Thanksgiving in South Lake Tahoe, Ca

Since 2008, Thanksgiving has been a holiday that J.O and I have broken away from our family traditions and we have started our own way of celebrating. More often than not, our day of giving thanks and turkey is spent … Continue reading

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Every once and awhile, J.O and his crew will grill up some goodness to get them through a long shift.  This past time they grilled up a bunch of Jerk seasoned chicken drummies and even had a bunch left over … Continue reading

Pressed Veggie Sandwich

For the past month I have been operating our kitchen without an oven. I never once realized how much I use our oven until it was no longer at my disposal. Lucky for me, J.O is very handy and within … Continue reading

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Once again we often find ourselves craving the midwestern “comfort foods” we both grew up with!  Mashed potatoes are a big one!  So creamy and tasty but then my guilt sets in.  Luckily for me, J.O likes to try new … Continue reading

How to Prepare a Pomegranate

I love this time of year in California because yummy pomegranates are  in abundance!  They’re so good to mix into yogurt, eat on their own or top onto a salad.  The one intimidating thing about them is how to get … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Beef Roast for Sandwiches and More!

I always say how blessed I am that J.O is so talented in the kitchen.  Before he became a journeyman lineman he worked as a butcher and it shows!  One of his favorite cold weather meals to make is a … Continue reading

Greek Salad Dressing

This is a really easy salad dressing you can make that doesn’t have to be refrigerated.  I really like to use an arugula and kale mix for my salad base then top with sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, sliced red onions, … Continue reading