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lemon lavender cookies

This light, lemony summer cookie (recipe here) is delicious with a cup of tea mid-morning, or afternoon. My husband declared it my best ever (he is honest about my cooking, when it works and when it doesn't!). After ordering the…

guest bathroom beauty

This guest bathroom was dark and narrow when we first moved in (see before photo below) so, without doing a full remodel, I replaced the vanity with a pedestal sink and removed the large mirror glued to the wall. The…

organize your jewelry

Shadow boxes to show off your most striking pieces My jewelry drawer hadn't been organized for way too long and, judging by how many times I haven't been able to find that second earring or spent ten minutes undoing a…

grilled pork tenderloin with cherry salsa

This delicious summer-time recipe was a big hit at my house last night. The fresh cherries and cilantro are perfect with the tender pork straight from the grill.  This is an easy one to throw together in less than an hour…

fresh herb and garlic meatballs with quinoa

Somehow, this recipe makes meatballs seem like a summer meal, maybe it's the quinoa but it ends up being not-too-heavy, delicious, comfort food. I guess you could substitute with store-bought, frozen meatballs but then you'd miss out on the fresh…