Food 52 Holiday Food Swap

I can’t wait for another Holiday food swap! For those that may not have seen my previous post,  Food52.com is an amazing site filled with the best foodie finds and delicious recipes. This year I participated in their annual Food52 Holiday Food Swap. To participate, you had to make a donation to No Kid Hungry and fill out Read More

Santa claus holding letter

Santa, Reindeer, and Gingerbread, oh my!

Even though our December started a little rough, we are clearly making up for it!  This week has been filled with lots of Christmas activities and we won’t be slowing down! Monday night started off with a wine class for Mommy at one of my favorite hangouts,  Tuscan Market.  I was still a little sick Read More


Caramel Pork Ribs

I am NOT a huge fan of ribs, but my hubby is.  I had just purchased My Paris Kitchen by Dave Libovitz and this is the first recipe that I had to try.  That says a lot coming from someone that doesn’t like ribs too much. This recipe was super easy to make and the house smelled Read More


December Favorite Things

So December started off rocky at our house.  The kids were sick with high fevers, congestion, coughs.  Poor babies were miserable for a week straight.  They had to miss out on our Christmas kick-off weekend with Santa, Reindeer and tree cutting AND a super special ride on the Polar Express.  I feel bad for them. Read More


Teacher Gift Guide

Oh how I love Christmas shopping!  Seriously, I do.  Finding that perfect gift, wrapping it with beautiful paper and strategically placing it under the glowing tree.  Ahhhhhh. I love to give gift baskets too.  Personally, I think it’s fun to look through them to see what the gift giver has purchased to represent you.  I Read More


Skinnytaste Chicken Parmesan

This recipe is one of our family’s favorites!  It’s super healthy and easy!  It comes from one of my favorite cookbooks. Sometimes I serve it with a salad and vegetables, other times with wholewheat spaghetti. INDREDIENTS: 4 chicken breasts, fat trimmed, pounded thin, sliced in half lengthwise to make 8 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (wholewheat or Panko Read More


My Top 10 Favorite Hallmark Christmas Movies

Now that Thanksgiving has passed  it’s officially Christmas movie season! Ok, so I don’t really abide by those rules, but to keep the peace, we’ll pretend. Hallmark Christmas movies are another addiction of mine.  (I seem to have many).  I have purchased many of them so that I can watch them whenever I need an Read More


Start each day with a grateful heart…

Today is the day that people feel the most grateful. Yes, Thanksgiving is a day to reflect on our blessings and share amazing food with those we love the most. However, starting with this Thanksgiving day, I challenge you to to try and feel grateful everyday.  Tomorrow morning wake up, stretch, and think of something Read More


Thanksgiving preparations!

Thanksgiving is definately my favorite holiday.  What’s not to love?  Family, food, and tons of fun! Each year hubby and I get up at our leasure, turn on the Hallmark Channel or Christmas music in the kitchen and start cookin’!  We try to prep as much as we can before the big day so that Read More


Something fun for a good cause

This time of the year really gets me into the sharing mode, especially if it benefits an amazing foundation in the process. The Food52 Seventh Annual Holiday Swap is one of those events that I am extremely excited about participating in!  This is the first year that I will be a part of this swap and Read More