Birthdays only come once a year so when Breck asked for this for his birthday, he got it! I was a little nervous making this because I have always heard cheesecake is a huge feat. I mixed two recipes together to make this and it was so creamy and easy! Graham Cracker Crust 2 cups … Continue reading Blackberry Cheesecake
I've been doing a bible study that has you find the idols that you might have in your heart. One of my idols that I thought I had was fear. Fear of not knowing what might happen, the ones I love might get hurt, and just not being able to control things. Well today in … Continue reading Fear vs. Adventure
Each day has a color, a smell. Something that reminds you of that adventure. It takes you back to a happy time. Do you remember in Alice and Wonderland when she plays croquet or "flamiquet" in the Queen of Hearts' rose garden? The International Rose Test Garden in Portland is essentially the same place except … Continue reading Roses, and fragrances, and colors, oh my!
This is my go to meal when I know I don't have very much time that day but still need a home cooked meal. I just throw this in the crockpot before work and have a wonderful meal waiting for me when I get home! Plus this makes enough for four people so we have … Continue reading Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
This past week Breck and I flew out to Kentucky to visit his family. When it was time to say goodbye, as always, I started to cry. I later told Breck, "I don't know why I always cry. I know that it's coming but I still cry." which made Breck say to me, "We have … Continue reading Impatient Like A Firecracker
I thought of this recipe on my drive home from work because I had a bunch of these ingredients in my fridge. They were in bulk because Costco and were about to meet the expiration date, so I needed to think fast. It tasted really good if I do say so myself. 😉 Plus, Breck … Continue reading Stuffed Pesto Chicken
"You miss 100% of the shots that you do not take." - Wayne Gretzky - Michael Scott My life and my brother's life is proof that putting yourself out there works. Thirty years ago today my parents got married in a small town in Texas, called Nacogdoches. But a few years before that my mom … Continue reading Thirty Years Ago
"It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a … Continue reading Just Do It!
It was a dark and stormy night. The only thing I had in my fridge were peas, carrots, four chicken breasts, two pie crusts, milk, and some chicken broth. The lights kept flickering and I had no idea what I was going to make… Just kidding. Scroll below for the recipe. I made this a … Continue reading Chicken Pot Pie
Breck's friends at work have a running joke where they ask him every Friday, "Who do you have visiting this weekend?". We love our visitors that come to see us and I feel like at this point I could be a tour guide of some of the beaches here. So for free I am giving … Continue reading If you are going to the Oregon Coast…