April Showers Bring May Flowers

A rainy April day in Saint Paul, Minnesota. But its okay because things are slowly greening up. I’m so excited to see the tree buds bloom. Spring is here!

Small Plate #5

Final plate for our #eastersunday meal. Toasted gluten-free pumpkin spice waffle, #traderjoes vanilla dairy-free ice cream, cinnamon brown sugar honey and maple syrup glazed on top. If you can have dairy, add a sprinkle of chocolate covered sunflower seeds.

Small Plate #4

Small (4lb) ham, for two, glazed with cinnamon brown sugar honey, maple syrup, salt, pepper, cumin, and speared with some pineapple chunks. Cooked in a mixture of 1/2 cup of equal parts- water and fresh pineapple juice. Ham 325° 20 minutes per pound #food #foodie #foodphotography #blogger #blog #bloggerlife #cooking #recipes #midwest

Small Plate #3

Small plate #3 for #eastersunday Butternut squash soap with Gluten-free cranberry toast #cookingblogger #saintpaulminnesota #minnesota #bloggerlife #minnesotagirl #midwestbloggers #juliebird #foodblogger #food

Small Plate #2

Small plate #2 for #eastersunday. I boiled 1/2 sweet potatoes and 1/2 Yukon gold potatoes. Mashed them up in butternut squash soup. Topped with cheddar cheese, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. #cookingblogger #saintpaulminnesota #minnesota #bloggerlife #minnesotagirl #midwestbloggers #juliebird #foodblogger #food #freshmeals #simple #simplepleasures #easter #smallplates #cooking #recipes #midwest

Small Plate #1

Small dinner plate #1 for #eastersunday. Combine greens beans, cubed pears, salt and pepper in a frying pan with truffle olive oil for 10 – 15 minutes. Spread out a thin layer of mustard aioli and add the fried mixture. Top with fresh cracked pistachios. #saintpaulminnesota #minnesota #bloggerlife #minnesotagirl #midwestbloggers #juliebird #foodblogger #food #foodie #foodblogger…

Rustic Dining Room Decor

My style is rustic country meets industrial downtown. This is the start of my new dining room decor. There are a couple more items I want, but I think it’s close.

New Buffet Table

My soon-to-be husband put our new buffet table together. It took a while, but another good quality product from #wayfair

Easter walk

I was finally feeling some relief from a bad stretch of sciatic nerve pain. Walking around outside in the sunshine on this beautiful #eastersunday , makes me feel #blessed. Happy Easter!