January Detox? Time to Shed!

January is the most popular time of year to start a diet, detox, or cleanse as people have typically overindulged during the holidays with food & drinks.   They're ready to shed the extra pounds that came with overindulging.   I do not typically detox at all, and I am not big on making New [...]

Hosting Christmas Dinner? Impress your In-Laws this year!

My dear friend Elizabeth Ryan  is an interior designer who is very talented and has started helping me with decorating my house this last year.   If you're not following her yet, go to @elizabethryaninteriors or her website https://elizabethryaninteriors.com/ to check out her beautiful work!   When we were talking about hosting Christmas at my house this year, [...]

Fail Proof Christmas Roast

Who else is getting pumped for the holidays?! Do you have your tree? Are your decorations up? Have you taken the kiddos to see Santa and eavesdropped on their requests to make sure they match the list they gave to you? Have you crossed the Ugly Holiday Sweater Party off of your list? Have you [...]

Last Minute Thanksgiving: Crockpot Turkey Breast

So if you read a lot of my recipes, you will notice my tendency to look for quick and easy options! AND....I kinda love my crockpot. I tend to try to make healthier versions of those crockpot recipes when I can, but a turkey breast in the crockpot checks off both boxes....easy and healthy! Plus, [...]

Healthy(er?) Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

Happy Halloween, Loves!   Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! The ghouls. The mystery. The fantasy! It was amazing in our 20s dressing it up...sometimes in not the most appropriate of costumes! It is an alter-ego kind of night, and I love it! It is just fun, and to live it through the eyes [...]

Strawberry Avocado Salsa!

There are so many reasons and excuses for gatherings in the summer! Sometimes I wish we had the same amount of time for the rest of the year, but nonetheless it is great to capture that time with friends and family! One of my favorite quick and go-to appetizers is Strawberry Avocado Salsa! It takes [...]

Celebrate the 4th with a Shrimp Boil!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FROM NECESSARY DELIGHTS! With the Fourth of July just a few days away, I am hearing my friends talk about food ideas. Burgers, hotdogs, fish fry, and other ideas! Recently, we had a shrimp boil! And, no, I don't have the awesome massive aluminum stockpot that so many people use. I [...]

Egg Salad is Eggcellent!!

You were overzealous with your egg dyeing....three dozen eggs for two kids to be exact! Now what? Hello!! Egg salad....not a fan?? Well, not until today! I have a recipe that will make even the most skeptical egg salad aficionados begging for more! First, I peeled four of my lovely pastel dyed eggs. They were [...]

Lamburgers for Easter!

Who needs hamburgers when you've got lamburgers??!! I usually cook a leg of lamb for Easter, but this year we are trying a more casual approach and choosing to enjoy extra family time instead of cooking so much! First, start with a great apron! I love the ones from Anthropologie! And they make the most [...]

Grain Free Breakfast Tacos in Two…Minutes That Is!

I HEART breakfast tacos, but being gluten free, dairy free, low sugar, and trying to be grain free has its limitations....or at least it seems that way sometimes. But low and behold, I had all of that this morning in my breakfast tacos....and they were absolutely totally and completely delicious! I would truly put them [...]