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Showing posts from June, 2015

Oven Roasted Stuffed Chicken Breast

Hey there readers! Happy Monday. Its been a busy few days with fun wedding celebrations and some family thangs to take care of. But, we got some cooking in here and there. I know I haven't posted in a bit, but I've been saving this one up for a busy Monday. It was a scorcher today and I tried my best to keep nice and cool with lots of water and light eats. I'd be lying if I said froyo didn't happen at some point tonight ;) The week will be another busy one, but we will try and get some cooking in. Its been a lot of light and easy meals since we haven't had much of an appetite because of the heat and its been too hot to constantly put the oven on.

Its been gorgeous on the Island and I have to say I can't believe how close the beaches are. It took me 15 minutes to get to the beach the other day and I was ecstatic about it. I guess you can say I swapped my 15 minute ride to the city for some easy beach access when I moved to Long Island :) But both are equally two…

Thursday Night Roast Porkin'

TGIF W+A readers! The weekend is back and the weather is looking pretty nice. I've got my TGIF Spotify pumping to get me through the remaining of the work day. After dinner last night John and I decided to do a Homegoods and Target run since it was such a gorgeous night and we felt restless just hanging on the couch all night. We have our friends visiting this weekend so we had to grab a few odds and ends to have in the house. I also bought these happy little blooms to give the space a bit of perkin' up. Its almost 90 degrees on the Island today so I am making sure to stay super hydrated and cool. Drinking lots of agua and iced green tea.

While I ran out yesterday evening, I stumbled upon this cool marinading container and figured I'd get it for John since he loves to grill. It basically comes with a pump to get all of the excess air out and is supposed to help your meats marinade much quicker We shall see, review to come!

We decided to make a roast pork for dinner last ni…

Spinach/Feta & Buffalo Chicken Burgers

The sun is trying to peek out today and I am hoping it does. I always feel more productive when the weather is nice outside. Last night we wanted to whip up something quick and healthy so we had some ground chicken in the freezer and decided to make homemade chicken burgers. I love a tasty beef burger, but sometimes steering away from red meat during the week is good.

I figured I'd try a Greek spinach and feta burger and also spice things up with a buffalo chicken version as well. These were pretty simple to make and I prefer making them ourselves rather than buying them already prepared. This way, I can add more spinach if I like and even make my buffalo burgers a bit more spicy. We like it hot! Here is what you'll need for your burgers.

Greek Spinach & Feta Burger Ingredients -ground chicken
-1/2 onion
-1 package of chopped frozen spinach
-garlic powder
-garlic salt
-black pepper
-feta cheese
-1/2 cup of bread crumb, add as needed

Buffalo Chicken Burger Ingredients -grou…

Farmer's Market Pan Seared Scallops

What a lovely weekend it was. Although the week was filled with rain showers, the weekend shaped up to be picture perfect weather. John and I did a quick food shop and chopped up pineapple, watermelon, strawberries and grapes into a fruit salad. There is nothing more enjoyable in the summer than a yummy and refreshing fruit salad to satisfy your taste buds. I also bought some organic cherries, which are by far my favorite beach snack, especially when they are nice and chilled. John does a pretty legit job when it comes to chopping and prepping, so I let him do his thing in the kitchen.

Yesterday was filled with baby and birthday celebrations, which were a lot of fun. It was the perfect day to be with friends and enjoy the outdoors a bit. The morning started with my friend Liz's baby shower which was a lovely afternoon tea. We enjoyed our own personal tea, quiche, fresh scones and yummy finger sandwiches. It was an adorable morning celebrating the new arrival. We headed to Long Be…

Fritattas, Sunshine and Mussels

Happy hump day readers! I think its safe to say we've almost conquered this Wednesday. The week has been busy making the days go by a lot quicker. I remember savoring every last day of summer and now, being an adult and all, the days fly by. Remember when three months seemed like forever? I feel like John and I haven't had a second to breathe with so many things going on. Our calendars are packed to the brim and even though its all good things ahead, I am really looking forward to checking out for a few weeks while we honeymoon. T-mins 52 days until we are Italy and Greece bound! Call me crazy, but I already have bought and packed away honeymoon clothes. Lots of maxi dresses, rompers and comfortable shoes. I hear both places are scorchers in the summer, so I am looking forward to wearing light, airy comfy clothes. A girl's gotta' stay cool while looking good :)

This weekend was filled with lots of sunshine and poolside relaxation. See this gem? Its only steps away fro…