Hi, I’m Elly. Welcome to my little corner of the internet.

I am a busy mom of two boys Connor and Logan (3 and almost 5), married to my best friend, living in fabulous Las Vegas. There is a few things you should know about me. My life revolves around coffee, I mean my children. But yes also a LOT of caffeine. I genuinely love food. Nothing makes me happier than a perfectly glazed donut. Sorry husband. I am obsessed with traveling and just like Moana, the sea calls me.

I used to blog years ago but then life happened, children happened and I took a long break. But now finally I feel like I’m at the point in motherhood where I can finally breathe and start blogging again. So here I am back and I’d like to think better than ever!

On this blog you can expect to find mom rants, tried and true recipes and sharing our adventures around the world.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me @ ellyvegas1@gmail.com

All of the recipes that you will find here are either my own or from one of my favorite cookbooks, magazines, or other food blogs.

Thanks for reading,


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  1. Good luck with your new venture…your recipes look scrumptious!…I’ll have to try some of them…I’m always up for something new…love cooking…love eating!
    I’m so very happy my son found a woman who can cook!…of course, I know he enjoys being in the kitchen as well…so…”happy cooking” daughter (in-law)…~Love You~

  2. Hi, thanks for reading “Comforting Pork Cutlets,” appreciate the “like” as well. Pretty new to the whole blog thing, still getting our feet wet so when someone stops by we get excited. Thanks again, we’ll keep track of what you’re up to in your kitchen too!!

  3. Hey Elly,
    Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday, Play a Good Knife and Fork (http://blog.pknewby.com) and your “like” of my post on science. Hope you return to read Part II today, soon to be posted. And do poke around the rest of my site, since I, too, have a big sweet tooth… ! πŸ™‚ … but maybe some of my recipes will also stimulate a greater love of veggies! πŸ˜‰

  4. Thanx for paying a visit to Foods For a Happy Body! We are so glad you stopped by. We’ve looked over your site and you are now a link on our blog! Best of luck and Keep Doing What You Are Doing! It just makes people Happy and Healthy!!


  5. Hi Elly thank you for stopping by SimplyStudded.com. Your “like” is really appreciated…Reading your bio and looking trough your blog I can see that you are really passionate about food and your family. We seem to have a lot in common. Keep up the great work…Hershey

  6. Hi Elly, thanks for stopping by Midlifedreaming. I hope you’ll try my Swedish pea soup, it’s not chocolate, but it’s really good! I might just have to try your Bailey’s cookies, they sound yummy!

  7. What a fun blog! I love that you call your hubby Mr. Picky! Mine’s the same way. He won’t eat fish, unless it has a cream sauce, won’t eat soup, unless it’s cream of something, won’t eat salad even! BUT he has just discovered JUICING vegetables and loves it! So every two days we’re juicing spinach, cucumber, carrot, celery and parsley. After we toast, he says, “I just ate three spinach salads. YESSSS.” Give it a try!

  8. Awesome blog πŸ™‚
    I love to experiment with food and just love to cook in general..and I try and maintain and have control over portion sizes..but sometimes its just sooo good..
    I’ll be looking forward to upcoming posts πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks for coming to my blog! I loved reading about you and have started to explore your recipes – mmmmmmhhhh! I myself come from Austria, so I know what it’s like to come to a new country and start all over again – but best thing I ever did!

    Good luck with everything!

  10. Hi Elly! Just wanted to stop by and thank you for liking my “Let the Buyer Beware” post in my “Delightful Local Repast” blog. Love your blog…great content, lovely photos! Cheers, Rose

  11. Just wanted to say a belated thank you for checking out my blog and liking the Reese Cup Brownies. This recipe is great with any kind of candy bar and any kind of nuts or chips. I hope you try it sometime and let me know what you think.

  12. Thanks for liking my blog. If you happen to try this recipe, I would love to know how it turned out for you πŸ™‚
    Great to see another food blogger out there! you have excellent looking recipes. πŸ™‚

  13. Thanks for liking my Baked Turkey Cutlet Parmesan. It’s a very versatile recipe you can use with turkey cutlets, boneless chicken breasts, pork chops, fish, even vegetables! Hope you try it out and enjoy it!

  14. Hi Elly,
    Thanks for checking out my Chiken-Pot-Pie Pasta blog! I look forward to reading your blogs. Congrats on you and your husband being married three years. My wife and I have been married for just over two now. She is the cook and the recipe I just posted is one that she found. It is one of my goals to become more confident in the kitchen! I do know one Chicken and Rice recipe which I cooked for my wife on our second date! Great to meet you!

    • Actually we just celebrated our 2nd anniversary last thursday so I should probably update that πŸ™‚ Back when we first started dating though I wasn’t much of a cook so through lots of trial and error Im now much more confident so dont worry you’ll get there πŸ™‚

  15. Thanks for visiting my blog and my new apron! Very excited I found your blog and can now follow your baking adventures! I love finding another self-taught cook that absolutely LOVES food.


  16. I can’t say enough about your fabulously scrumptious blog. I especially enjoyed the enchiladas’s recipe. Ev’ry one of those photos had me salivating over here. And too, CONGRATULATIONS on your marriage and future in cooking.

  17. Hi Elly! Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post! That always makes my day πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to look through your yummy recipes some more!

    A @callmesassafras.wordpress.com

  18. I’ve recently switched my food blog over to be self-hosted which I hope will make it more user-friendly in the future. As a result, if you were following Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen via email, WordPress, or using RSS feeds through Google Reader or some other way, you are no longer subscribed. If you wish to continue receiving future posts from my blog you will need to re-subscribe. Sorry for the inconvenience, Teresa.

  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking “Skinny for Life.” I see that we share a lot of the same favorite passions. I love bacon! LOL I see you liked stuffed chicken. Maybe I’ll put a recipe up just for you. Keep posting…you’re great!

  20. Hi, thanks for checking out my blog. Your blog is awesome and I’m definitely following now. I just took a class this past weekend to learn how to make home made pasta, it was too fun. I’m looking forward to trying some of your recipes.

  21. So nice of you to visit my page yesterday. Enjoyed exploring your posts today. Baked Alaska is also on my list. My eldest put in his request. A far off to do…Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  22. Hello Elly! I hope everything is going well and congratulations on everything in your life! Very excited for you and your new family! And all of these recipes are amazing looking, you need to post more of them for me to drool over ; )

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