Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Pasta With Pepper Sauce

A recipe I got years ago from a friends mom.  
It takes me back to fall -- ultimate comfort food.  
Enjoy this holiday season!  

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy Valentine's Weekend

10 years ago yesterday James asked me to marry him!  Glad he asked -- glad I said yes.  Thankful for all we've shared together.  Life sure is sweeter all the way around with him in it with me!    

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Merry and Happy

“Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.”
―A.A. Milne 

Enjoy the anticipation of what is to come!  Goodbye 2013, thanks for all the lessons, good times, hardships, friendships, and memories -- hello 2014!

Friday, December 13, 2013

It's The Holiday Season

Lots has happened since I blogged last.  My sister, Melissa, came to visit us.  We went to Disneyland and the beach and so many places.  Had such a blast.  I went home to where I grew up and got to be there for my dad's birthday as well as my grandmother's.  Got to judge a big show called Tiger Tunes at OBU's homecoming.  Was in a commercial for the state of Arkansas.  Hung out with my sisters on Halloween.  Went to NYC and my husband James took me and our dogs to Napa for my birthday.  Made new friends, saw old friends, received random acts of kindness and gifts, enjoyed sunsets, read books, and worked out looking at the beach, tried new things like Shape House to name a few things.  

Here is a slideshow (in no particular order) .......

 Sunset happy hour with friends

 Tiger Tunes my Senior Year

One of my fav dance classes in NYC

Picnic's on the beach

 sunset drives

 dinner/drinks on the beach with friends!

fam time

sis time


 friend time

on camera time

"Hello Ladies!"


Fab dinners

 James in the glasses modeling

Happy Endings!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Enjoying Summer Days B & T Style

Pebre Sauce from Community Seafood Fisherman Santa Barbara

  • Orange juice (enough to cover the shark in a ziplock)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Serrano pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt
  • olive oil

Pebre Sauce:
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1/3 jalapeño
  • 1 serrano
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Set fish aside in a bag/container with all of the chopped up marinade ingredients and let it rest in the fridge for an hour.

While you wait, make the pebre sauce as it will benefit from having some time to sit as well.  Chop the shallot, garlic, jalapeño, serrano, and cilantro and briefly sautée in a bit of olive oil.  Then put in the food processor and blend. Let it sit for an hour.

Remove fish from the marinade and pat it dry with paper towels. Warm up your grill, season the fish and lightly oil it. Grill the fish for about 5 minutes per side. Then plate it, scoop on a generous helping of pebre sauce and enjoy!

Grilling Again

(picture by Meredith Baird)

We are loving having a grill again!  
We cooked veggie pizzas and enjoyed with friends this past weekend.

Pizza 1
Yellow bell pepper

Pizza 2
Sweet potato 
Daiya cheese 

Pizza 3
Goat cheese crumbles
Yellow bell pepper 

East Coast To West Coast


Santa Monica

Cali Baby

Got A Bike

my desk

 James mom "Mother Mary" came to visit as did my friend Mahalia.....
From Hollywood and Vine, to the Canals of Venice, to Santa Barbara, to the farmer's markets, to the beaches of Malibu, to celebrating Bo's birthday a fun time was had by all!