Backing It Up!

Alright I’m backing my ass up and hitting this new year with a bang! Alright not really. I don’t tend to make New Years resolutions and this year isn’t any different. Hell I haven’t enjoyed the first few days of the year so far and am hoping tomorrow will change it around. I like routine and going back to work will get me there. Also I’m restarting the 21 Day Fix. Extreme structure to organize my life.

Continue reading

21 Day Fix – Day 1 – Round 1


So I have decided to try out the 21 Day Fix. Here’s my intro pack. Shakes, chocolate and vanilla – I can be indecisive on what flavor I like day by day, shake cup, my containers, a refrigerated tote (which has already come in handy), the main workout dvr & additional plyo DVDs. Continue reading

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast – Lazyish?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Have I mentioned I love to be a lazy cook. Honestly don’t we all? Oh sure we all love the big traditional Thanksgiving style meal. I do. It’s one of my favorites. Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, rolls, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, apple pie, cheesecake & whatever else your family includes in their traditional meal. As a person who didn’t grow up celebrating holidays we never Continue reading

Weekend Snack – Guacamole

Fast Guacamole

Fast Guacamole

Guacamole – One of those snacks, condiments or meals that I just can’t get enough of. It whips up fast, it’s fresh & it tastes so good since it’s homemade. I tend to make this numerous times a month just because we enjoy it so much. With chips, with tacos, with carrots, on a sandwich, Continue reading

Horseradish Pork Chops – The Other Other White Meat!

Horseradish pork chop

I have been craving pork lately. If you couldn’t tell from the Broccoli Bacon Salad post – https://modernwifetale.com/2015/08/17/broccoli-bacon-salad/. Fried pork, baked pork, sautéed with veggies, Continue reading

Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy

Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy

Annnnnd it raining. I know, I live in Washington and we expect it. But its August and we are roofing our house so I’m not too pumped that we have rain, thunder and lightning going on. In fact this makes me want to stay inside and cook a stick to your ribs kind of dinner. I saw something like this on Pinterest Continue reading

Layered Salad of Delight

Layer Salad 2

Oh layered salad, how I love your convenience. Let me count the ways. Well the layers I guess. Truly one of the easiest salads I have found from Pinterest. It’s all prep and minimal cooking (except bacon, which you could leave out but I wouldn’t, it’s too delicious!). Great for this heat wave we continue to keep having. I like that Continue reading

Meat and Potatoes – aka. Man meal

Meat and Potatoes

So my husband can be a picky eater. He doesn’t like pasta, hot tomatoes, and on and on. So many of the major food that’s available in this world. He loves meat and potatoes. We both do. I just also like more variety in my life. That’s one of the hardest things for me as the household chef is to accommodate both our tastes. But we both love this casserole I’ve put together with a few different recipes in this galaxy. It’s easy to prepare and he, along with most men, love it. Continue reading

Death by Chocolate – Cake

aka Death By Chocolate

aka Death By Chocolate

So if you follow me on Facebook you would see I did this cake last week. But I figured it was so fun I’ll share it on here also. Also last nights cooking was French fries and crab, nothing too spectacular to photograph there – Haha!

I made this cake for my nephew who loves candy. Almost to a fault. But I figured “Hey, I’m not working, I’ve always wanted to make this after seeing it all over Pinterest & if it doesn’t work rice crispy treats are an easy back up.” So I made it and it is one of the Continue reading

My Blog Cherry Popped!

So this is my first blog about being me. A sort of modern woman living in today’s world. I’m domestic, I’m married, I cook, I manage the household but I’m not a pushover. Not a mother, no interest in that. Have 2 cats, no more I’m only a slight crazy cat lady. Love to cook, but I’m not afraid of shortcuts. Enjoy crafts, sewing, painting, glass etching, vinyl decals & love Pinterest. Some of the things I’ll do will be Pinterest inspired. Some are from the old school. I have a mother who has and does can everything. Old school is in my blood. But I like my modern conveniences also (Hello, Slow Cookers!). Hope you enjoy following me on this journey of being a wife and the tales that go along with it.