green bean casserole – vintage recipe

food can take you back in time

green bean casserole bite

maybe it’s a meal your MUM used to make, or maybe a long lost friend 🍤 *fried shrimp on sugar cane, where are you*

green bean casserole beans'

green bean casserole rice

green bean casserole final

but sometimes, to feel better, it’s all you need

green bean casserole ice bath

green bean casserole deglaze

check out this casserole straight from the past….a food memory I am always eager to relive


SUPER EASY bacon potato frittata

I like to eat. Like a lot.


Do you think they would let me on 600 Pound Life?


I could bring this bacon, potato, onion, pepper, WHATEVER frittata.





Check it out Dr. Nowzaradan

Lime Chiffon Pie

I LOVE vintage recipes. Especially when they are easy & delicious


Case in point…this fabulous Lime Chiffon Pie

lime chiffon pie BABY pic

I used Nilla wafers as my crust…and gelatin sheets (my new obsession)


Make sure & get your egg whites nice and MARSHMALLOWY (best word ever?)



mise en place really helps here

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oh my lawdddd



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fluffy & light

lime - vintage classic treat

Lime Chiffon Pie — from The Gasparilla Cookbook (favorite Florida west coast recipes)

  • 1 envelope plain gelatin (or 3.5 sheets)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs, seperated
  • 1 9-inch pie shell, baked (I used crushed Nilla wafers & BUTTAH)


  1. Soften gelatin in cold water.
  2. Combine sugar, 1/2 cup corn syrup, lime juice, zest, and salt in top of double broiler.
  3. Beat eggs yolk and fold into lime juice mixture.
  4. Cook over hot water until slightly thickened ~5 mins. Add gelatin.
  5. Beat egg white until stiff. Gradually beat in remaining corn syrup until mixture is “marshmallowy”.
  6. Fold egg white into gelatin mixture. Pile mixture lightly into baked pie shell & chill.


Now you chill too





dump find – upcycle a canvas painting

Look what I found at the DUMP

dump painting BEFORE

Awesome frame…but the painting is UGH. So what do you do?

dump painting AFTERdump TRANSFORMdump find upcycled




Here’s how I did it:




cut off the canvas

I mean, rip it off. *WARNING* this is kind of rough, so be careful. Next time I might wear gloves (might)

dump RIP

keep going…

dump KEEP GOINGdump almost ripped

once you get off as much as you can, time to clean it up a little. And by this, I mean JUST get rid of any loose staples or extra fabric. Leave the old staples that aren’t hurting anybody, right there.


perfect. now find a cool fabric (mine is also from the DUMP). I swear I am not homeless.


next, start stapling! work in a circular pattern, and finish off with your corners. I found this YouTube tutorial extremely helpful.




Like it?

DUMP walllDUMP walldump painting AFTERdump CPM[LETE

Dump find…

This summer I picked up a new hobby …  going to the dump.

Recently, I found this moldy old painting that was just dying for a little attention. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos of it before I painted Winnie Boo, but just trust me, it was gross. So I opened it up, painted over the mold spores (yum), and created a new border around the edges with some thick construction paper, glue, and trusty glitter.

dump find

Next it was time to paint that grungy old wood…

dump find 2

And a few hours later….

my room before

And a few months later….

my roomwinnie cozy


Like my Kindergarten art?!!?

4 ways to self-heal

IDK about you, but some days I feel really down in the dumps.

As tempting as it is to curl into a ball and cry, it doesn’t really illicit feelings of hope and laughter.

Here are some things that help bring joy back when it feels like the darkest, nastiest storm is brewing overhead.

check it out…

self LOVE