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Roasted Garlic Farfalle Pasta with Bacon + Peas

bacon peas farfalle

A sponsored post. For ages 21 and up, please drink responsibly.

National Pinot Grigio Day is right around the corner, coming up THIS Friday May 26th and it’s a great way to kick-off Memorial Day Weekend. To celebrate, I am cooking up this delicious Roasted Garlic Farfalle Pasta with Bacon and Peas. (more…)

Easy Beef and Cheese Empanadas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Constellation Brands. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #CervezaCelebration #CollectiveBias

beef and cheese empanadas

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and I plan on celebrating at home with my easy beef and cheese empanadas recipe. I have always loved empanadas, but I was always too intimidated to make them at home.

Well, I finally made them and I’ll tell you my little secret – I used refrigerated pie dough for my pastry instead of making it from scratch. It cuts down on so much of the prep time! That’s why this recipe is so easy to make, you could whip it up on a weeknight. (more…)

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Cherry Preserves

lemon ricotta pancakes

A sponsored post.

Mother’s Day is just under a month away!

Instead of dealing with the chaos of brunch out, why not give Mom a little bit of serenity at home with a super fancy breakfast in bed? Say it with homemade with my super easy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Cherry Preserves. (more…)

7 Ways to Relax on Your Day Off

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias

hanging chair

Since moving to Portland from Los Angeles last year, I have been re-introduced to a long, cold and rainy winter. With that, I’ve been cooking more of these comfort food recipes, finding rainy day activities in Portland and drinking A LOT of tea.  I drink a lot chamomile tea because I love the taste and the relaxing health benefits.

It’s a nice and comforting thing I look forward to when the weather is just miserable outside. We broke records in Portland for rainfall in the months of October, February and March so far! (more…)

5 Ways to Be Your Best Self During Allergy Season

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allergy season

I have been an allergy sufferer all my life.

I am allergic to cat hair, pollen, and dust to name just a few of my triggers. I definitely feel it more in the spring when things start blooming and floating around.

Sometimes my allergies are triggered when I’m invited over at a friend’s house for dinner, but then I encounter their cat. Which triggers my allergies so badly that I either have to leave early or it just ends up ruining my whole night as my symptoms leave me miserable. I once went to a horse show and the dust and hair was so bad, I had to leave within 30 minutes of arriving. (more…)

5 Effective Ways to Speed Clean Your House

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bathroom windex

I am most definitely a neat freak.

However, like most busy women – I don’t have time to put in a ‘second shift’ after a long day of work to deep clean my house. If your schedule is anything like mine, you’re probably in the same boat.

You want your house looking neat and tidy so you can relax in your space when you get home, not face all the chores that need to get done.

I definitely subscribe to the ‘clean-as-you-go’ camp. Letting things pile up just gets overwhelming that you don’t know where to begin which makes you not even want to start. So here’s what I suggest for an effective speed clean: (more…)