3 Fun, Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

I love this time of year.  Spring.Okay... so if you live in many parts of the country, we're still very much in winter.  BUT... the frozen land is starting to thaw and there are signs, however slim, that spring is upon us. ...more

Easy, Elegant Appetizer: Caprese Stacks With Prosciutto

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. We dined out one evening while we were recently in Florida and my husband asked the chef to create a new appetizer by adding some pan-seared prosciutto to a tomato mozzarella salad ...more

3 Easy Cookie Recipes to Make With Kids

I don’t often need an excuse to bake. I love the smell of cookies or bread baking in the oven. It seems to draw everyone in the house to the kitchen island and away from their phones, computers and electronic pad thingies. I grab a mug of milk for ...more

New Study: The Anxious Vegetarian

Another day, another study, this time finding that while all other studies have found the contrary, the Medical University of Graz in Austria found that vegetarians had more health problems than meat eaters.  According to CBS's coverage, ...more

How to Make Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

It’s the go-to party food, the something-went-wrong-with-dinner salvation meal and one of the most requested gluten-free recipes of all time.While there are gluten-free frozen pizzas, premade crusts and box mixes on the market, I’m all for ...more

How to Make Chocolate Easter Egg Baskets

Are you entertaining family and friends over the Easter weekend? Do you need a quick recipe that will feed the masses, taste delicious, and even better, that the kids can make?!  ...more

What Do You Mean, "WHAT'S A HAM BALL?"

All my life I've thought everyone had ham balls at Easter. That is, until this week, when I casually mentioned to my co-workers my need to pick up eight pounds of chopped ham so my husband could make his most-coveted holiday recipe for my extended family. This is odd? Other people don't know what ham balls are?...more
Wow. I want to try these. I've never seen ground ham sold in any stores near me. It was, ...more

5 Festive Easter Treats: Hot Cross Buns, Cupcakes and More!

Easter treats aren’t just for kids. And though we’re not beyond snagging a chocolate or two from our kids’ Easter baskets, what we really look forward to are treats like Hot Cross Buns and festive holiday cakes. Here are a few recipes from BlogHer’s food bloggers that would brighten up any Easter table. Hot Cross Buns Image: Courtesy of Foodness Gracious ...more

Gnocchi with Mushroom Ragu

Remember I told you I work in IT (Information Technology)? I’ve been a systems analyst/software developer all my life, for almost 20 years. Stop guessing my age! ...more

Baked Asian Chicken Wings

My whole family loves Asian food so I have been experimenting more with it. I saw these wings on Up Close & Tasty that looked terrific. I adapted it a bit by baking them in the oven instead of grilling ....more

Finding me time in the daily grind

If you’ve been watching the news at all this week (or just know what this time of year brings), you’ll know that Marathon Monday is coming up! That’s right – the Boston Marathon is next week, and one really cool thing about this year is that Stonyfield is the official yogurt sponsor of the 2014 Boston Marathon! They’re sending 10 runners who just missed the cut off due to this year’s large amount of sign ups They’re handing out hundreds of thousands of cups of organic yogurt on race day – to runners, their families, volunteers, etc ....more

An Easter Memory

I once had a job as a substitute classroom assistant.  It was a weird job.The Job Description:Answer your phone at 4:45 am on the random day(s) of the week that the school scretary decides that your help is needed.Fill-in for a "real" classroom assistant who needs a day of for medical, personal, or OTHER reasons (see below).Show up on time and assist the teacher with whatever needs assisting.Pay:...more


Another year has come and gone.  I am one year older. I have run the gambit on birthdays. From the child’s excitement of being a year older, to the teens waiting for 18 so I could be grown. Then waiting for 21. Remember? At 21, everything was going to be all right because I could do what I want. Growing up is overrated. ...more

Paleo Chocolate Silk Pie

If you had told me 6 months ago that a chocolate desert that was free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugars could be as decadent as it’s gluten, dairy, and refined sugar full counterpart, I would have politely nodded and totally...more

Nostalgic Bites

I miss Korea. ...more

Recipe: Mini Rainbow Cakes

A very simple, mini baked dessert in eye-catching rainbow colors. Over the years, we have made many rainbow desserts – our six layer Rainbow Cake, Rainbow Pancakes, Rainbow Colored Oreos, a Rainbow Sheet Cake… I’m sure there are others that I have missed. Now we can add Mini Rainbow Cakes to the list ....more

Southern Girl Blog Community Presents That’s Fresh Friday Link-Up #21

Welcome to another week of That’s Fresh Friday!...more