Chia Jams

And no, I’m not talking about 90s style Chia Pet jingles. I’m talking jams and jellies made with chia seeds that will change your life! I recently discovered these and I cannot stop making them. It’s so easy and they’re so versatile! I’ve made grape jam, raspberry jam (personal favorite) and blueberry jam so far….

Mohonk, Affordably

Lets face it. If you want to go to Mohonk Mountain House, you’re going to have to shell out a bit of cash. Nightly rates start at around $600/night PER PERSON, if you book early enough, use a coupon code and get a great deal. Weekend stays can be prohibitively expensive. And entire weeks? Well… […]

Coq Au Vin, Instant Pot Edition

Gosh I love this meal. And the French. Only they could turn an inexpensive meat like chicken thighs, braise it in some wine and turn it into a gourmet dish. Coq Au Vin sounds super fancy, but it’s shockingly simple. And you can throw it in the Instant Pot or Dutch Oven in the morning…

Saag Paneer(ish)

The funny thing is I don’t even know how to pronounce this dish… 🤣😬🤷🏻‍♀️ I just know that it is DELICIOUS! It’s like creamed spinach with these warm and flavorful Indian Spices. I had it at a local Indian restaurant here, then saw it in Bon Apetit Magazine and had to try it with my…

New England Road Trip 2

Thinkin’ all kinds a thinkin thoughts with these 2 atop the iconic Cadillac Mountain. Route: Boston to Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor to The Berkshires back home to the West Point, NY Time 4 days. Time of Year: Spring/Summer (June) I had a lot of questions on this road trip itinerary so here it goes. This…

Cashew Butter and Jelly Cups

I mean… hubba hubba. Get in my belly? All the yum? Flipping delish? I mean. How would you caption this?! All of the above?… Even more amazing than the Reese’s PB Cup, if I may be so bold. I found this recipe from The Mindful Hapa and had to make it immediately!… with my 3…

New England Road Trip 1

Fun family road trip! Walked the cliffs and saw mansions in Newport, learned about whales at the Whaling Museum in New Bedford, saw whales in Stellwagen and ended at Plimoth Plantation. All in 4 days 😬

Charred Endive Salad with Apples and Blue Cheese Dressing

So there I was. In Trader Joes. When suddenly I saw some Endives and thought, “gosh I’ve never in my life had an Endive. I should probably pick up 8 or so and experiment…” I think it turned out ok. But it did take about 8 or so for me to get this where I…

Monster Lemon Bars

They look like monsters and have a MONSTER flavor. Lol. Yummy and fun and healthy! A triple win in my book. These are basically lemon bars, but I was gifted a bunch of really fun Superfoods from Suncore and had to try them out. Also, I have to say- I loved what the Sapphire Wolfberry…

Chai Chia Caramel Apple Parfait

Argh! Why do my recipes have such long names?! I guess I’m not creativeenough to think of clever names for them, so I just sort of list the ingredients and hope it sounds recipe-worthy 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ Finally started to cool down here in Texas, so I get ready to start making all the fall things! I…