Unplugged

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

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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