Recipes

Jerk Chicken (and Meal Prep Bowl)

I was first introduced to Jerk Chicken in 2017. We closed on our house in May 2017, and as anyone does right after they buy their first house, Crys went on a vacation to Jamaica with a girlfriend. I stayed behind to stain our kitchen cabinets and get the house […]

Twice Baked Potatoes

This weekend we barbecued, and I use the term “we” loosely. Mike grilled burgers, hot dogs, and his delicious Foil Grilled Broccoli. While I sat outside with an Angry Orchard and watched. Once the guilt set in, I went back inside to see what I could contribute. I landed on […]

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

These Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken sandwiches have become a staple in our house since we discovered this recipe. Admittedly, this is not a Garnishing Life original, but it is a huge favorite. Through our years making this recipe we have made a handful of changes and I will offer those […]

Ritz S’mores

A very quick and easy dessert to cure that sweet and salty craving. Ritz S’mores features a cookie sandwich made with Ritz Crackers and Rolos Candies, and Marshmallows if desired.

Peach Vodka Soda

Craving a sweet summer drink? I’ve got a new one to try, the Peach Vodka Soda, made with (probably) ingredients you already have in your bar. To be honest, I was feeling random when I put this thing together. I grabbed my vodka and some peach schnapps I had laying […]

Ranch Parmesan Toast

During the week, Mike and I are very busy. We work full time, then come home to five four-legged babies that need a lot of attention and there’s always some chore or project we HAVE to get done. By the time we’re settled and ready for dinner, we want something […]

Grilled Broccoli Foil Packet

WE LOVE BROCCOLI. One vegetable that you can almost always find in our house is broccoli. So of course, we have a lot of uses for it. This Grilled Broccoli Foil Packet is one of my favorites because it’s so damn simple, but it tastes sooo good.   There is […]

Zesty Spanish Rice & Refried Beans

You may have noticed, in our house, we celebrate whatever we can. The same is true of the office I work in. We hold potlucks pretty consistently. For the May potluck, some of us wanted tacos for Cinco De Mayo. What goes better with tacos than some zesty Spanish rice […]