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Caprese Grilled Cheese

 There is one thing that a great grilled cheese relies on. DELICIOUS BREAD.  This crusty sourdough was perfect for the taste I wanted out of this sandwich.  Caprese salad is amazing.  Bread is ridiculous.  Lets put…
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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Oh my... There is always a point during fall when I think, why don't we use pumpkin year round??  Then I remember that only using it during the fall makes it special and magical!  If you are an oatmeal person, be prepared to make…
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Rich Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

 Cupcakes are perfect.  Perfect size, perfect cake - frosting ratio.  Sprinkles make cupcakes even better.  That might just be me because I LOVE sprinkles... but you can be the judge.  I used Shutterbean's recipe for…
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Roasted Brussel Sprouts w/ Fig Balsamic Dressing

Let's talk about my current obsession with brussel sprouts.  It's been going on for quite a few months now and it's getting pretty intense.  Like the kind of intense where I will roast a pound of them for dinner.  And eat them…
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Peanut Butter, Jelly & Bacon Sliders

Facts are pretty safe to live by. Fact: It is Monday and Mondays are hard. Fact:  Bacon is delicious. Fact: Eating Bacon on a Monday will make it so much better. So this happened.  This is what happens when you have 3 pieces of…
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Iced Pumpkin Loaf with Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

It is officially time to start using pumpkin. I try not to over do pumpkin treats during fall so they hold their magical goodness.  You really can't over do something you love or it will become a top 40 song that you can't bear to listen…
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Skinny Strawberry Mint Mojito

I know its only Wednesday... but you look like you could use a cocktail.  This weather is throwing me for a loop.  This weekend I felt like I lived in an oven... and now i'm wearing a sweatshirt.  What is going on!  Hence…
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Mango Pineapple Smoothie (Dairy Free!)

Summer is slowly slipping away, but the heat seems to just finally be hitting so-cal.  Smoothies are the best way to have some delicious fruit and cool you down as well.  I love creamy smoothies but I try to stay away from dairy.…
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DIY: Reupholstered Dining Chairs

Hello my DIY friends!  Being a homeowner is just lovely.  So many DIY possibilities... it's overwhelming.  Right when our offer was accepted on our condo, Matt and I were on the lookout for dining furniture.  One day we went on a walk…
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Chocolate Chip & Caramel Bit Cookies

Moving is tough. We moved into our condo 2 weeks ago, but the trips from the car up to the 3rd floor seem to never end.  This weekend we just picked up a bed for our spare room.  A queen size box spring is very difficult to get through…
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Pretzel Rolls

 How great are carbs? I am I right?  Pretzels are my go-to carb.  I have convinced myself they are way healthier than normal bread.  I am aware this is untrue but I will believe what I want!  Anywho... these pretzel…
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Crispy Salted Kale Chips

I know what you are thinking... Kale? Really Kelsey?  Yes really guys.  These kale chips are so shockingly delicious.  Simple, crispy and salty.  That is all you can really ask for in a snack right?  And they are extemely…