I can't believe tomorrow is already June 1st! Where has this year gone?? Seriously it's flying by. We just had snow last month and it's already summer flying by! Since last weekend was Memorial Weekend, the "unofficial start of summer" the wedding count down has begun! In just over 2 months I'll be walking down the aisle! Choosing a ceremony and reception location was touch, but Lance and I picked the locations that were meaningful to us.
There's a cafe down the street from where I work that serves the best chicken salad croissant sandwiches. Croissants are my weakness. I can never get enough of that flaky butter deliciousness! Whenever I feel like having something a little different than my usual salad for lunch, I'll head up to the cafe for their amazing chicken salad sandwich. One of my favorite parts of chicken salad is having all the extras in there - the crunch I get from the celery, apples and sliced almonds is the best. This chicken salad is also made with a lightened up dressing, which is so good! It's a mix of mayo and greek yogurt with a splash of lemon juice and some spices.
What does everyone have planned this weekend? Any special recipes you're grilling? I actually surprised Lance with a grill for Christmas. I recommend not buying one off season but that's another story. lol We put it on the deck a few weeks ago and have made some really great recipes so far! It's my first time experimenting with the grill, but so far the recipes have come out great! After being at work all day, it's nice to come home and grill for dinner. It gets me outside a little longer than I normally would be if I was making something in the kitchen. I hope you enjoy the recipes and have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
When Lance and I have a lot going on usually last minute we'll decide to go on a date night or hang out with our friends. I tend to put on something pretty casual. My go-to is always jeans and a t-shirt, but I paired this look with black mules and a grey duster to make it a little more chic instead of an everyday jean and tee style.
These twisted doughnuts get coated in a cinnamon sugar mixture that become the perfect late morning treat with your coffee. This recipe makes 2 doughnuts, enough to share or just for you!
Last week my friend and I headed to Pure Placid to attend a Flower Arrangement Workshop taught by Linda D'Arco, owner of Little Farmhouse Flowers. I was so excited for this event simply because having fresh flowers on my kitchen table makes me so happy. Flowers add so much life to an environment by creating joy, adding interest and making everyday special. Not to mention, a fresh bouquet of flowers is a great way to re-fresh for spring. Last year I saw Little Farmhouse Flowers at our local Farmers Market in Keene Valley with the most beautiful bouquets, so I was thrilled when I saw Pure Placid was hosting this event for their Wellness Wednesday's series.
This Black Bean and Corn Salsa is ready in minutes and couldn't be easier to make! A fresh and healthy salsa to bring to a BBQ or any summer event.
Mother's Day is this Sunday, and I hope this weekend brings you beautiful weather, special memories and plenty of time to spend with your mom. It's been a long time since I actually got a chance to spend Mother's Day with my mom, so there isn't really a tradition we have. No matter the distance between my mom and me, we always make the most of it by catching up and talking everyday on the phone. If your lucky enough to be with your mom this weekend and want to whip something up for her, I'm sharing 20 satisfying Mother's Day recipes I know she'll love!
Mother's Day is a little over a week away (Sunday, May 13th), and I though I'd share ways to celebrate this special day if you live near or far from your mom. I'm sharing what my sister's and I are doing for our mom for Mother's Day, plus including 10 other amazing ideas on how you can celebrate this special occasion!
I'm so excited for everything I have coming up this month! There's a lot of local events like a flower arrangement workshop, restaurant week and a book recommendation gathering I'm attending. It feels good to get out of the house an enjoy some fresh air, friends and local food!