Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients 1 yellow onion, sliced 1 lb ground beef 28oz can crushed tomatoes tomato paste (amount varies depending on how thick you would like the sauce) 16oz slice mushrooms head of garlic, crushed 1 tbsp olive oil 3 bay leaves 2 basil leaves salt & pepper 1 tbsp dried parsley…

The Ponies of Assateague

One of the main events I wanted to see on our road trip from VA to CT was the fall pony round up at Assateague Island. It was just a tad bit out of our way; well a few hours if we wanted a direct route home, but that didn…

Easy & Delicious Apple Fritters

Steve has been bugging me for weeks for apple fritters. He even made me drive almost an hour away to the Southington Fair! But to no avail as they were closed. I finally had a night free this week that I could attempt making them from scratch!! I’m…

Road trip! Virginia to Connecticut

Here’s the synopsis of our schedule from our recent roadtrip! Look at our reviews on each place on the other blogposts 🙂 Happy planning…

Homemade Apple Sauce

I recently went Apple picking with a coworker, which I hadn’t done since I was a kid. Unfortunately for us, it was absolutely frigid and we only had 20 minutes to pick (as we went right after work this week). With so many apples, the first thing I…

Zucchini Chips

A favorite of Steve’s (barely makes it out of the oven before into his mouth) is these homemade zucchini chips. They are a healthy alternative to potato chips or popcorn (a household weakness). The only downside, is they do take some time to cook and makes only a…

Baked Chicken Caprese

A quick, yet easy Italian dinner that we like to whip up is Baked Chicken Caprese. Follow the simple steps below to create a fan-favorite within your home, too! Ingredients: 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into 5 or 6 slices (roughly 1.5 slices per breast) 1/4 cup…

So, the trouble begins!

Today was the day. Well, maybe last night was the night? Either way, the training (entering into reality) has begun for our new critters. Last night, Olivia walked Hope around the outdoor prior to one of her lessons. They worked on simple things like walking and on the occasion they…

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Guest Gift Basket

Recently, my college roommate Emily and her fiancé Matt came to visit Steve and I… To check out our new house, catch-up (I had yet to meet Matt) and just enjoy a relaxing weekend. They were traveling from New Jersey and while it was not a long drive…

Seeing Double? Trouble!

Just as any good daughter would do, while my parents were away I made sure their house stayed tidy, the animals were taken care of and may have brought home a present or two for their return.    These two little creatures will be my new project ponies for the winter…