Entries by Beth

Easy Red Pepper Pizza Sauce

Red peppers are a nice alternative to the traditional tomato sauce. The anchovy may surprise some people but it will give the sauce a real depth of flavor. You can leave it out but I encourage you to give it a try.  Trust me.  No one will know you added it. You don’t get a […]

Watermelon Strawberry Sangria

I have a thing for sangria. I like fruit and I like wine so it’s really a no brainer. This is definitely my favorite sangria recipe and as a connoisseur of sangrias that is HUGE. If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #FOODFASHIONANDFUN. I’d love to see what you […]


How to Shop a Farmer’s Market

–       Do a lap before you buy anything. I always like to see what’s available before I make any purchases.  It gives you time to compare prices, produce and vendors. –       Talk to your market managers.  Usually there is a booth at the market where the managers will sit.  They are full of knowledge about […]

DIY Spray Bottle

I reuse my plastic spray bottles so that I can make my own cleaning products. Mine are always falling apart since I will reuse them over and over. I was eyeing the glass sparkling water bottle (from Trader Joe’s) recently. The bottle was a nice shape and good size.  The label came off easily and […]

Homemade Household Cleaner

I used to think that the house had to smell like chemicals for it to be clean.  Then, one day, my dad said to me ‘my grandmother used to use vinegar to clean everything.  If it’s good enough for her then it should be good enough for me.’  It really made me stop and think […]


The Kitchen: Before and After

As I mentioned in my previous post, we’ve already finished some of the renovations on the house.  We started with the kitchen as it was by the far the worst room in the house. The before and after is shocking. It hadn’t been renovated in decades.  It was vacant for quite some time and before […]


Home Sweet Home

This is our new house.  It doesn’t look like much right now but we’re turning it into our dream home. Every inch of this house and yard needs work, which means we have a lot of work to do.  So, here’s what needs to be done.   –       Kitchen renovation (move kitchen into the old […]

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions   Makes about 1 cup   3 medium or large onions, sliced along the grain of the onion (see below) 1 tablespoon Olive oil 3 tablespoons Butter 1 teaspoon Salt 1 tablespoon agave nectar 2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar   Add the olive oil and butter to a large sauté pan over medium high […]

Apple Pie Cocktail

Apples are everywhere and I’m looking forward to making apple pies for Thanksgiving.  In the meantime, I’ll just make an apple pie cocktail.  I swear.  It tastes like the real thing! Shop the post JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.    

Baked Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Baked Sausage, Pepper and Onions   Serves 4   4 Andouille sausages 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, chopped into 1/4 thick pieces 1 red bell pepper, chopped into 1 inch pieces 1 large white onion, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces 1 small red onion, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon […]