10 must haves for new Moms

We just got off of a full Mothers day weekend and I want to wish all the mama’s grinding away this fine Monday and each and every day, Happy Happy Mother’s Day and  thank you for all that you do. ( I love you MAMA) I also want to encourage you that you are doing so…

San Diego!

We got the opportunity to take a little vacation before Dmitry begins his new position at work. To celebrate a promotion and a year spent of hard work, TOO MANY moves and a lot of changes we wanted to take a spontaneous family trip to San Diego. We cant help it, spontaneous is our M.O….

Citrus & Brew Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos

These tacos are good ANYDAY of the week! I love Mexican food and I think its either got a reputation for being too complicated or too simplistic. Well lets meet in the middle and you won’t compromise on flavor or work too hard to get some gourmet tacos at home. I grew up south of…

Nicole’s Famous Cherry Cobbler

What I love about this recipe is that it isn’t too sweet, is easy to make if you don’t bake or are aspiring to bake and its all compact in one dish ready to serve family style to the dessert table your next dinner party or holidayparty.

4 ingredient banana muffins

  These are my favorite go to oatmeal banana muffins. The base for these banana muffins is just 4 ingredients! No oil no flour makes them a healthier version, only 160 calories each! Its basically a bowl of oatmeal in a muffin form very enjoyable with coffee or tea for breakfast. They come out super moist…

mom’s quick pickled red onions

What I love about these quick pickled red onions is that its fail proof and goes with everything! I love to add them to my (taco tuesday tacos… recipe coming soon!) to give them that needed acidity, flavor & crunch. These also pair so well with my favorite, salads, burgers, grilled hot dogs, sandwiches, pulled pork, appetizer spreads, flat…

It’s time for a reboot: 5 tips for losing weight

Aren’t these shorts cute? I fell in love with them for the summer. But…. they don’t fit, yet. I have great plans for these shorts and plan to have a lot of fun in them this summer. In order to squeeze into them it means that its time to do a reboot. Since I started doing these…

Just for starters

           Hi, my name is Nicole Kvasnyuk. I am a wife to Dmitry, a mom to my two beautiful girls Naomi Demitria &Chloe Noelle. We recently moved from Seattle to SoCal. I have one busy schedule with two little ones under the age of two that I have the privilege of raising…