simple, family-friendly meals with a pinch of life.



us at the tennessee house

You’re here, and I couldn’t be happier about it!

I am Brittany, and you have just arrived at my favorite corner of the internet.  This is where we chat and I open up my kitchen.  I love to cook and what better reason to cook, than to share with others.

Our Philosophy & What You Should Know

I have a lot of real-life friends that have sweet little babies and little time, so that’s where my heart is!  I focus on simple, clean meals that you can enjoy, feel good about feeding your family and also don’t push dinner time to 9:30pm.

My husband, Steven and I, are all about the 80/20 rule.  Now there are several 80/20 rules out there so let me give you the low down on this particular one.

  • Eighty percent of the time we like to eat clean.  Clean ingredients, lots of veggies, and pasta.  Always pasta.  But in moderation.  Here is where the 20% comes in.
  • We aren’t into diets around here, so this is about sustainable lifestyle and that 20% of fun and indulgence keeps us trying new things, makes life adventurous, and keeps us craving the healthy 80%.

We do not follow any specific dietary guidelines (gluten free, vegetarian, Paleo, vegan etc.) but eating clean ingredients will often fall into some of those categories.  I like leaning in the way of vegetarian but Steven has other carnivorous plans and will gripe.  My apologies.  I will still sneak a vegetarian dish in here or there though.

Let’s get something out there, because I can’t keep it from you any longer.  Spices are nothing to be feared & we are obsessed with Mexican food. And that is probably an understatement, so although I want all my internet friends here, you may be clicking the ‘x’ often, if you are against this cuisine.

I hope you like stories!  You aren’t really going to get a recipe without hearing my story for the day…(okay…you can scroll if you want to).  But truly, I am passionate about this little corner of the internet so you will be getting a glimpse into our world along with that recipe and I hope you will share your glimpse as well!  I so <3 when you do.

Steven and I have been married for a year and half so we still like each other and you will probably hear about that.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you 😉  He specializes in dish washing (I know, I have it made) and in eating anything/everything I cook. We make a pretty sweet team, so I’m gonna keep him.

Although my dreams are to share recipes with you 24/7 and all of us talk about our favorite gnocchi (it’s DeLallo Mini Gnocchi, if you wondered), it doesn’t currently pay the bills.  -massive tears-  Thus, I work fulltime in the cubical world & shuffle those papers with the best of them.

On a more serious note, I am always trying to become a better person and be more grateful of all the many blessings in life. We all have so many!  My goal is to live with purpose and share the hope I have in Jesus.

I don’t know about you but one of my favorite things to find on blogs is a list of their favorite reads.  I have found so many wonderful blogs this way!  So, make sure you subscribe, so we can be friends, and then head over to my list of blog friends that have this blogging thing down.

Psst…if you dig this, find me on snapchat & instagram stories for behind-the-scene views and recipe fails. <–there are a lot

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