Recipes

Patriotic Watermelon Feta Salad

Happy Memorial Day! Hopefully your weekend was filled with some great BBQ and downtime with all your favorite people. I love going to parties during long holiday weekends, but it can be slightly stressful because I always want to contribute to the spread or bring a hostess gift. Memorial Day parties are usually filled with […] Read more…

My Favorite Salad Recipe

Confession: I don’t eat as much salad as I should. I always buy the fixings with the intention of bringing them to work for lunches and making them as sides for dinner, but more times than not it doesn’t happen. I find them pretty boring, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, croutons, blah blah blah – over it. […] Read more…

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

As you all know we’ve been eating Paleo over here at the Toal House. When we’re eating out it’s a different story, but at home it’s no dairy, no grains, no legumes, no alcohol, and no added sugars. However, occasionally you need a sweet treat, but don’t want to break all the rules. After plenty […] Read more…

Moscow Mules

Shop Moscow Mules are one of my favorite cocktails right now. They’re simple to make and the flavor is refreshing and light. I don’t like overly sweet drinks, but I also can’t really drink “old fashions” because they’re usually straight up and too strong for me. Moscow Mules have a bit or tartness to them […] Read more…

Peppermint Drizzle Chocolate Cookies

No food says Happy Holidays quite like cookies! Whether you’re making them to leave for Santa or to pass out to friends and neighbors cookies are always fun to whip up. Mike and I try to spend at least one night during the holidays baking together. This year we went with Peppermint Drizzle Chocolate Cookies . […] Read more…

Pinterest Recipes I’ve Made Recently

A few months ago I wrote a post sharing the recipes from Pinterest that I had brave enough to try. It went over pretty well and I’ve been on another Pinterest kick lately, so I thought I’d share what I’ve been cooking up again… Crock Pot Pork Chops With Cranberries & Apples I made this […] Read more…

Mixed Berry Crumble

Something about the fall and cooler temps makes me want to get in the kitchen and bake. However, it’s not quite cool enough to break out the apple cider and pumpkin spice recipes, so I took end-of-summer berries and a warm fall inspired crumble and combined them to make the most delicious desert I’ve ever […] Read more…

Panera Mac & Cheese Recipe

Panera mac & cheese is a favorite around here. I tried it, got hooked, and then introduced skeptical Mike to it. Now we crave it often, but know we can’t constantly order it – it wouldn’t be a good situation for our waistlines or wallets. Occasionally I make a baked macaroni and cheese recipe, so […] Read more…

Classic Cake Recipe

There comes a time in every woman’s life when she needs to whip up a quick and delicious dessert. Maybe it’s for serving at a last minute dinner, maybe it’s for a coworker’s birthday, whatever the reason is, you need a dessert and you need it ASAP. Your first thought may be to grab your phone and […] Read more…

Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

Favorite Kitchen Gadgets & Tools

Tee Shirt : Old Navy | Jeans : Old Navy | Lipstick : MAC Cosmetics in Snob It’s no joke when people say the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s definitely the heart of my home for a lot of the typical reasons that people give, but also because it’s the part of […] Read more…

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