• Diary of a Non-Cook,  Mexican Food,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Mexican Food + Pinterest

    Oh, of course my creations are via Pinterest.Does that even surprise you these days? I was perusing Pinterest for some cooking inspiration and I thought to look at older pins, which of course I had never tried. Lo and behold, I found a good pin: 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas! I then got bold and decided we couldn’t have fajitas without Spanish Rice (it is ignorantly labeled Mexican Rice by the creator) so I found a recipe (re: pin) for that too. It was just going to be dinner for J and I, but the crockpot makes so much I decided to invite Care and her lil fellas over for…

  • Musings

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Classic Beef Stew

    I’m (c)rockin’ that pot, y’all! I’ve been wanting to take advantage of my good ‘ol trusty crock pot for awhile. Stew is the perfect thing to make in the CP. I finally committed to it. It helped that J’s Mom bought us a pre-made package of veggies that are perfect for stew – $5 for potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery – easily ready to dump into a crock pot. My Dad makes the best stew, but I know he wings it and add whatever he wants. Since I’m not that adventurous I ran to Pinterest to find something to add to my Crock that Pot page. I came across Flavorite‘s…

  • 2016,  Food,  Friends,  Musings,  Pinterest

    Musings: Hostess with the Mostess

    I have a secret……everyone thinks I love to host parties! Well, technically that’s the truth — but to be completely honest I am a faux hostess. I always wait until the last minute, I always shop on a budget, and I hate to admit it, but I use the hell out of Pinterest for hosting parties. Most importantly, I take shortcuts wherever possible. This post is perfectly timed because this Saturday we are hosting L’s 8th birthday party and I’ve done all of the things listed above. Summer, outdoor parties are my fave to host and plan! Nothing better than taking advantage of the great summer outdoor weather to gather friends && family! Since we always…