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Instant Pot Pork Loin with Sour Cream Gravy

Instant Pot Pork Loin with Sour Cream Gravy

Do you have a list of recipes you like pull out for dinner parties? A special dish that’s so tasty and unique that you love to serve it to your friends and loved ones? My Instant Pot pork loin with sour cream gravy is one […]

The Monk in Malaysia – Stories From Our Travels

The Monk in Malaysia – Stories From Our Travels

“Is that man a German?” The old monk asked me, peering at my husband who was wandering outside the monastery. “Um…..” my mind started to do that thing that writers’ minds often do when they are presented with semantics. I guess the logical engineer’s answer […]

Instant Pot Rotisserie Style Chicken

Instant Pot Rotisserie Style Chicken

I’m still loving my new Instant Pot. It saves me so much time in the kitchen and allows me to make recipes that I used to only have time for on the weekends. Like a whole roasted chicken! Crazy to think you can cook an […]

Laughter Isn’t The Best Medicine, But I Know What Is

Laughter Isn’t The Best Medicine, But I Know What Is

I love to laugh. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I married my husband. He’s endlessly hilarious, but as a super introvert, I’m usually the only one who gets to enjoy it. Unlike others who resort to making fun of others to get a […]

Homemade Masala Chai

Homemade Masala Chai

It’s been a weird autumn in Ohio, weather-wise. But finally, we’re getting a little of that awesome crisp, cool weather. I finally felt the need to wear a sweatshirt, yay! And there’s nothing I love more than warming up with a cup of homemade Indian […]

Dreaming Big Dreams – A 5 Year Old’s Travel Wish List

Dreaming Big Dreams – A 5 Year Old’s Travel Wish List

In my house, we often talk about “dreaming big dreams.” In fact, it’s one our core family values. We love “big, hairy, audacious goals” because we’ve learned that when you commit to doing something that is challenging, it pushes you out of your comfort zone. […]

Exploring Columbus: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Exploring Columbus: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

We were busy running errands around Lewis Center when hunger hit. We needed something fast and delicious and a quick Yelp search led us to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. And we’re so happy it did because it was really yummy! We thought it was the perfect […]

Authentic Bolognese Sauce

Authentic Bolognese Sauce

I’m sharing one of our house favorites today. An authentic Bolognese sauce. First things first – I want to be clear. If you’re looking for a “tomato sauce with ground meat” recipe, this isn’t it. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. In fact, it […]

Putting On The Ritz in India – An Unexpected Adventure Abroad

Putting On The Ritz in India – An Unexpected Adventure Abroad

When my husband (then boyfriend) came along on a trip to India, he had one request. He wanted to stand before the Taj Mahal. He wasn’t alone in this desire. It’s on the must-see list for virtually every tourist – national and international.┬áThe Taj Mahal […]

Exploring Columbus: The Best Damn Brunch In the Land – Bleu & Fig

Exploring Columbus: The Best Damn Brunch In the Land – Bleu & Fig

I’m so excited to share my favorite Columbus brunch with you! But before I do, let me back up. I recently joined the community at CbusFoodBloggers. And one of the first questions they asked me was what types of food related things would I love […]