Ravioli with Charred Tomatoes, Corn and Basil

Menu planning is integral in keeping our daily lives (and my sanity) running smoothly. When I work long days, fight just under an hour of rush hour traffic and finally get home and into the kitchen, the last thing I want is to have to start figuring out what to make for dinner. That needs to be already decided ....more

Passion Fruit Habanero Cocktail

As much as I might like to consider myself original at times, those who know me well find me fairly predictable. You know I’m going to choose a Beyonce song for the lip sync battle. You know I’m getting Amy Schumer tickets as soon as I hear she’s coming to town ....more

Grilled Pork al Pastor Tacos

Taco Tuesdays are just way too restrictive. Every day should be taco day in my book. Especially weekends, am I right? ...more

things i’m loving lately: july edition

I know dry shampoo has been the thing for quite a while but it has taken me time to come around to it. At first I didn’t really have a need for it but over the past year or two, I’ve changed some of my hair routine and have found it to be useful in some situations. I wanted to test out a wide variety of them to be able to make a good recommendation for you guys, and I can finally say with confidence that Aveda dry shampoo is by far my favorite of the many that I tried ....more

Tomato Green Chile Seafood Stew

Whew, finally I am back! It’s been a whirlwind of a month or so for our family, first with my brother’s wedding, Andrew’s birthday, a trip to Disney and then a trip to California (many travel posts coming your way soon!) Things are starting to settle back into a more normal routine and I’m happy to get back to posting here. I have mentioned Andrew’s love of Mexican food in general and specifically his love for Rick Bayless before ....more

Live FashionABLE – Mamuye Tote Giveaway

Hey friends! The blog has been a bit quieter than usual lately because...more

Andrew’s Star Wars Birthday Party

A couple of months ago we were talking and Andrew mentioned that he would be eight on his next birthday. I laughed SO hard, truly believing it was a joke because there was no way that my baby would be eight soon. But then, stunned, I realized he was right! ...more

Bourbon Vanilla Bean Peach Cobbler

For me, there is no contest. Peach cobbler is the ultimate iconic peach dessert and whenever fresh summer peaches are at their peak, I can’t possibly pass up the opportunity to make one. This version with enhanced with vanilla bean and a splash of bourbon is fantastic ....more

Peach Lavender Gin Fizz

In my mind, summer cocktails should be three things: light, refreshing and not overly boozy. Gin is my spirit of choice these days, and it lays the perfect foundation for a fresh summery drink. Here fresh peaches and lavender are muddled together with gin and simple syrup, mixed with some freshly squeezed lemon juice and topped off with a splash of sparkling water ....more

Peach, Proscuitto and Pecan Summer Salad

I think it would be fair to say that fresh peaches are one of the very best things about summer. Of course, living here in the midwest, fresh peaches aren’t exactly our forte. Thankfully The Peach Truck has solved that problem for us ....more