Caramelized Meat & Swiss Sambo

I was having a couple friends over for lunch. Truth be told, I have a hundred recipes to make for dinner and about two recipes to make for a nice, formal lunch. Plot twist, they were coming over with their almost 3-year-old, so I wanted a menu that everyone could eat. These fancy caramelized meatContinue reading “Caramelized Meat & Swiss Sambo”

The Best Cheesy Potatoes

My husband and I took a cooking class around Thanksgiving time, and these are a must-have for anyone’s dinner menu. Ingredients 4 tsp. Unsalted butter, at room temperature 3 Cups Whole Milk 2 Cups Heavy cream 4 Large cloves garlic, smashed and peeled 6 sprigs of Rosemary or Thyme A couple pinches of fresh gratedContinue reading “The Best Cheesy Potatoes”

A Modern-Day Nativity

Normally I don’t pay too much attention to nativity scenes. Growing up a good Catholic, I was surrounded by these classic, made in China figurines and have grown a bit desensitized to the meaning behind them. Yet, this year the scene has caught my attention more than once and caused me to stop what I’mContinue reading “A Modern-Day Nativity”

Luscious Meat+Veggie Lasagna

So I have been in hot pursuit of a tasty lasagna recipe that is more than meat, noodles, and tomato sauce.  I think I’ve found it! Ingredients: 16 ounces hot ground sausage 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 large carrots, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped 1 medium zucchini, chopped or 1 Cup butternut squash,Continue reading “Luscious Meat+Veggie Lasagna”

Faith/Passion Based on Authority

The other day my husband and I were having a conversation. We just had our first baby. He’s 3 months old, and we were acknowledging the fact that there’s been more tension in our marriage in the last 3 months than there has been in the last 5 years. Why is this? I mean weContinue reading “Faith/Passion Based on Authority”

Mommying @ 7 Weeks

So, I’m pretty sure this kid is going to turn me into an alcoholic. (Certainly said jokingly, but for any parents who are call what it’s like to be in the trenches with a 7-week-old baby who won’t sleep, you get the comical sentiment.) Someone gave me a onesie that says Mommy’s little alarm clock.Continue reading “Mommying @ 7 Weeks”

The Pregnancy Journey 2020-2021

A person hears a lot of information regarding pregnancy, but nothing you hear really prepares you for the 40-week journey that is pregnancy. I wanted to jot down some lessons I learned, some myths that were debunked, and some experiences I had during pregnancy. First Trimester Morning Sickness: Is not limited to the morning. FromContinue reading “The Pregnancy Journey 2020-2021”