Tag: fall

This Spaghetti Squash Lasagna answers the question, “What’s for dinner tonight”?

I was craving a fall type lasagna the other day without all the heaviness of traditional lasagna. I am also trying to be on a restricted gluten and dairy diet for personal health benefits — I am constantly learning about healthy food alternatives & trying to incorporate that into my lifestyle as much as possible. SO, cooking at home is the easiest way to achieve that! 

healthy-spaghetti-squashI had some spaghetti squash, tomatoes and tofu at home — and fresh basil still growing outside despite the cold temps we’ve been having this week in Boston. I made sure to salvage the basil and utilize it in this recipe.

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Plaid off the shoulder

dsc_0437dsc_0428dsc_0422dsc_0423With the weather changing over here in New England, I have been transitioning my new walk-in closet to fit the outdoor temps. This plaid off the shoulder top is by Cloth & Stone and I have already worn it several times this season. This shirt works for the changing weather – when it gets up to the 70s mid day and then drops down to the 50’s. I’ve been taking a scarf with me and throwing it on when it gets a bit cooler. We went to Vermont over the weekend for the Harpoon Octoberfest and I wore this top with some ripped black jeans. Very cozy, fashionable and transitional.

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The journey called Life

Welcome back to my blog!kc4

For those of you that have been asking me where my blog went — first of all, THANK YOU! and secondly, it was waiting for me to open my eyes. I was (and still am) on a journey — a journey I believe many people embark on (or should!). I will continue to use this blog as my platform to share tips, advice and learning experiences.

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Wedding outfit #6 + Fall Festival

As promised, my outfit to the wedding! (and my handsome guy)
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The dress is by Gypsy 05  sweater material, long sleeved, above the knee paired with dark nude closed toe pumps. It was perfect – I wasn’t cold or hot – I was just the right temp all night.

Gorgeous wedding and a gorgeous young couple at the Seaport in Boston 🙂 Love Love.

We used the Uber car service to pick us up and bring us back home after the wedding – so smart as it was open bar ALL night. We defiantly enjoyed ourselves.

On Sunday, Nico went to play Kickball and I took Freddy to brunch with my girlfriends.. He met little Bella – my friends rescue dog – so precious. She took some time to warm up to Freddy, but eventually came around. Freddy was so cute, slowly nudging a toy over to her so she would play with him.

We went to Newburyport for the annual Fall Festival. Ok, I know in some way, I “signed up for this”, (as my friends pointed out) but I’m sorry if I get a little annoyed that the majority of my time out, I need to stop and answer questions about Freddy: yes, hes a goldendoodle, his name is Freddy, he is a he, he is X weeks old.. he is a mini-size…. I mean, don’t I get to enjoy my day out too? I know I’m being selfish?- maybe  little, but is it bad I just want to hand out biography cards to  people so I can enjoy making memories with my friends?

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 I DID NOT sign up for that!  .. I know I’ll warm up eventually and get used to it….right?

Well, now that I’m done with my little rant -(Sorry!) the time I got to enjoy the festival was great –warm bread bowls, fried chicken and ribbon fries, fried dough, candy apples, hot cider.. the works!!

I hope everyone got to enjoy some gorgeous fall activity out there!  I can’t get enough 🙂 There is a Halloween Pumpkin Stroll this weekend! I hope we end up going

Xo,

KPM

 

 

Apple-Cheddar Dog Biscuits

I’m excited to have gone Apple picking with my friends and family. We have made it a tradition for 6 years now! Not only is it great to get together with everyone and to be outdoors, but the reward of baking something delicious after is the BEST!

Now that I have a pooch in the family, I need to make sure he is included! so I was stoked when I discovered this recipe from Martha Stewart!

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Apple Cheddar Dog Treats
Serves 16
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour (plus more for dusting)
  2. 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  3. 1/3 cup shredded cheddar
  4. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  5. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  6. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  7. 3 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients to form a dough. Roll out mixture between two sheets of plastic wrap dusted with brown rice flour to 1/4-inch thick; remove plastic wrap and cut out biscuits with your favorite cookie cutter, I used a 2 1/2″ scalloped edge round cutter. Reroll scraps and continue cutting out biscuits.
  3. Space biscuits 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. With your pinky finger and thumb, create indentations to resemble paw prints.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes until nicely browned and firm.
  5. Transfer biscuits to a wire rack.
Notes
  1. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
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Flannel Fridays

imagesWho doesn’t love Friday!? I don’t really know one person. What makes it even better is its usually a casual day for Fashion. I’m talking Flannel shirts, denim and boots. Fall Fashion at its finest…. and simplest.

I make it a point to where something flannel as we wrap up the work week and hopefully get excited for some type of Fall activity to start the weekend. I hope everyone out there, especially those who live in New England – get their butts outside and enjoy the crisp Fall air and beautiful Foliage.

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Flannel/ plaid – whatever you want to call it- is a great part of Fall/Winter fashion and I dont think it will EVER go out of style.
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How cute are these outfits with just a touch of flannel? 6a015433e2ad49970c019b01146997970c-800wi6a015433e2ad49970c019b0114ac02970b-800wi

Vests are GREAT too – add some extra warmth for those chilly mornings.

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Happy Friday everyone!! Enjoy the weekend – I”m heading to yet another wedding – 6th one of this year!! gah…We’re at that age that everyone around us is getting married – well all of Nico’s friends since he’s older… but I’m sure they’ll be another wave coming for my friends!

I’ll post my wedding outfit after the weekend 🙂

Xo,

KPM