Kitchen

Fast & Fresh Summer Recipes

When the heat of summer sets in, I want to eat lighter foods. No casseroles or heavy sauces. I want fresh, bright flavors. Of course, with all the activities going on, the recipes need to be fast and easy to…

Healthy Toddler Treats

This past weekend, we were blessed with a visit from my boyfriend’s little nephew.  At just a 1-1/2 years old, he hadn’t been back to our house since he started walking, babbling sweet toddler speak and exploring… everything!  And with…

Creamy, Dreamy Summer Snacks

When merely stepping outside starts to feel like you’re entering a sweltering sauna and you simply can’t fathom the idea of heating the oven to upwards of 300 degrees indoors, reach for one of these easy, breezy, cool and creamy…

Ten Creative Cupcakes to Welcome Summer

The school year is winding down and the month of May is ripe with celebrations of all kinds — wedding showers, end-of-school parties, graduation celebrations galore.  I host more than my fair share of gatherings during May, so spare me…

Great ways to use farmers market finds

Just as the world around us has finally thawed out and regained its lively glow of green, so have the harvest hued tables at the local farmers market!  From the first breath of spring to crisp autumn nights, farmers markets…

Spring Brunch for Mother’s Day

I am a mom and, to me, the best part of Mother’s Day is not having to cook! My kids and husband usually make me breakfast, so I make sure they have easy-to-follow recipes that are a little fancy! If…

Cinco de Mayo!!

Ever since the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces during the 1862 Battle of Puebla, the fifth of May has served as a celebration of Mexican heritage and a welcomed excuse to party!  In the United States, Cinco de…

Green with Envy (Smoothies)

To be candid, the first time my friend told me she’d “tossed a handful of spinach” into the chocolate breakfast smoothie she was sipping… I grimaced.  “There’s spinach… in there?  How are you drinking that?” I inquired, wrinkling my nose…

Spring Pastas

As the world around us is thankfully starting to glow again a sprightly shade of spring time green, there’s no better time to follow suite and spruce up your family’s weekly pasta night with some of the best and brightest…