February 21, 2015

The really awesome thing about the weekend is that I get to turn off the alarm before going to bed and usually, wake up and get out of bed at my leisure. The not so awesome thing about the weekend is, at 51, my internal clock is preset to wake at 7 a.m.  regardless of...

January 16, 2015

Yesterday was a pretty hectic day for us. My dad has been temporarily incapacitated due to a nasty flu bug and he's vehicle was scheduled for routine maintenance. With some 'creative scheduling', my husband and I managed to retrieve and drop dad's SUV off at the dealte...

December 31, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, I decided to reflect on this past year. It's been a phenonmenal year for us, jam-packed with adventures, milestones and some pretty darn good eats! In June of 2014, this blog sprang to life and since that time, we've had over 10,000 page views...

October 6, 2014

This past Saturday night, I wanted to make something for 'Date Night at Home' that was creative yet low stress, impressive yet approachable, romantic yet casual. When I think 'romance', Italy immediately comes to mind, and not just because I'm GREEN with envy about the...

September 1, 2014

Crépes are a type of very thin pancake, traditionally made from whole wheat or buckwheat flour.  The word 'crépe' is of French origin and comes from the Latin 'crispa', meaning 'curled'. Crépes originated in 12th century Brittany, a region in northwest France, which is...

August 25, 2014


Weekdays in our household are busy, sometimes chaotic, and mornings are quite often rushed. As such, taking the time to sit down to a nice, relaxing, cooked breakfast that we can linger over while chatting, is almost impossible to do.  Then comes Saturday morning, whe...

June 21, 2014

Some time ago, I was at my local grocery store picking up a few things to put together a Mexican type meal for my family. While feeling up the avocado like some fruit pervert, an older lady came over to me and asked what it was, what it tasted it like and what you coul...

March 10, 2014

In my opinion, breakfast is one of the hardest meals to prepare....many things cooking at the one time, all to be served at their optimal doneness at the same time.  Cooking for one is easy....you can do it all in one pan, pretty much anyway.  But cooking for more than...

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