New Series // Food Photography

New Series // Food Photography

One of the things I love so much about this little space is that it allows me to learn and grow in the area of photography, specifically food at the moment.  I love how I get to express and push myself creatively.  It is good for the soul too.  Getting to focus on something that I find so fascinating, fun and challenging at the same time brings me joy like nothing else can.  I have soooo much to learn about food photography or actually photography in general and this is the perfect place to force me to focus on it and to keep growing.  Otherwise another day would pass and life would get in the way and I wouldn't lay a hand on my camera.  So it is good for the soul because it is my own identity outside of being a wife and mom that fulfills me and challenges me, I love that.

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Roasted Chicken with Maple Dijon and Sundried Tomato Glaze

Roasted Chicken with Maple Dijon and Sundried Tomato Glaze

I absolutely love when you throw something together and it just works.  This meal came together one evening this fall after returning home from the farmers market loaded down with freshly picked vegetables and fruit.  I knew I wanted to dive right in and have them for dinner that night.  With a couple chicken breasts sitting in the refrigerator I knew I had the perfect fall meal in the making.  I roasted the chicken in the oven along with some vegetables and paired it with a salad topped with freshly sliced pears.  It was one of my favorite meals I have made this fall.

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Have a Grateful Heart

Have a Grateful Heart

I promise a new recipe soon!  I have a fantastic chicken recipe in the works and cannot wait to share it with you.  Until then, I wanted to share  something new that I have been doing for a few weeks now and has made an unexpected impact on my life.  I believe that we all know there are so many things in our lives to be grateful for and for the most part we are very aware how lucky we are.  I also know how easy it can be to get sucked into the day to day and sometimes get down about certain things not going our way, daily life struggles, bills, money, so on a so forth and all those things we have to be grateful for are easily forgotten.

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Kitchen Tip: Buy Spices in Bulk

Kitchen Tip: Buy Spices in Bulk

This week I am sharing another kitchen tip with you that is super simple but I wish I had discovered it sooner.  My hope is that I am keeping you from throwing your hard earned dollars down the drain like I did for soooo long.  My tip for you is to buy your spices in bulk.  That's it?  Yep, I told you it was super simple.  I am still amazed each time I buy my spices in bulk at how much I get for so much less.  Sometimes if I am in a pinch I will buy spices in the jar and I always end up kicking myself for it.  If you are buying your spices already packaged then you are paying extra for that packaging my friend.  So that glass jar or tin you end up throwing out is money that is wasted.

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