Zucchini Pie recipe

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This recipe is so easy to make.  It's great for brunch, lunch with a salad, even dinner with a side of your choice. My mom made this many times when I lived at home, and passed it on to my sister and I. I have tweeked the recipe but it is still delicious and easy.
Preheat oven to 350
3 cups of chopped, skinned, zucchini ( I use yellow)
Either 1/2 cup chopped onion, or tablespoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon Salk
1 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves of chopped garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 eggs
1 cup bisquick
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated cheese
1 lb chicken sausage, out of casing

Spray pan with non stick spray, add the onions and garlic and sate, then add the sausage. If you are using the powders, add them after you start cooking the sausage.
In a separate bowl add the zucchini, the eggs and bisquick, oil, salt and pepper
Once the sausage is done, cool and add to the mixture in the separate bowl.
Pour into a pie plate, add to center rack of oven, and bake for about 20-30 minutes.

A few of my favorites this week

Monday, April 23, 2018

So I think, fingers crossed, that Spring is finally here in New Jersey, by the beach areas. Been busy working on a few projects and I will share when they are completed. If you follow on Instagram stories you may have seen the progress on my master bath. Big Al has been working very hard and my son in law too.
 A few things I wanted to share, alittle all I very the board, but still interesting and fun, lol
Have you heard of Pure Barre? It is a boutique style gym experience, so difficult, but really good. Works all the very small muscles that you didn't know you had. I am constantly sore, but that good sore. Check it out atPure Barre
Target had rolled out a new line, Opal collection. So pretty. There is a warm and a cool set to pick from with tabletop to fabric chairs to choose from. I love these blue and green patterned Melanie plates. You can mix and match patterns if you like. This glass pineapple tabletop lamp is beautiful.
It's been too cold to plant our spring blooms but inside we can certainly work on the green.  I think every room should have some plant, big or small in it. It adds a layer that works for any style. I love snake plants. They add height, are indestructible, and do not need a lot of sun. Get one!
I love a good cookbook and a guest that appears on the today show from time to time , Siri Daly, married to Carson Daly, has written a cookbook. She is a self taught cook, and her recipes are easy to follow. They are mostly healthy, always simple, and sometimes just decadent, we need a cheat now and then. Get a copy. Barnes and Noble
I am a little crazy about the upcoming Royal wedding. Binge watched The Crown. It kept my attention thru most seasons. Ahh. To be Royal👑👑👑
Who loves Nate Berkus? I have been a fan since his first appearance on the Oprah show.  This show is such a nice mix of his interior decorating expertise and his relationship with his family. Great ideas to be had.Nate and Jeramiah by design
Enjoy and visit my Instagram!

Spring touches

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hi everybody. I continue to have issues with my iPad and blog posting so I must keep them simple.
We are in the middle of yet another snow storm in the middle of March. I live by the jersey shore. Can't wait for runs by the beach, dinners on the porch, and walking the dog without my black puffy coat on. Ugh!
Anyway, I started to add a few hints of spring around the house and thought I would share what I have so far.
Spring gives me an excuse to buy more flowers and spread them everywhere. I have a few bunnies and for some reason moss is my go to.
I set a Easter breakfast table for you to see that even if you aren't hosting Easter dinner it is fun to have a pretty table for breakfast. My daughter gave me the cute bunny plates and juice glasses. They are from Pier one. My China has tiny pink buds so that works well. Enjoy the photos and I'll list credits here.
Bunny ear napkin holders Pier one    Moss sign across the mirror and decor for the tree Home sense.
White and gold bunnies and blue tin candle Target

Nordstrom finds--I love You

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wanted to share a few finds I discovered at Nordstrom recently.
I just love shopping in the store and online. Customer service is top notch. Little tidbit, I was a secret shopper for Macy's and lord and Taylor years ago. Nordstrom is by far best in service.
Made well has some great items for spring. I saw this cute top in white in the store but here it is in a mauve. It's a pebbled fabric and the knot is an interesting detail.
Treasure and bond has some great clothes but they recently added home goods to Nordstrom stores.
I love this long wood board. It's super heavy, made of real wood, great price. Mine is on a table, shown here, but I am going to put it on my island for serving and elevating a few dishes. Great for a counter too. My tree is still up, don't judge, it has shamrocks.
Halogen is a brand I like a lot also. The white mules are a great addition for spring/summer. I like the white but there are other colors. The treaters earrings are pretty and simple. Go with anything. Make a nice gift too.
Zella is a brand that Nordstrom carries and I have been buying it for a few years now for my daughter who is a pure barre instructor and their clothes are pretty, great fit, and hold up in the wash.

Gotta love Books

Friday, February 23, 2018

I can remember being a little girl and loving the library. The smell of the books, the walls full of possibilities inside each book, coffee table books, novels, love them all.
(I really should write more posts about books).Wanted to share a few "book" themed items with you.

There is a book scented candle by Homesick. It has notes of cedar-sandlewood-vanilla. A great shop in Pt Pleasant, Deena's, stocks it. Smells like a leather bound book.

I found these book flower holders in Hobby Lobby, when we were planning my daughter's bridal shower, and used them as accents around the venue. I have a few I can sell to anyone. Lol

If your saw my IG post on displaying your books,I had forgotten about this great coffee table book, that has bright ,colorful photos and how-to's for you for dessert displays. Amy Atlas

One of my favorite places to purchase books is in town on Main Street in Manasquan, Booktowne
They are very helpful and despite the small shop they carry a wide variety of selections for everyone.

The photo I posted on IG is a simple example of how to display your books to see them and enjoy them or share with guests. Have them out so you remember what you have and enjoy them.

Of course, a great bookcase is a good idea for any room. This one is a white beauty. A blog I follow has this in her home. Living with landyn. Pure simple white is always smooth to the eye. Books can be wrapped in white to keep a uniform look.
Finally, this bookcase is organized with books according to colors. Again, either the spines of the books are colored or the books are wrapped in colored paper.
Enjoy, now go read a book or style a shelf. Xoxo

Nordstrom winter sale going on now

Here are my pics for the winter sale.
Love a great pillow and throws have my heart. These are great sale prices
The totes I listed are so pretty. Check out All saints purses if you haven't heard of them. I have a tote and it's so soft, real leather, pretty colors and shapes.

Come on in

Monday, February 12, 2018

I posted on my Instagram last week a picture of my entryway. Got me thinking about what you should want it to feel like when guests enter your home or when you and your family come home each day. You want to feel welcomed by the space, whether its a small space or a large area. Doesn't matter, just should have a space that says, Come on in! Whatever your budget is, there is a way to achieve it. Below are a few examples from blogs and websites I enjoy to look at for inspiration.
My entryway gets a change up depending on the season, and my mood, lol. I took a slim table from another room, and added a few lanterns and faux candles. In the center I added alittle greenery and a cute sign I found at Marshall's. It's a cute spot to drop your keys and take a quick look in the mirror.

Enjoy these photos from the list of blogs and sites.