Scrumptious Stacks

By now I'm sure you know I like things that are fancy, fast, and delicious. This is absolutely all of those things. One of the best parts about this recipe is that it's very versitile. It would work for Brunch, a dinner party, or just dinner for two as a snazzy appetizer. 

I'm very attracted to stack recipes. I must love a tower formation, haha. So this is a take on the classic Caprese Salad. Its so simple but definitely a crowd pleaser. 

What you need per one person:

fresh mozzarella ball

a big red tomato

 fresh basil


Bread and fry your tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil. 


You'll have to move fairly quickly to serve these tasty dishes. Fry the tomatoes for about three-five minutes on each side. Use your best judgment. Once they are done, place on a paper towel to get rid of excess oil. 

Then, just stack with tomato, cheese, tomato cheese. Top with fresh Basil and then drizzle with Balsamic. It's the perfect dish. Trust me on that one.  


Hoping your Hump Day is easy, fast, and full of delicious food.  


Friday With A Twist

I started the week with a lemon in my water and ending it with a lemon in my drink! Spring is so close (I can't see you snow) and the smell of fresh cut lemons just reminds me of that fact. 

It's no secret that I love fancy. Add fancy to a drink and I'm all over it! For today's Martini Moment, I'm showing you how to fancy up your drink and make a fast and easy twist. Along with a super delicious Lemon Drop recipe. Because this is how a Friday should be celebrated. With a fancy drink in hand.


Step 1: Get a lemon. See? Easy already.


Step 2: Cut off the ends of the lemon.


So it looks like this:


Step 3: Using a bar spoon or knife (I ended up using both) hollow out the lemon. 


Step 4: Roll up your lemon skin. Keep in mind some are more thick than others.


Step 5: Cut your rolled lemon peel into whatever size twist you want. 


Fill a shaker about half with ice, throw everything in minus the rim sugar. Shake until your teaspoon of sugar is dissolved. Before pouring take a lemon around your rim and dip in sugar. Then pour in your shaker of goodness. Add your twist and sip!

Quick tip: if you like a sweeter drink add more sugar and a little less lemon juice.

Cheers, and have a fabulous weekend!




Life Enhancments

Happy Monday!

I like to consider myself a pretty organized person and have always been pretty obsessed with trying to maintain as stressfree a day as possible. In my opinon, that starts as soon as you wake up. If you start your day with a clear head then your day is more likely to be smooth sailing from there. I wanted to share with you some things I do every day before I go to bed and before I actually "start" my day. 

My first thought in the morning: COFFEE. Having the coffee maker set up to brew before I even get downstairs makes my morning so much smoother. One less thing I have to do. But before coffee, water. I know you've heard it before but it's important for your body to have water before coffee so when I set up the coffee the night before I also have my lemon water ready for the microwave in the morning (I don't have time for the kettle).

Side note, there are so many benefits of drinking lemon water in the a.m.
  • Detoxes
  • Great for your skin (antioxidants, vitamin C) 
  • Builds up your immunity...Its flu season!
  • Enhances digestion

Clean the kitchen before bed no matter how tired you are. This one is huge! Not only does it help me sleep better knowing that I don't have a mess waiting for me but it is also amazing to wake up and cook breakfast in a clean kitchen. 

Now I know you may not have a roomba but let me tell you it is life changing!! One of the best investments you could make. I was skeptical at first but just the same as the kitchen, running the roomba when you go to bed and waking up with clean floors is fantastic. Especially with my husky Perla Blue and her never ending fur that is everywhere.  

Have an idea of what's for dinner the next day. Doing this like some of the other things leaves room in my head for other things. Sundays are all about food. I always try to grocery shop, meal prep, and get ideas for dinners for the week. When I go to sleep knowing what I'm making for dinner the next day gives me a sense of feeling like I at least have it together a little.  

How do I know these things work? Because of all the times when I do literally none of this and feel like an absolute hot mess who's ready to pull her hair out. Ha! Don't do any of these? Try just one and see how it improves your day and night.

Enjoy your day, I hope it moves along swiftly!