Guest Series: Cooking for a Crowd – Menu Planning & Shopping

If you missed last week’s post, go check it out 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 primer! If you want to continue…

Weeknight Dinner: Baked Spaghetti Squash

Nothing says comfort food like a bowl of pasta! This twist on a classic Italian dish is a lighter version packed with veggies and flavor. You can prep a lot of the ingredients over the weekend for a quick and easy weeknight dinner to throw together when you get home from a long day at…

Toddler Tuesday: Love for Highlights

When I was a kid I LOVED reading Highlights Magazine. I could not wait for the new issue every month. My favorite part of the magazine was seeing all of the artwork by other kids. I was always impressed by the skill level at different ages. I was so excited when my step-sister got my…

Time to Break Out the Bathing Suit 

It’s almost here, our first vacation as a family. A lot has changed since my husband and I have had our last vacation, like my body. Before my daughter was born, I was happy with my weight and body. I had huge boobs that were too big for my body. Growing up, I was constantly…

House Reno: The Kitchen Part 1 

My mom said,  “Can you live with it like this?” I replied, “Absolutely not.” This kitchen had red counter tops, old wood cabinets, 4 doorways, a layout that was miserable and the lighting was so poor you would have thought we were in a cave.  When we bought our 1893 farmhouse, I loved the character…

Guest Series: Cooking for a Crowd

In Mediterranean families, there’s no such thing as cooking a small meal. When my mother made dinner, it could easily feed the neighborhood, and it often did. There was always enough to share. It was from those experiences around my childhood table, with family, friends, and neighbors gathered round, I developed my own cooking philosophy:…

13 Minute Dinner – Spaghetti & Meatballs

Happy March!! March means Spring is around the corner and our family vacation is almost here! But until I can drink a Miami Vice on South Beach, our little family needs to get healthy. Our little one has a double ear infection and Mama and Dada are doing everything in our powers to avoid getting…

Guest Blogger: Amanda!

I’m so excited to welcome my first guest blogger, my beautiful friend, Amanda! Amanda is a true partner in crime – baking sprees, beach trips, concerts, being stuck in a parking lot at 2 AM after a Taylor Swift concert with a very pregnant me, caretaker for my fur baby, “auntie”, weddings, regattas. Amanda is…

The Never Ending Bug

Our little one is on her gazillionth bug this winter. We’ll be headed to the Doctor’s office later today where I’m sure we’ll be told it’s an ear infection again. The poor thing just had one a month ago and has had her highest fever yet. Like any parent knows, it breaks my heart to…

Rye Bread & French Toast Sticks

I adapted my agave wheat bread and made a rye loaf that is delicious! I’ve been on a rye kick for some reason (as noted in Thursday’s beer post). This bread is great for kids (and for adults too). I add almond butter or peanut butter for Isabelle and serve it with fruit and some…

Date Night: Teriyaki Shrimp Fried Rice

Friday is finally here, and to think for some of us it was a short week. Yikes! It’s been a long short week with some rare beautiful weather. The snow is melting and it’s starting to feel like spring. For date night tonight, it’s time to cook up some homemade Chinese food! Yes, you could easily…

When in Vermont…

When in Vermont…stock up on beer! Oh the selection, it’s a-w-e-s-o-m-e. Did you know that Vermont has the most craft breweries per capita in the US?! The state of Vermont even has a whole website dedicated to the state’s beer industry. Is it fair to say that Vermont is the Napa of Beer? My go…