Apple Picking

I have always been motivated by the changing seasons; spring cleaning, summer grilling, fall sweaters and cozy winter nights by the fire to name a few of my favorite. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of fall is pumpkin but apples are my next favorite runner up. On our recent trip…

No Brainer Breakfast

I am NOT a morning person; I AM a snooze button queen. Needless to say, getting to work for 8AM is always a struggle. This sometimes makes it hard to eat a healthy breakfast. It would be much easier to run through a fast food drive through line, but, not ideal for healthy living. With…

Meal Prep As You Go

I spend so much time on the go that when I am home, the last thing I want to do is go out to eat! When I am in the office, I almost always bring a packed lunch too. It’s my way of trying to control the inevitable weight gain that comes with a sedentary…

My Pretired Life October Sneak Peak

Happy Monday! After my quick trip to Colorado last week, I had a hard time waking up this morning. Scrambling to get ready and grabbing a quick coffee on my way out the door, I literally stopped short in my driveway and took a deep breath; I swear I can smell fall coming and I…

Microhearth Grilled Burger

Here’s a quick burger for you! Cooked on the Microhearth Grill Pan, great for when you don’t really have time to set up the grill. I like to use grass fed beef with a little bit of seasoning mixed in. I used Weber Gourmet Burger Seasoning this time, a little bit of homemade guacamole and…

Instant Pot Soup Stock

I am such a seasonal chef and nothing says fall to me more than a pot of homemade soup. With fall literally just around the corner, it’s almost time to start making some delicious pots of homemade soup! I love making my own bone broth but since it is such a chore, I usually only…

Home Style Fast Food

What’s the first meal that comes to mind when you think of camping? Throwing burgers on the grill? Maybe some corn on the cob? Watermelon? Don’t forget the s’mores! I for one tend to crave that first grilled burger of the season. And nothing beats the smell of a good cookout! Are you hungry yet?…