Caramelized Chicken with Mushroom Jalapeño Cream Sauce and Cilantro Brown Rice

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I like to cook. I am not a strict recipe follower and my Hubby does not approve of this. He is the kind of person that needs strict order to things, I am not. If we are missing one ingredient for the recipe we either have to pick another one or quickly run to the grocery store for that one thing. I, in the other hand, will substitute it with something else we have at home. I like the freedom cooking gives you when it comes to those things. Continue reading


Cookies, Cupcakes and Beer

Once upon a time…. I hated beer. The smell and taste of it just grossed me out. I didn’t know anything about beer. I just thought there was Budweiser, Corona, Tecate, Heineken, Guinness, and it ended there. All tasted the same to me.

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I made some invitations!

I was asked by my cousin to create some baby shower invitations for her. I am always up for that task. Being a graphic designer that works in a non-creative field …. sigh 😦 …, I am always looking for an excuse to play with fonts and colors. This is what I came up with.

invite front

invite back

Since this is not her first child, she has an adorable son, she wanted to make this baby shower in honor of him because he will be a Big Brother. Too cute! I hope you like them. 🙂

Minty Goodness


Hello all!
With St. Patty’s Day just around the corner and the SouthSide Irish Parade this weekend I figured why not make something for the holiday. I don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and have never been to the SouthSide Irish Parade. The whole drinking from the time you wake up to the time you eventually pass out in a drunken stupor has never appealed to me. So this is the closest to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day I will get… this year at least. Continue reading


Let me introduce you to my Mr.’s cat dog.


He is a stinky little thing but he seems to love him. His name is Jedi and in his spare time he likes to be held like a baby, fed tons of treats and be cuddled under every blanket he finds. He is a long haired chihuahua that was spoiled rotten by my husband. They were a package deal and I couldn’t do anything about it. My husband LOVES dogs. I am more of a cat person but can really do without pets. I know this is the first of many dogs to come….he’s already planning the next one!!

The Master Bedroom

It wasn’t hard for us to choose a room to start remodeling when we bought the house. If we wanted to move in soon it had to be the master bedroom. It is still a work in progress but it is a million times better than what it was. Brace yourselves for the ugly pictures below!




Yes, we were foolish enough to buy the house even though it looked like this. Fools!! Oh well, I will post updated pics soon!!

Milk and Jello??

The first cupcake post!


So I found a recipe that I have been wanting to try. Hot Milk Cake, but of course I made cupcakes. =) It is a simple cake to make and it came out yummy! I had no frosting in mind for it and in my opinion the cake would be perfect with some berries and whipped cream. My husband wanted a frosting though so I gave him the task of finding one for me to make. He turned to Pinterest and came upon Jello Frosting.

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