Five Tips for Hosting Your First Thanksgiving

You’re hosting your first Thanksgiving!? Heck yes! It’s been years in the making, but you’ve finally been passed the baton. Before you start to freak out about how much you have to do, here are some tips to help make sure you’re prepared for hosting your first Thanksgiving. 1. Prepare as much food as you can beforehand. This may seem … Read More

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Your New Favorite Fall Cocktail: Cranberry Apple Moscow Mule

With the changing leaves, we tend to change our food and drink choices, too. As soon as Fall is here, I get my recipes for chili and pumpkin bread out. I also change up my cocktails and hopped brews of choice during the Fall months. Out with the pina coladas of Summer and in with the Oktoberfest craft beers and … Read More

Raspberry-Lemon Sparkling Summer Cocktail

With the summer heat in full swing and the 4th of July just around the corner, a refreshing and bubbly cocktail might just be the relaxation you’ve been looking for. I’m all about a tasty cocktail that is easy to drink and still pretty healthy. This Raspberry Lemon Sparkling Summer Cocktail is the perfect summer beverage that is light, refreshing … Read More

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Healthy Strawberry-Apple Green Smoothie

I’ll be honest with you — I used to not be on the green smoothie train. It seemed like a fad that everyone was soon to get over. But making healthy green smoothies as a pick-me-up or nutrient-packed meal option has been around for quite awhile and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Green smoothies are a great, easy way … Read More


Creamy Pasta Carbonara

Whenever Greer and I want a fast, easy dinner, we usually go for some sort of pasta dish. Pasta is very versatile, tasty, and quick to throw together. Plus, sometimes you just crave some pasta. Am I right? The other night, we wanted to throw together an easy and satisfying meal and we decided on Pasta Carbonara. This classic pasta dish is … Read More


Grilled Lemon Herb Salmon

Spring has sprung, people! When the weather starts warming up, I find that my meal choices transition from heavier comfort foods to lighter, healthier options. Although I love some slow-cooked chili or hearty chicken noodle soup, I like changing up the way I eat once spring arrives. One of my go-to’s is salmon. It’s healthy, light, and easy to make … Read More

Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Feta

There are many mysteries in life. Why do we have deja-vu? How is “Kids Bop” still making music? But most importantly, why do brussels sprouts have such a bad reputation? I mean, they are freaking delicious people. Yes, they are mini cabbages and smell a little strange, but they taste remarkable. So as an ode to one of my veggies … Read More

Favorite Restaurants in RVA

Virginia Woolf once said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” Words of true wisdom. Anyone that knows me well knows I love some grub. I really lucked out with Greer, since he is an amazing cook. When he isn’t whipping up a 5-course meal for dinner, we like to indulge in the … Read More

Valentine’s Date Night: DIY Movie Night

Valentine’s Day. A day filled with love, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, and dates to the movies sitting elbow-to-elbow with other loved-up couples. But why spend your date night cramped in a movie theater when you can create the perfect movie night at home? Cozy up on Valentine’s Day with the ideal movie night that is thoughtful yet takes very little … Read More

Greek-Style Fries

Greek food is far and away my favorite genre of food. The brightness of the flavors and freshness of the ingredients easily make Greek food my go-to. A few nights ago, we wanted Greek, but we wanted to put a spin on it. So we ended up with Greek-style french fries. I’m a sucker for some fries, so why not … Read More