recipe: ham, mozzarella & vegetable frittata

On the weekends, my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. If I’m being honest, I think I spend more time thinking about new ways to creatively enhance my at-home breakfast (read: BRUNCH) experience than I do any other weekend activity. Bacon? Yes, please. Eggs? Toast? French toast? Waffles? Yes, yes, yes and YES please!

Because I love all things weekend-breakfast, I figured it was time I started sharing some of my favorites here on the site. Today’s recipe is one of the easiest egg dishes you could ever make, and it’s my go-to for when I’m tired of the traditional omelette or scrambled eggs routine. I usually include whatever I currently have sitting in my fridge, because no one (and I mean NO ONE) likes early morning grocery store runs.


puppy files: 8 months

I paused long enough this past weekend to realize Winston is already 8 months old…AND it’s been more than 4 months since I provided an update on our little man. 

Instead of waxing poetic about random things, I’ll just go ahead and jump straight into my highlights (and lows) of being a first time puppy parent. Read on for my favorite Winston facts!


recipe: roasted eggplant dip

When I think about how I’d like to start developing my recipe section here, my mind immediately goes to two places: 1) having a healthy, working pantry, and 2) entertaining. Today’s recipe (and last week’s) is really about combining the two worlds. What I love most is how easily this dip sneaks in a less-commonly used vegetable: eggplant. The flavors and textures blend wonderfully, and you’re left with a delicious dip that will have you and your guests begging for more.


recipe: Tomato, Artichoke & Basil Dip

It’s super bowl week! I’m excited for the parties. Getting a large group together to watch some football never hurt anybody…especially when I don’t really care who wins this year. So, even if you don’t have a dog in this weekend’s upcoming fight, I know many of you many of you will be hosting or attending some fun watch parties. With that being said, I want to introduce a new favorite: this tomato, artichoke and basil dip. This dip has absolutely risen to the top of my must-make-for-guests list. Simply put, the flavor is amazing and the freshness will not disappoint!


life: a new chapter


Welcome to the new GIRL BY THE LAKE!