Pumpkin Recipe Round Up!

Happy October! You know what this means, right? Well, for me, it means that time is going to fly right through the holidays now that fall is here and it's cool enough for me to bake to my heart's content! ...more

O’zapft is! German Fare for Oktoberfest!

As we near the end of Oktoberfest this year, I had to make sure I did a round up of my favorite German recipes! We are actually headed out this weekend to celebrate at Hofbrauhaus...more

Recap: Krusteaz Baker's Dozen at IFBC 2015!

Life has been quite hectic over here the past week or so. With long hours working at the pharmacy, recently hosting a successful Filipino pop up dinner, Joel getting pneumonia shortly after and caring for my mom who has had multiple doctor visits, I needed some space. I needed to get away ....more

Peach & Cherry Lattice Pie

Before things got really crazy with the wedding, I received a generous amount of stone fruit - peaches and nectarines - to play with in the kitchen!...more

Excellence Playa Mujeres: Food & Drink {Review}

Excellence Playa Mujeres offers an irresistible line‐up of nine international all‐inclusive dining options that never require a reservation. The food and beverage program at Excellence Playa Mujeres (EPM) is one I am most impressed with, considering my background and I'm excited to share all this delicious information with you. If you get through this entire post, I hope you strongly consider visiting this glorious resort just for the culinary experience they are able to provide! ...more

Honeymoon Recap: Excellence Playa Mujeres Resort & Spa

Having been back from our honeymoon and settled into our new routine with a kindergartener under our belt, this is an overdue post on our honeymoon! We had an amazing time - easily the most favorite vacation Patrick and I have ever taken - and I cannot wait to share with you what wonderful things we experienced and to also encourage you to take a trip and be pampered! To start off, we flew on a direct flight from Chicago to Cancun and was surprised it was just a little over 3 hours ....more

Cherry Almond Pancake Topping

Now with an official kindergartener in the house, gone are the days where I had daycare taking care of his breakfasts. Now, I have to make sure he had a good breakfast every morning before boarding the bus. One of my son's favorite breakfasts is pancakes ....more

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies

This is quite the momentous year for me. After the wedding of my dreams, followed by a honeymoon that is by far the best vacation I ever took, my lil guy is about to embark on a new adventure. He will soon have his first day of Kindergarten later this week! ...more

Hawaiian Wedding & Luau Recap!

Well here we are... the whirlwind of our Hawaiian wedding luau and Cancun paradise of a honeymoon has started to settle a bit as we're slowly getting back to our normal lives. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day with all my loved ones in attendance ....more

Lemon Thyme Waffles

Breakfast has been a popular meal at our house lately, even outside the typical breakfast hours! Joel has been slightly obsessed with waffles because he loves how our waffle maker makes such crispy waffles on the outside while being soft and tender inside. Joe's definitely on to something because it's also been fun for me to play with different batters by adding a variety of ingredients! ...more