Sriracha Lime Chicken Skillet

In our house, we usually eat chicken 3-4 nights a week. I like that it’s easy to cook, healthy and a great source of protein for my husband. I say this, because at the beginning of 2015 he starting weightlifting and trying to eating better, which is fantastic for me! What girl doesn’t love a buff guy?  However, you can only eat chicken so many times before it becomes redundant

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Motivation Mondays : There are so many…

Happy Monday!! What things in your life make you happy?  For me it driving through the mountains or sitting by the ocean listening to the waves crash against the rocks. It’s relaxing by the fire with my husband and dogs with a great glass of wine. The list could go on, but it’s important to remember that it’s a choice to be happy and to be thankful with where you

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9 DIY Projects To Fall In Love With

I usually don’t decorate my house for Valentine’s Day, but these red hot DIY projects are about to change my ways.  I’m especially in love with the You + Me poster. I cannot wait to make this one for my husband and I.  It will fit perfectly in our office.  Let’s go get our craft on!   1. Fringed red hearts add the perfect touch of cuteness 2. This is the

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9 Cocktails to Sip on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. This is the time when love, hearts and all things red and pink begin to stirring in the air!  Whether you have a special someone to share this day with or not, these drinks are hard to resist and you will definitely find the desire to make more than one. Grab your cocktail shakers and get to work.  This day only comes once a year! 1. There

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Irresistible Paleo Cookies

I used to be a crazy health freak growing up, which I had my mom to thank!  However, when I went to Culinary School it became increasingly hard to keep up with that lifestyle. Let’s just say, their motto was, “fat is flavor”, and they definitely didn’t hold back on that fat!  Though I’ve learned to balance just how much fat should be consumed after those crazy butter ladened days,

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Motivation Mondays : The Future Belongs…

Happy Monday everyone! I’m kicking off my first Motivation Monday’s post with a quote I’ve loved since I was young. This has kept me going, even when I wanted to give up, or when I felt my dreams were ridiculous and void of hope.  This is a reminder to believe in your vision for you future, your hopes and dreams.  You never know what could happen!  

Just Tasted : 2012 Napa Cellars Napa Valley Merlot

For those of you who don’t know, I’m pretty much obsessed with wine!  However, for the last month we decided to cut out wine all together and sort of reboot our systems for the new year.  It’s been hard, yet the benefits have been really rewarding.  The other night we allowed ourselves a little break and decided to pop open this lovely little bottle.  The Napa Cellars Merlot is a great

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Avocado-Lime Chicken with Perfectly Steamed Rice

I saw this recipe the other day and immediately knew this was a match made in heaven.  Avocado anything is pretty dang good and I appreciate the simplicity of this recipe.  I’m usually attracted to complicated recipes with crazy ingredients, but then making them always sounds daunting these days.  Yes, even though I went to culinary school and spent all those year cooking intricate recipes, those recipes are not always fun to

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Bacon & Goat Cheese Pork Tenderloin

Let’s be honest. There’s bacon involved and that’s all you need to know! Bacon makes everything taste delightful and happy.  I apologize to all you’ve vegans and vegetarians out there, but I could eat bacon every day.  But I don’t – because well, let’s face it… it’s just not that healthy.  On top of this delightful bacon, we’ve added another life staple – goat cheese. Yep, this dish was created just for

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

On my last post, we featured some really amazing Paleo chocolate chip cookies that I made for one of my friends while we were having a movie night.  Before our “Gluten Free” cookie extravaganza started I was making my go-to for chocolate chip cookie goodness. They are best known as the New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies.  The beauty about these cookies is that they are a sink-your-teeth-in-chocolate thickness. A

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