The kids have one full week left before they head back to school (ack!), so I’m going to be unplugging to spend some uninterrupted time with my family. I am excited (and a bit anxious!) as we head off on a little adventure, but I’m looking to all of us recharging. Because those batteries, they’re getting low ....more

Visit: Compassion Experience

A few months ago, I saw an advertisement that the Compassion Experience was going to be setting up in our area for residents to tour. It was actually the first I have heard of this group, though over the years, I have sponsored children through other organizations, so the concept itself is not foreign to me. So on a Sunday afternoon, I scheduled an appointment online and the kids and I headed over to the church where the exhibits were set up ....more

Recipe: Drunken Onions

Tender slices of onions that lend themselves perfectly to a million dishes … this is something you need in your kitchen. When I asked Nick what he wanted me to cook for our family meal to celebrate his birthday, he quickly decided on carnitas (pulled pork). An idea I totally love ....more

Weekend Photos in Review

*zucchini chips, but unfortunately mostly a recipe fail ...more

Recipe: Avocado Cream

A creamy twist on your usual guacamole recipe, this winner from Bon Appetit is worth having in your repertoire. When it comes to guacamole, I’m a bit of a purist. Avocado ....more

Recipe: Your New Favorite Pork Chops

Love pork chops? Here’s a delicious and easy new twist on them that will put ‘em on the table in under thirty minutes. I mean no disrespect to the fine folks at Bon Appetit magazine, but that is seriously the dumbest recipe name ever ....more

Weekend Photos in Review


March 2015 in Instagram

For some reason, March photos seemed like they were all about food. I can’t quite place my finger on why. I was doing a round of Whole30 during part of that month, so perhaps I was feeling a little more inspired ....more

Recipe: No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

When you want a quick and easy dessert that is sure to impress, look no further than these No Bake Blueberry Cheesecakes. Truth be told, I’m not a huge cheesecake fan. In fact, I pretty much never eat it, unless it’s at the Cheesecake Factory ....more

Weekend Photos in Review

13!! He’s 13!! And he has the most beautiful eyes ....more