leftover thanksgiving brunch waffles with fried egg & gravy

Leftovers. How do you feel about ‘em? Are you a leftover enthusiast like Mr.B? Eating a cold dish continuously for three days with Tabasco on top like it’s your job? ...more

Bradley Ogden Returns to the Bay Area with Bradley’s Fine Diner

In the 1980s and 1990s, he elevated the Bay Area dining scene and made a name for himself as executive chef of Campton Place in San Francisco and co-founder of the Lark Creek Restaurant Group. Since then, Chef Bradley Ogden’s attention had been focused mostly outside of the region, as he opened restaurants in […] ...more

Sausage Pear Pecan Stuffing

Turkey’s get the star treatment as they are prepared to be the centerpiece of each thanksgiving meal. However you can’t have a holiday meal without turkeys’ tasty side kick, stuffing! Sometimes stuffing is cooked directly inside the bird to soak up all of the delicious roasted juices while there is usually an extra casserole dish filled to the brim with more ....more

weekend highlights

Our weekend was one for the books! Once again, it was nothing out of the ordinary, but it was the perfect amount of family time! I feel like we did a lot, but also had a lot of relaxing time! ...more

Butternut Squash and Barley Stuffing

Fill your Thanksgiving with a healthy, fiber filled, vegetarian stuffing that will please everyone, including the meat eaters! Dish Count :: 1 Sauce Pan, 1 Skillet, 1 Baking Dish This is the first Thanksgiving that Ben has been a nurse. We’re really lucky that this first holiday he ...more


TreasureTodays photo challenge subject is Treasure and here is what the Daily Post has to say:In the absence of a wooden chest full of gold doubloons, any object or experience that is deeply meaningful can be a treasure. Items, places, people — we all cherish something, or someone.A treasure can be grand, like a precious heirloom or a night out with a loved one you rarely get to see, or teeny-tiny — like the first plump, juicy blackberry of spring, dripping with bright red juice as it preens on top of a tart:...more

Monday Motivation

With Thanksgiving days away, I encourage everyone to remember to be thankful this week. While the act...more

DIY Gemstone Earrings

Welcome to the first installment of Handmade Holidays 2014! If you’ve been a reader...more

"Honey, You Stink." and Other Things New Moms Need to Hear

Don't get mad at me but I'm about to say some things that might be a little hard to hear but just listen....more

The Darkness

The DarknessPhotography101: Pop of colourThe heavily varnished purple door of the Victorian building started to swing towards the glinting sunlight as chubby fingers with scraps of pink glittery varnish wrapped around the centralized brass acorn shaped door furnishing giving it a hefty tug....more