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The Slightly Less Teensy Kitchen

When I first started this blog, I was looking for yet another creative outlet becauseโ€”for some stupid, unknown reasonโ€”reading, journaling, cooking, crafting, gardening, taking photos, hiking, and playing video games wasn’t enough??? My main job in marketing and my side business of portrait photography don’t always allow me the freedom and creative joy that I would prefer. I love styling photos and I thought blogging about my cooking would be a new, enjoyable way to continue to hone my writing...

5 Tips For Meal Planning

Once upon a time, I would go to the grocery store with my partner without a list or a meal plan. This would result in a two hour epic journey down aisle after aisle where decisions were scarce and items were randomly tossed in our cart. Our bill would total more than a car payment. We would unpack our haphazard selection of foods and collapse on the couch, exhausted from not making decisions and desperately trying to get the other...

Homemade Marinara

Pasta with marinara has been one of my favorite meals since I was little. Something about the simplicity and sharp flavors make this dish a classic comfort food. Unfortunately, like the sugary cereal and pastry pockets labeled “lean,” I gave up marinara so I didn’t have a to buy a little packet of unknown powders to make this thick sauce. I’ve tried to make it from scratch several times and finally created a recipe that comes close to the flavors...

My Teensy Kitchen

Here it is, my teensy kitchen. It’s so small I had to take a panorama photo to fit it all! My fiancรฉ and I moved into our two-story condo about three years ago. It felt like our first grown-up living space with its mini walk-in closet and mold-free bathroom. The beige carpet was pristine and we only shared one wall with a neighbor. Everything about it was an improvement on apartment living, everything except the kitchen. Cooking was never something...