buffalo baked cauliflower

Why should chicken get all the fun? Douse your cauliflower in some oh-so addicting buffalo sauce and satisfy that spicy craving!  I love making this recipe as either a side dish or snack because it’s quick to prep for those last minute moments. You can serve the cauliflower with a store-bought bleu cheese dressing or…

zucchini boats

If I had to describe my diet, it would be labeled as “healthy-ish”. Most of the time, I’m pretty balanced. Healthy breakfast, salad for lunch and a protein with veggies for dinner. Then sometimes, I really want a doughnut, glass of wine (or three) and bread- with butter of course. And don’t get me started…

shrimp & veggie risotto

If you’ve made risotto before, you can probably guess why I like to add wine to the recipe. Making risotto is a true labor of love. There are no cutting corner in this recipe, but trust me, it’s well worth it. Pour yourself a glass of wine (after you finish chopping the veggies) and get…

glamping themed birthday party

Let’s face the facts, if camping was this delicious, you’d never see me inside the house. The inner girly-girl yet outdoorsy-girl in me was delighted to make this cake for a family friend’s daughter. The birthday party invitation inspired my decorations by using bright colors, bunting, trees and a sprinkle tent (because, why not?!). The…

roberts wedding

This couple is making their second debut on the blog and I couldn’t be more delighted to share their special day. Towards the end of last summer, I took part in a styled shoot photographed by Andrew & Tianna. Blush tones, a beautiful view and this smitten couple made “An Evening at Bayvue” one of my…

simple cinnamon rolls with an orange glaze

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, many of us are on the hunt for the perfect gift. This year, skip the stores and restaurants and get in the kitchen. Give mom the gift of brunch, just don’t forget the mimosa supplies! These quick and easy cinnamon rolls have a little sugar and little spice to…

blood orange rosé sangria

When spring finally decides to show its pretty face, you’ll want a glass of this sangria in your hand! I used a rosé wine from Trader Joe’s, blood oranges, raspberries and fresh basil. The flavors are sweet, tart, herbal and perfect for a warm spring day on the patio! For a stronger kick, add a…

pepper & spinach tortellini

There’s nothing worse than an empty fridge or an empty stomach. It’s a feeling some of us know all too well. You go to swing open the doors of your fridge expecting a feast, but you’re left squinting from the fluorescent light shining through just the milk, eggs and maybe leftovers. However, from time to time, I’m able…

Arugula Fettuccine with Italian Sausage

How some people talk about their first born child, is how I talk about carbs. A tad extreme of a comparison? Eh, maybeeee. Yes, my blog is slightly over-saturated with pasta and cake doo-dads, and guess what, I’m posting another one! Creamy, winey, cheesey, sage-y, sausage-y and carb-y goodness all on one plate. You can bet…

creamy basil italian soup

I found this recipe a few weeks ago during your typical Pinterest peruse. The words creamy and basil caught my attention immediately. It was cold, very cold outside and this soup was speaking to my comfort food soul. Naturally, I substituted the chicken for Italian sausage. Why? Well, chicken is great and all but why…