Cafe Francais des Arts

French Cafe 1You know that moment when you find some little restaurant or cafe that you just find yourself craving all the time? You don’t just crave the food or coffee, you crave the atmosphere and the love of the unique little place you stumbled upon. A few weekends ago we went with some friends to their favorite little spot it town.… Read the rest

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup is definitely far from one of my favorite things to eat. At least, it has been. Brent loves the stuff and he rarely ever gets it. I decided to take a stab at making it. I jazzed it up in my own way with rosemary hoping that I would like it and I did.… Read the rest

Lentil & Tomato Stew (Ethiopian Dish)

We are finally had another “Around the World” night with our friends. We haven’t done one since we did the Filipino food months ago. This time we decided to tackle African. I chose this Ethiopian dish. It was delicious, but definitely something new and from a different culture. I love experiencing what different cultures have to offer.… Read the rest

Chicken Piccata and Roasted Squash

What to do for dinner? I had some fresh squash sitting on my counter, so I decided to pop it in the oven. I looked up this recipe for chicken piccata and decided that it sounded like a good main dish to go with the squash. The meal turned out tasty.… Read the rest

Shrimp Tacos

Brent and I were given some fresh green and purple cabbage from a friend’s garden. We were trying to figure out what to make with it. I decided to make some coleslaw for shrimp tacos. The coleslaw turned out delicious and it was a great addition to the shrimp and avocado for the tacos.… Read the rest


On Saturday, Brent and I had some friends over to celebrate his birthday. I decided to try and make two cakes.  I spent a few hours bumming around the kitchen using dish after dish. Good thing Brent stayed on top of dish duty! My first cake was Dulce de Leche. It was a white cake with 3 layers of this caramel like substance that I also made from scratch.… Read the rest

Cranberry-Avocado Salad with Candied Spiced Almonds

This is the salad recipe that I came across with the Candied Spiced Almonds. It also has homemade dressing. Brent and I enjoyed this salad with a night in as the smoke outside was thick. We didn’t feel like breathing in a bunch of smoke. We made an inside date night instead.… Read the rest

Candied Spiced Almonds

I came across a recipe for a salad that had these candied spiced almonds. I made the salad, so I had to make these as well. They turned out tasty and I am excited to have leftovers! They might not last too long.

5 cups sliced almonds
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon vanilla
sea salt

Cook the sugar in a large pan on the stove on medium heat until it turns brown.… Read the rest

Coconut Ginger Chicken

I know, I know… I’ve been slacking not only on food blogging, but blogging in general. Sorry all. Maybe life will start calming down a bit more. Who knows? Sometimes when I am crazy busy I find myself blogging more. I think the reason I have not been blogging lately is because I was feeling burnt out.… Read the rest

Raspberry Cookies

It is time for the Owenhouse company picnic and this time around I got dessert to bring. I decided to try something new like usual. I also wanted something that was summerish. I gave these Raspberry Cookies a try. Love them. It is a perfect mixture of tartness and sweetness. Oh and by no means are these healthy!… Read the rest

Homemade Cherry Jam

Brent came home with a huge bag full of cherries from his mom when he was in Oregon for that brief moment. We enjoyed a ton of them, but I knew we were not going to be able to enjoy them all before they went bad. I decided to take a shot at making some jam or jelly.… Read the rest

Thin Mints

Yes! Finally a food blog. I have been making different things lately, but I have not found the time to take pictures and then blog about them. I have been in too much of a hurry lately.

I discovered that my bosses favorite cookies are the Girl Scout Thin Mints. He can’t control himself and will eat an entire box unless he hides it.… Read the rest