Easy Steak Fajitas

Well, it was only a matter of time before my cell phone screen shattered into a web of dangerously sharp, malfunctioning disaster. I’m a bit careless with my phone at times and I have probably never used my cell phone more than since having a baby. Between middle of the night breastfeeding marathons and the endless need to capture everything in a picture or by video…the thing gets used and abused ....more

Double Chocolate Donuts + Weekly Menu

What I love most about my upbringing is the fact that we had fun no matter where we went. Our family “vacations” were spent at loud, polluted, HOT race tracks in the middle of no where with the creepiest of hotels…like, the ones where you can still, to this day, insert quarters into the bed for a quick vibration. I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried, people ....more

Sesame Cabbage Salad with Grilled Salmon

Moms talk about all sorts of silly things…constantly. Sleep, bottles, diapers, and food. It’s no wonder I need my adult activities of tennis and hockey to keep me sane…and from becoming the most boring conversationalist ever ....more

Hawaiian Lasagna

So, you guys know so many of my dirty little secrets. I love donuts and super high calorie craft beer. English toffee is one of my favorite foods (but so is avocado!) ....more

Penne with Garlic and Asparagus Cream Sauce + Weekly Menu

Fact: there’s few of us that couldn’t stand to eat more fruits and vegetables…even in the summer time when they taste the best, cost the least, and are easiest to find at grocery stores, farm stands, and farmer’s markets. While this is a common topic of conversation with my patients, it’s a constant reminder to myself: eat more fruits and vegetables! Especially now that I’m feeding not only Mr ....more

Copycat Claussen Dill Pickles

At Shea’s little daycare, she is one of several babies that are all born within a week of one another. There’s only 8 or 9 babies all together, but 4 of them were born just days apart. Needless to say, she’s enjoying daycare and she has lots of friends who are learning and enjoying right along with her ....more

Summer Salad with Strawberry Dressing

On Saturday, Mr. P and I got a babysitter to go to the beach sans “Sand Duty” with the little one. Other than somehow sunburning my left hip (!?), the day was fun and relaxing ....more

Chickpea, Zucchini, and Cauliflower Tacos + Weekly Menu

Yes, hi. I’m still blogging. You see, my computer got sooooooooooooooo slow and I’d start a blog post, get frustrated, and walk away from my computer, dreading coming back to it ....more

Cajun Tilapia

Shea started crawling about 2 weeks ago and it’s amazing how much faster she has gotten in that time (even though I thought those cute little dresses would certainly slow her down!). Of course she has an affinity for finding everything dangerous and/or fragile in any given room. It’s as if she’s quite literally drawn to electrical outlets, DVD players, computer wires, and anything small that would qualify as a choking hazard ....more

Two-Cheese Spinach and Wheat Berry Pie + Weekly Menu

You guys, please don’t make me beg for chili contest entries (I have ONE lonely entry, people! Sad!!)! I’m not above begging, though…pleeeeaase send me your best chili recipe ($200 prize!) ....more