't beat bbq chicken in the summer right off the grill. So delicious and easy and perfect for a party. Here's the link to the recipe

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Coffee Crusted Steak

Since I love coffee this was the perfect seasoning for our steak. So delicious and perfect with some grilled potatoes. Here's the link to the recipe

Friday, August 14, 2015

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

We grilled this outside and love the chicken alfredo on this. We make a lot of chicken so I like to change it up sometimes. Here's the link to the recipe

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Greek Shrimp Salad

I used shrimp instead of the chicken the recipe called for and added some fresh tortellini. Here's the link to this perfect summer salad

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Copycat Starbucks Frappucchino

I love Starbucks so this was perfect to make on my day off to have on the way to the beach. Here's the link to the recipe

Monday, August 10, 2015

Apple & Blueberry Smoothie

This was great for a morning snack after my cycle class. The fruit of course came from the Farmer's Market. Such a great smoothie for any time of day.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Bolognese Sauce

I used pasta and tomatoes from the farmers market for this recipe. We had a rainy day so wasn't really grilling weather and I was in the mood for a comforting sauce and pasta recipe. This was perfect and so amazing. Here's the link to this recipe

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

I used red potatoes and sweet potatoes for this salad. I love the combo of the two and it's perfect for a bbq. Here's the link to the recipe

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter cookies are a family favorite and this recipe was quick and easy. So tasty and this recipe makes a bunch so great for parties. Here's the link to the recipe

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Coconut Chocolate Pudding

I made this for a girls night since Kyle is allergic to coconut. Such a wonderful pudding recipe that is great for a quick dessert for guests. Here's the link to the recipe

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Raspberry Cheesecake Parfait

This is just one of those perfect summer desserts using fresh fruit from the Farmer's Market. Here's the link to the recipe

Monday, August 3, 2015

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie for One

Not sure why mine came out like a shamrock, but it tasted delicious. I love recipes like this when you're craving something sweet, but don't want to make a full batch of cookies. I doubled the recipe because I made 2 for the picnic basket I was taking to the beach. Here's the link to the recipe