Monday, September 4, 2017

The Time to Say Goodbye...

All good things must come to an end. This little blog has been a labor of love but after much decision and speculation it's time for it to come to an end.

I've primarily focused on gluten-free food and am finding that my passion for writing no longer works in this area due to a lack of time for experimenting with cooking!

While I'm closing the door on this chapter of my life, I'm opening a new one and taking a huge leap of faith as I open a new blog that will be coming soon. Feel free to follow me as I embark on a new adventure at A Whimsical Charisma

I'd love to have you :) 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall Fashion Favorites

Happy Tuesday! Don't you just love fall? One of my favorite things about fall is fashion. Give me all the blanket scarves, puffer vests, flannel and boots. I just can't help myself and every year I'm adding favorites to my collection. I love the cooler weather and the opportunity to layer up!

Today, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite pieces from my closet, along with those I'm craving. Blanket scarves are one of my closet staples - my newest favorite is this one. These black pumps were perfect for our first post-baby date night. This structured tote was one of my recent Nordstrom Rack finds and while I couldn't find this exact color, I've linked several others below. I don't think I've left the house in the past two years without this bracelet; it helps brighten up any outfit. My over the knee boots are a great dupe for this pricey pair; mine are from last season (sorry!) but these and these are similar.

I'm currently craving a red and black checked flannel - it would be so cute with a black puffer vest, over the knee boots and jeans - the perfect outfit to wear on a girls trip to the zoo with the little ones or a trip to the pumpkin patch! The herringbone vest is one of my closet staples, but I'm on the lookout for a cream one. While we're at it, can all of these blanket scarves magically appear in my closet? That would be fantastic ;)

What's your favorite fall fashion trend?

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Easy Spinach Quiche

Having a newborn means I'm all about simple and quick meals. Today, it's all about simplicity with this spinach cheese quiche. Just combine a few ingredients, throw them into frozen pie shells, bake and go. It's genius and the results are divine. I hope you enjoy it!

If my kitchen walls could talk: This recipe is easily adaptable - feel free to swap out any of the veggies, cheeses or meats for your favorites! It also freezes well. Simply cut into slices after baking, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze in a gallon sized bag.

Helpful kitchen tools: Nesting Bowls, Baking Sheet 

Simple Spinach Quiche


8 eggs
2 cups cheddar cheese
2 cups 2% milk
1 cup spinach, thawed and drained
8 slices bacon, crisp and crumbled
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 frozen pie crusts, gluten-free if necessary

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until combined. Add cheddar cheese, milk, spinach, paprika and black pepper, stirring to combine. Mix in cooked bacon crumbles.
3. Place pie crusts onto baking sheet filling evenly with egg mixture. Gently cover edges of pie crust with foil to prevent burning. Bake for 45 minutes until lightly set.

What's your favorite breakfast?