Well Hello! I’m back. My job as a home stager has definitely been slower this year and so I seem to have more free time on my hands these days. It’s time to get back to this bog as it has always been a creative outlet for me and I miss it! I have had quite the year of change, so let me give you a little update before I share this yummy recipe. I met the man of my dreams in the spring and we got engaged this summer, I moved into his place and we are now living as one big happy family of 6! I know it sounds crazy but when you know you know. 😉 Lets back up a bit, my hubby’s name is Craig and we didn’t just meet this spring, we met 6 years ago when we were neighbours in my old apartment building. We used to take the elevator down to our car every morning. Back then we were both in other relationships and so we were just friends. As they say, timing is everything, we reconnected this year and were both single at the right time. We now live together with our 2 dogs, he has a 10 year old lab and I have my rescue dog named honey, as well as our 2 kids! We each have a son, mine is 10 and his is 5 and our home is very full at the moment. We are planning on buying a bigger home next year but in the meantime it is close quarters for this newly blended family!!

Life is busy and crazy with 2 dogs and 2 kids but we do get 2-3 days  just me and him (no kids) every week to connect when the house is just a little bit cleaner and quieter! When we are kid free we tend to cook more elaborate meals and I have finally met a man who likes to cook for me. LOVE. Last night he was in charge of making fried chicken in his new deep fryer and I made the sides, yams and brussel sprouts. It was delicious! The brussels sprouts are so easy to make, they only takes 20 min in the oven. The best way to eat this green vegetable by far. Enjoy.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan
Recipe type: Side dish
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Serves: 2 servings
  • 1 pound brussel sprouts
  • ½ cup grated fresh parmesan
  • 1-2 tbs olive oil
  • 2-3 strips of hormone free bacon (thinly sliced)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil.
  2. preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Wash and trim you brussels sprouts and then cut them in half.
  4. Toss everything except the parmesan in the pan and bake in the oven for 20 min.
  5. The last 5 min turn the oven up to broil to make the brussels sprouts nice and crispy.
  6. Take out of the oven and sprinkle cheese over top.
  7. Serve.