4th of July is a little under a week away! For many Americans, this day is not only a day to celebrate our nation’s independence, but also a day to gather with friends and family.
Most All of these gatherings are bound to include food and whether you are a guest responsible for bringing one dish or the host who needs to come up with an entire menu, I’m sure by now you are searching the internet for 4th of July recipes that will impress the masses. You guys know, I’m all about trying to make your lives easier, so I searched the internet (okay Pinterest) for the best 4th of July dishes that even the worse chef can prepare. (more…)
Last week, I was all over slaying my Valentine’s Day look if I must say so myself. I’m still on cloud nine, but I guess that’s one of the perks of being in love. I’m such a hopeless romantic and I love to revisit the places The Boy and I fell in love. First on that list of places is Lucas Park Grille, where we had our very first date. Our first visit in August of 2011 actually didn’t go all that well as far as perfect first dates go. I vividly remember ordering things neither of us were familiar with and leaving the restaurant hungry. What saved our evening was when one of us brought up the topic of still being hungry and the other breathed a sigh of relief to know they weren’t the only one. So I guess you all are trying to figure out why in the world we would return to a place that left us disappointed and hungry. (more…)
The first excuse to binge eat and drink is upon us, Super Bowl 50 is this Sunday! This day also comes just a little bit over a month after we have all made resolutions to be more health conscious, eat better, lose weight, or exercise more. For those of us with these goals, a day of eating hot wings, pizza, drinking beer, and eating cute football decorated cupcakes can really set us back. While we’ve decided not to host a Super Bowl party this year, we will be attending one and I want to be sure there is at least one dish The Boy and I won’t feel guilty about eating. In trying to decide what I should make, I did what any blogger would do, went to my blogging community to ask for help! I was overwhelmed by the response I got from my BLM girls! They suggested so many healthy-ish and delicious looking recipes that I had to share some of them with all of you! (more…)
It’s no secret that I just recently celebrated my 26th birthday. What you all may not know is that The Boy’s birthday is just 17 days after mine! According to this blog, I’ve been consumed with my own birthday, but little do you all know I have been obsessing over The Boy’s! This year he will celebrate the big dirty 30 and I’ve been preparing since May to be sure his birthday is unforgettable. (more…)
Last week a childhood friend who recently moved back to St. Louis hit me up about going to brunch. I’m embarrassed to admit that she’s been back for a few months and I still hadn’t even seen her so when she text me about brunch there was no way I wasn’t going. She asked me to suggest my favorite brunch spot and I realized I didn’t have one. While I anticipate the day I move to a brand new city, I’m guilty of not appreciating the things that make St. Louis great. She took to google and found Brasserie by Niche on several lists of popular brunch places in St. Louis. Being that I’m indecisive, I looked up the menu a few days before and I must admit I wasn’t very impressed or excited, but I was dead wrong. (more…)