Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Tofu

Happy Friday! What a week it has been. We are suppose to get a foot of snow between now and tomorrow. Sounds like the perfect time for movies and baking! Going to try and make a gluten free loaf of bread. Will keep you all posted on if it’s a success or total failure. I’m…

Mom Life: What To Wear

If you’re a new Mom, you are just desperately trying to find the time to go to the bathroom and shower. Eventually, you graduate to getting out of the house in yoga pants. And unless you are headed into a job that forces you to dress a specific way for work, it’s safe to say…

Sunday Brunch: Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Happy Sunday! It’s time to make the donuts! I’m from New England so the spelling of donuts can be somewhat of a battle. There is donuts and doughnuts. All I know is that I lost the spelling bee in 4th grade because of this word, thanks Dunkin Donuts.  I’ve been on a roll of trying…

Guest Series: Tex-Mex Salad for a Crowd

I really do believe homemade is best. I love planning and shopping and cooking . I love the feeling of exhaustion after being on my feet all day, watching people enjoy a meal. But sometimes life gets in the way, and homemade isn’t always possible. At least a few times during the fall when I do…

Weeknight Dinner: 20 Min Peanut Noodles 

This is a simple yet delicious dish that can be made ahead of time. It’s light, refreshing, colorful and yummy! 20 Min Peanut Noodles Serves 2 Ingredients for Noodles 1 Rotisserie Chicken Breast (I used chicken we baked on Sunday), cubed 14 Medium Peeled Shrimp 1/2 box of Rice Noddles 2 Carrots, julienned 2 Scallions,…

Toddler Tuesday: Play Kitchen

As you may have seen in my kitchen renovation posts, we have a decent size kitchen but there is very little free space. My husband has a 60 mile commute to/from work which means I’m usually preparing dinner on my own with a toddler  wrapped around my leg begging for Momma. I don’t know what…

Mantra – Take Care of Yourself

Oie. This is not a wristband from a Spring Break party. It’s an emergency room identification bracelet. Here I am. Back from a week in Miami. Relaxed in the sun with my family. Walks along the beach. Fresh air. The best. Came home got grocery shopping, laundry, baking, food prep all done. Clean house. Happy…

Blueberry Corn Muffins

We’re back from vacation and I’m so happy to be home! We had a great time in Miami. We went for long walks, hung out at the pool & beach and made lots of friends. My favorite part was enjoying our vacation as a family of 3. We came home to 2 feet of snow,…

Guest Series: Cooking for a Crowd: Cooking & Serving

If you missed the first two posts in this series go check them out here and here to find out why the heck I’m talking about cooking massive quantities of food. Just as a tiny disclaimer, there is SO much content I could cover, but for this series I am doing a quick and dirty…

Toddler Tuesday: Flying

Yesterday I shared tips on packing for your trip with your little one. You can find my lists and tips for packing here. For all of you in Northeast today, I’m sure you are thinking of your next beach vacation after this snow storm. As I said flying with a little one can be nerve…

Packing with a Toddler

Hello from Miami! 😎 Today’s post is all about packing for your vacation. A glass of wine is always helpful when starting the process. We took our first flight with our little one when she was 10 months old. Not only was I nervous about flying with a baby but  we had a non stop…

Kitchen Renovations: Part 2 -Paint & Countertops

Last Saturday I shared our layout renovation. Eliminating a doorway and reworking our counter space really began the start of a dramatic difference. Cabinets The next step was to paint the cabinets. I wanted to go with a two tone look. The uppers we painted white so they would help brighten up the dark kitchen….