Archive for the ‘food’ Category

Hummus for Lunch

Friday, March 24th, 2017

To balance out our insane Cadbury Mini Egg consumption as of late we are really trying to boost our veggies!
We are a thousand times more successful at this when we have an appealing bowl of hummus at hand.

boxwood clippings hummas

Our men aren’t huge fans of hummus so we’ve been pulling it out at lunch, serving it with veggies, rotisserie chicken and flat bread for a crazy easy lunch for us and our girlies. We have a feeling this zero-cooking lunch is going to become a staple for the Spring and Summer months.

We’ve just been buying Costco or a plain hummus from the store, do you have a favorite or a good recipe we can try?

Thanks in advance,

Sarah and Emily xx

Get your Cheese on Paddy!

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

If you fancy getting your Irish on this week, look no further than your Dairy section!

We are half Irish and love a good Irish product. Kerrygold’s Dubliner cheese is always heavenly but we’ve just found their spreadable cheese (by mistake) which has made it to our favorite list quickly…and just in time for St Paddy’s Day!


cheese 2

Spread with crackers, paired with raw veggies, or extra naughty on a slice of fresh baguette… it’s the perfect afternoon snack for you and the kiddos.

We found ours at Costco for only $5.50, they also have carry Kerrygold butter which is to die for…

To see our other posts about Ireland check out our “Dublin on a Dime Post” or “Get the Look of an Irish Cottage”.

Top of the Morning to you all! Have a wonderful Day!

Sarah and Em. x

White Bean Soup

Friday, November 11th, 2016

boxwood clippings | white-bean-soup
For Halloween this year we headed to our sister’s house for trick or treating. We started the night with bobbing for apples and soups for dinner. I had been wanting to try THIS recipe and it turned out so good and all the family loved it. It’s so easy and delicious I wanted to share it with you too!

I’ll definitely be adding it to the meal plan for an easy dinner in these winter months.

If you’re looking for some great food inspiration be sure to follow Sara on instagram HERE . She makes me want to cook lovely, delicious meals for my family every day and that in itself speaks volumes!

Emily x

A Little Box Advent Calendar

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

One of our favorite things about Christmas is…the countdown! We loved having advent calendars growing up and can’t wait to share the excitement with our girls this year.

We came up with this super easy and cute advent calendar perfect to personalize for your own family.

This would be such a fun activity thanksgiving weekend to make with the kids and get them excited for the best month of the year!

boxwood clippings | diy advent calender of boxes

Boxwood clippings | diy advent calendar

boxwood clippings | diy advent calender of boxes


boxwood clippings | diy advent calender of boxes

set of 25 candy boxes HERE
bulk hershey’s kisses HERE
baker’s twine HERE

First we numbered and decorated the boxes, we kept it super simple but imagine the fun you could have with this! Then we placed one candy per family member in each box. Lastly we tied up with string, hopefully this will keep little hands from digging into the chocolate early!

That’s it. The easiest advent ever! We will be displaying ours on a cake stand for the dining table and plan to open them after dinner each night in December.

We think this would make a super cute family gift too!

It’s the little things that makes the Christmas season a little brighter don’t you agree?!


PS Utah locals! Gygi offers free store pick up, just add items to cart and choose in-store pick up under shipping options.

Jam and Cream Sandwiches

Friday, November 4th, 2016

We’ve been wanting to experiment with Puff Pastry for a while now…it’s another one of our nostalgic British childhood memories of yummy flaky pastry we’ve been hoping to recreate.

We found some ready to roll out and bake Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry in the freezer section at Walmart of all places, and had to give it a try…


We rolled out the pastry, cut it into rectangles and followed baking directions until it turned golden brown. As soon as it was cool enough to handle we sliced the now thick pastry in half like you would a croissant and added raspberry jam and fresh whipped cream. We dusted powdered sugar on the top to finish it off.

You guys. These were amazing! The little girls LOVED them.
They are a perfect, easy treat for your next book club/baby shower or what have you.
They will be the hit of the party!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Sarah and Em xx