Meet Charlotte!

Hi There Blogosphere World! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately. But I do have a really really really good reason…

Charlotte the Mini Sheepadoodle

I got a sweet puppy! Her name is Charlotte Belle and she’s a miniature sheepadoodle.

AKA a mix between an old english sheepdog and a poodle.

I got to pick her up last Sunday and she came all the way from Texas!

Charlotte the Mini Sheepadoodle

She’s basically the coolest little soul I’ve ever met and I’m so in love with her already.

Who knows, you might see her around Vivian & Me once in a while!

Charlotte the Mini Sheepadoodle

So this is the reason I’ve been a little sketchy with my posts lately.

I’ve just been preparing for her and am now enjoying her!

She’s a total blast and I can’t wait to share more of her with you as she grows.

Charlotte the Mini Sheepadoodle

Thanks for bearing with me, and I’ve got some awesome new posts coming up soon!


Mexican Turkey Polenta Pizza

Mexican Turkey Polenta Pizza // Vivian & Me

Well hello again. Long time no talk, huh? Life caught me, and it caught me hard. Classes have started again, jobs are moving along, exciting events are happening (check back next Monday!), and a nasty head cold took me down earlier this week. So I'll apologize for my absence, and then give you a delicious recipe to make up for it! Sound good? Will you forgive me? ;) Pretty please? I introduce to you layers upon layers of tasty mexicano … Read more

La Cocina de Luz: Telluride, Colorado

La Cocina de Luz: Telluride, CO

Wowza. First official post of 2015, I'm feeling excited. Are you feeling excited? Let's get this show on the road. So let's talk Mexican food. Specifically, this pretty party La Cocina de Luz located in my top 3 favorite places in the world (ranked with Disney World and Rosemary Beach in no particular order). La Cocina, as the locals affectionately call it, is the so-called local haunch of town, and I know this because I went with some said … Read more

Catch Ya Later, 2014

2014 Vivian and Me

2014 has been a special year for Vivian & Me. Filled with many firsts, new adventures, lots of yummy recipes, and just having fun. We're so thankful to all of you that enjoy our little spot on the web, and we have many exciting things to come! We hope that we have inspired you to live your life to the fullest even with a food allergy and that you feel supported through our posts. 2014 is going out with a bang, and 2015 is going to rock … Read more

Breakfast Maple Cinnamon Quinoa Parfaits with Caramelized Bananas and Blueberries

Breakfast Quinoa Parfait with Caramelized Bananas and Blueberries

I've broken into the beautiful winter break to bring you these breakfast parfaits. Maple cinnamon quinoa parfaits with caramelized bananas and blueberries to be exact. They taste like a healthier version of banana foster and they are oh so good. When I took that first bite, I had that eyes closed happy moan moment because I knew this was a winner. It's definitely on the sweeter side, so it would be perfect for a funky dessert too. But I … Read more

Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

My friend Alyssa and I were just watching this movie where they made these crazy huge sandwiches called Fool's Gold. Picture this: an entire loaf of italian bread, an entire jar of peanut butter, an entire jar of jelly, and bacon. Lot's of bacon. Alyssa and I instantly had a serious craving for peanut butter sandwiches, but for some reason, we wanted them with bananas instead of bacon and jelly. Trying to keep it classy and a tad bit … Read more

Peppermint S’mores Chocolate Bark

Campfire Peppermint S'mores Chocolate Bark from Vivian & Me

In all of my holiday themed posts so far this year, how could I have possibly managed to overlook one of my favorite quintessential holiday-themed food items: peppermint! I love peppermint because it usually involves sweets, specifically chocolate. And after making this bark, it might officially be my new favorite holiday snack. The peppermint is totally optional (if you leave it out, you're crazy) but I love the zing of it throughout each … Read more

Campfire Skillet Brownies For Two

Campfire Skillet Brownies -- the best dessert for a cozy night by the fire with your love!

Hey Mom and Dad, I'm talking to you. You deserve a little break every once in a while. Especially during this time of year, when life is filled with family and happy chaos. Tonight is one of those times after putting the kids to bed, where you both can sit by the fireplace, curled up on the sofa, with the Christmas tree lit up, romantic holiday music playing, and enjoy a big slice of these easy campfire (yes, I can put some marshmallows on top … Read more

Balsamic Cranberry Pork Tenderloin + Vivian Takes London!

Cranberry Pork Tenderloin and Creamy [Dairy-Free] Mashed Potatoes

I bet you're looking in your refrigerator at all those leftover cranberries that you didn't use last week, wondering what you could do with them, really not wanting to throw them away. Oh boy do I have a surprise for you ;) This balsamic cranberry pork tenderloin is another winner from Hunter Davis over at the Dish and the Spoon. Make sure to schedule your spring break meals with him now because he will fill up! Popular guy right … Read more

The Best Ever Skillet Cornbread Dressing


Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Do the happy dance. Oh yeah. I'm sooo excited! The official wintery holiday times are kicking off TOMORROW, TOMORROW, I LOVE YA TOMORROW (someone please name that movie in the comments...) and then I can finally start singing Christmas carols, drink hot apple cider, sit by the fire place in my pajamas, and string lights all throughout my room for my next favorite month of the whole year. But … Read more