I am a Florida girl born and raised. I grew up camping by the Gulf of Mexico, shucking scallops and catching fish. Taking “riverboat cruises,” as my dad would say, down the Econfina River to the sawgrass creeks. Spending family vacations at St. George Island, swimming and getting sun-kissed. I had no choice but to… Continue reading Baked Bacon-Wrapped Gulf Shrimp
When I think of summertime, one of the first things that comes to mind is sipping sangria on the beach. It’s fruity, refreshing and gives the perfect buzz. I love a good batch of red sangria, but truthfully, nothing beats the crispness of white wine sangria. For all you Pinot Grigio ~Gurls~, this one is… Continue reading Summertime White Sangria
Our sweet baby boy Mackie turned 1 year old on St. Patty's Day! I remember when he was just an 8 week old ball of fluff with bat ears and quite possibly the cutest thing I had ever laid eyes on. In just a short 365 days, our tiny bundle of cuteness turned from this... ...to… Continue reading What is Better Than a St. Patrick’s Day Dog Party?
My mama always made shepherd's pie when my brother and I were growing up. It was easy and quick to whip up, cheap and delicious. Plus she would always make enough for leftovers and leftovers were always welcome in our house. Because I had this dish a little too much as a kid (sorry mom),… Continue reading Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
I am surprised that this wasn’t the first thing I posted on my blog because…potatoes. No, not just potatoes. Cheesy, creamy, savory potatoes baked until golden, melting in your mouth while you think, “Yes. This is living my best life.” I list the original recipe below, but I also tried a healthier option that swaps… Continue reading Bomb Scalloped Potatoes
I love a good get together with friends. Especially when tequila and a grill are involved. Spring is approaching fast and mild weather has finally returned here in Northern Florida. Although it will be 90-100°F by May. Eyeroll. Anyway, we decided to have some friends over to chill out, cookout and drink. The best combo. I… Continue reading Grill Time ft. Tequila Sangria & Chili Cheese Dip
I have never been one to consider “healthy alternatives” when it comes to cooking or baking. Especially when it comes to comfort food. That is not something I am necessarily proud of, it’s just the truth. In my family, salt, butter and flour are never spared during meals at our holiday reunions and get-togethers. Everything is… Continue reading “Healthy” Chicken Broccoli Mushroom Bake