Month: October 2012

Sesame Dinner!

Last night we had friends over for dinner and I wanted to try a few new recipes. Let me just tell you – our dinner was to die for. I just love it when new recipes are a hit. I wanted to make a fairly healthy meal (always love to start out the week that way.  What did I have in my fridge?  Cauliflower, Spinach and KRAFT Asian Sesame Dressing.

Source: via Kat on Pinterest

Then I just so happened to be watching P. Allen Smith Garden Home  on PBS on Saturday and saw a wonderful recipe for sautéed spinach.  I’m not normally a fan of sautéed spinach, but I’ve become a sesame seed junky lately so I knew this had to be on my menu as well.  The food was so good that I didn’t even get a chance to capture a picture of it for this post!

I had been eyeing a cauliflower recipe (roasted garlic cauliflower)  the day before and I just knew that had to be on our dinner menu!

Then came the main course. I’ve really taken a liking to KRAFT “Anything Dressings,” and mostly the Asian Sesame Dressing. It makes a great glaze for salmon, marinade for chicken and a delightful salade dressing! I decided to marinade chicken to go along with my roasted cauliflower and sesame sautéed spinach. Not to mention I got to use my new meat tenderizer which is amazing. I let the chicken marinade for 5 hours in the fridge and then off the Hubs went to grill.

All in all I felt like this meal was 5-Star! Definitely all elements are on a rotation now to make way back into our dining room.

Bon Appetit!


Lovely Pinterest Wednesday!

This week I am all about food & home decor!  I have just been dying to try some new recipes and have been so excited for the fall recipe I’m seeing.  I am quite the pumpkin-addict!

First stop – quick easy breakfast.  Cook eggs with spinach and any other goodies you’d like in a muffin tin and then store them in the fridge.  Pop them in the microwave and toast your english muffin and there you go! Breakfast for on your way to work!



This recipe I am just dying to make! Chicken Tamale Pie! Shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, cornbread and so much more.  A friend at work made it and her and the hubs loved it! I’m waiting for it to get a little colder before I whip this delicious recipe out!  Not to mention the picture just captures the yumminess of the dish!

Source: via Kat on Pinterest



Fall is my favorite time – especially when it comes to all the recipes that come out. I am just madly in love with all things eggnog, pumpkin, spice anything!

Source: via Kat on Pinterest



Homemade Pumpkin Frappe – yes please! This is like heaven in a jar and I will be making this on Saturday!


I am so excited to try to make this love decor sign. I’m thinking I want it for our bedroom. When I saw it on Pinterest I just knew I had to make it!

Source: via Kat on Pinterest


This verse just really spoke to me when I saw it last night. Love it when I can feel God speaking to me through His Word!



What are you pinning? I’m really making a commitment to blog more often as I try my new recipes and continue working on making our house a home!

Office Make Over

It’s taken a little while to get things situated at our new house…but the time has come to decorate! First stop, my office! Below are a couple inspiration shots that are helping create my dream home office. I have a feeling I’m never going to want to leave!

1 – painting finished! We painted the walls Barely Jade, by Glidden….and i LOVE it!
2 – buy sewing table and sewing machine!
3 – make curtains & bench
4 – organize closet
5 – create wall decor

What do you think?

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