Showing posts from 2019

How My Motherhood Story Began

Motherhood. Where do I even begin. It is both beautiful, challenging and somehow completes every part of me. When I was a young child, I remember always picturing myself as a mommy when I grew up and I knew that I would be a great mommy and I wanted to be a best friend to my kids like my mom was to me. I never knew the challenges that came along with Motherhood. I never knew how much you would worry about these precious gifts from God that you brought into this world.
A dear friend of mine is a new mommy to her second child and I have been chatting with her about her challenges she's been having and that has prompted me to write this post, because I'm hoping that, like some moms out there, I want you to know, that, yes, we go through this... so I want to share with you my story. I guess I should start with my birth stories.... Cause those are always fun... LOL
With our first child, Nicholas, our birth plan, as with most, we wanted to of course go the natural way with Natural …

Chipotle Cod Burrito Bowls with Coconut Cilantro Lime Rice and SpicyStrawberry Salsa

First for foremost, I wanted to apologize to all my viewers to not providing you with a new recipe in a while.... Lets just say, Life happened... times got super busy... Our third child was born in August... A beautiful baby boy. Now at 9 months old, I have made a commitment to myself to start blogging more often. I need to for me, I mean, why should I not blog.... I am doing what I love.... I love to cook, I want to share with all of you my passion for cooking, my newest recipes, the recipes of others that I have tried.

I'm excited to move forward with my blog and with all of you... we're in this together. Here is one of my newest recipes I have tried. I found this recipe on Pinterest. Originally, the recipe called for Mangos, however the mangos were no good at the stores when I was shopping... I'm a little OCD when it comes to my produce. I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we all did.

Chipotle Cod Burrito Bowls with Coconut Cilantro Lime Rice and Spicy Strawber…

Spicy Shrimp with Cauliflower Mash and Garlic Kale

Cauliflower is one of those forgotten vegetables.... its so versatile... I eventually want to cook my way through cauliflower and eat cauliflower for 30 days.... I'm looking forward to when I get the opportunity to start that challenge.

The kale in this recipe was amazing... I'm always trying to push kale on my hubby because it has so many great health benefits, but again, this recipe was no different... kale was a no-go for him... Can't blame a girl for trying, right?

I hope you all enjoy this one. It was easy to cook and the entire family loved this recipe... Even my 9 month old devoured the food!!!

Ingredients For the Cauliflower Mash 1 tablespoon olive oil1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets (about 6 cups)3 cloves garlic, minced1 cup milk3 cups vegetable or chicken broth1 14-ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained½ cup cornmeal½ cup shredded cheese, like sharp cheddar or havarti1 teaspoon saltFor the Kale 1 tablespoon bacon fat1 package kalettes, if you can find t…


Starting October 1st, I began the Dave and Rachel Hollis Last 90 Days with my dear friend Kelly. I was nervous at first when I started because lets face it, I often start things and never finish them... I started and began waking up every morning at 5:30am every morning. It was easy at first. Then BAM!!!!! Obstacles came and got in the way, but I persevered because I was not backing out of this Last 90 Days and Kelly has been such an amazing support through this journey with me. Our daily and weekly check ins have been amazing and I couldn't have asked for better support along this Last 90 Day Journey.  I did not expect to have the Growth I have already experienced in such a short amount of time either.. We are only 23 days in, but I have already faced some major hurdles that I have been avoiding and it feels like a major weight has been lifted off of my shoulders, so I wanted to   write a little bit about Growth today.

I can honestly say since I started this 90 day journey, my h…

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Over the past week has definitely been a busy one. My grandma underwent knee replacement surgery, so the kids and I have been staying with her and helping her recover. She's doing freaking amazing though. I'm so thrilled with how fast she's healing. I keep joking that she's going to be running a marathon in a week because of how fast she's been moving around the house.

My girlfriend Sarah posted a similar recipe for this dish online that showed a video, but of course, I just winged it and made my own, not looking at the recipe and this came out AMAZING!!!!! I of course made enough for a small army, but hey, would you expect anything less coming from me when I cook? Those of you who have eaten at my house know that when I cook it's GO BIG or GO HOME! I love love love entertaining and giving people the gift of good food to nourish their bodies..... this was definitely a good nourishing meal. I probably could've eaten 2 bowls and if you want to be bad, but ca…

Steak Oscar for Two

This dish right here is truly one of my specialties. I love making this dish. If it’s for Jacks Birthday, Valentine’s Day, or just because we want something fancy. Usually I just do the Filet with shrimp or lobster and topped with holandaise and asparagus, but this Valentine’s Day I decided to elevate my recipe a little more and try something new and this is what I came up with. I hope you all enjoy and if you have someone special, try it! 
Steak Oscar for Two
For the Steak: 2 Filet Mignon Steaks 1 tbs.Himalayan Salt 3 tbs. fresh cracked black pepper 2 tbs. avocado oil
For the Hollandaise: 2 egg yolks 1 stick butter Juice of 1 lemon Salt and pepper to taste Dash of fresh tarragon minced
For the Crab Cakes: 1 Dungeness crabshelled, and cartilage removed 1 tbs. fresh lemon juice 1 egg 1 tsp. himilayan salt 1 ½ tsp. cracked black pepper 1 tbs. fresh parsley, finely minced ½ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese ½ tsp. Old Bay Seasoning 1 tsp. avocado oil
For the Shrimp: 4 Extra Large Shrimp, peeled, deve…

My Love of Books 2019

Books upon Books upon Books...... I use to be one of those who would start a book and then would never finish it and then start another book and never finish it. The only book I had ever read fully through, which is actually surprising because it's a quite long one is Gone with the Wind, which turns out happens to also be my ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK and ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I've actually read a handful of times and every time I read it, it captures me, just as it had the very first time I read it, through every page, through every chapter....

So this year,  I decided to try audibles because life with three kids, therapies, appointments, homeschool classes, sports, etc, I'm in the car  A LOT!!!!! So, I decided to give it a go and try some Audible Books, and I love them and the kids love them, so I actually let them pick some books out too. Here are the ones we have read already and I'll keep adding as we go through the year. and if you'd l…

When life gives you lemons.

When life gives you lemons.... and lemons... and more lemons.... and even more.... I should really have opened a lemonade shop.... Sometimes there are things in life that happen.... Sometimes we feel as if we're drowning. Sometimes we feel as if things could not possibly get any worse and then whack something else happens, but hey that's life right... I just have to smile and endure. Endure every obstacle, endure every hardship, endure every small, mediocre or huge thing that may come my way... that may come our way.... My husband and I have built our family together and not everyday has been easy. We may look all sunshine and roses on the surface, but that's the surface, underneath that is the grit.... that true grit that has made us stronger and who we are as a couple. We are unstoppable..... Lemons have truly come our way.... With our children, sometimes with our marriage, with our house, but we smile, we endure, we pray and we look for the brighter days because we kno…


Sometimes I distance myself.... to something that feels real, to something that is unknown, to something that is me. I distance myself when I feel lost, I distance myself to escape, I distance myself when I'm crying out.... and when I distance myself I am not my true me.... When I distance myself it's because I need to work on bettering what's going on internally with me, so I seek out personal development... I have grown a true love of audibles.... I think 2019 is my year of Audible books...  I will do another posting about those and update it as the year progresses.... 
I completely shut off from my blog. For a few reasons honestly... A few very personal reasons and some out laziness I guess and focus on other things, but I don't want to get into all that with y'all and bore you with all the details, so let's just say I'm back and I'm ready to accomplish those goals I have. I have a lot of catching up to do to reach my goals, but I know I can do this…

Saturday Mornings are for..... WAFFLES!!!!

Saturday Mornings are the best. The days the kids sleep in, the days for morning snuggles, the mornings for morning cartoons together, the mornings for special breakfast requests because we have those extra moments together. Saturday mornings are the moments of endless possibilities. Saturday mornings are when anything is possible... Some Saturdays may be as simple as pancakes or waffles and then there will be some complex Saturdays with some homemade eggs Benedict and you know I can never refuse to put my own little twist on it so we've pretty much tried them all from traditional Benedict's to crab, shrimp, lobster, spinach, asparagus..... oh yea, we're talking about WAFFLES today... Sorry, I get a little carried away when I start thinking about Benedict and what goes into making that buttery succulent Hollandaise sauce... Thinking about it just makes my mouth water.....
So for Waffles... Waffles are always so much fun to make. I have definitely been creative with waffles …

McGriddles.... Low Carb Style

Ok, so I don't know about y'all but I love love love breakfast and everything it entails. Well, after a long week, I knew breakfast was just the answer my hubby needed. Breakfast seems to just bring everything together. If you've had a rough week, make breakfast! If you've had a rough day, make breakfast! Yes, the answer is always, Make Breakfast. So I wanted to try something a little fun. WE love those fast breakfasts on the go, but don't always want all those carby calories, so I wanted to find a low carb way to do it, but something that still tastes good and I came across this... A Low Carb McGriddle, which by the way, I'll be honest, the McDonalds Mcgriddle is actually one of my favorites. That savory with a little sweet... OMG!!!! Party in your mouth!!!!

Jack kept coming into the kitchen as I whipped up this breakfast and I wouldn't spill the secret of what I was making. I didn't want to tell him. I wanted it to be a surprise and a surprise indeed.…