This is not your average dressing. Spice meets heat and the heat shakes it up with a bit of zip and sweet. In fact only thrill seeking salad eaters should continue on from here.
Kid- “Mom, can you please make some muffins?” Mom- “Ya, maybe sometime this week okay?” Kid- “Okay, and can you make sure they taste like the store kind? I don’t like the homemade ones.” Mom- “……uh sure thing…..”
Gone are the days of summer. Hello fall! My family celebrated the end of summer with one last batch of lemonade, homemade popsicles and a final dip in our little inflatable pool that’s now put away. By “put away”, I mean the dog took a bite of it and we weren’t able to repair itContinue reading
Looking for a crowd pleaser? Chinese food wins every time at my house. We will gladly bust out the chop sticks and laugh about the funniest fortune cookies we’ve ever read. This sweet and sour chicken is practically famous in our house. My oldest is especially surprised that the batter for the chicken fries soContinue reading
It’s early, so early the sun isn’t up yet. You start your morning routine thankful the weather is finally cooling off. The mind starts turning on as the coffee brews. Those precious moments a mom gets to herself before the children wake. A glance at the calendar to remind yourself of the day’s activities. RealityContinue reading
There are two bouquets of flowers in my house currently. One is on our dining table, soaking up some rays and looking oh so beautiful. The other is brightly sitting right next to me while I type. It’s like having a piece of sunshine. The reason behind these flowers though is much more significant thanContinue reading
Zucchini, zucchini everywhere – and way too much to eat. Summer in Northern California means vegetable gardens exploding with huge over-ripe food. In a world full of zucchini, where’s a girl to go?
Have you ever heard the saying, “time is money and money is time”? It’s a wise mantra when trying to prioritize. You can save time or money, not both. My issue is quality. There are some things in life that are worth the time and the money for the sake of quality. Food is oneContinue reading
I’ll be the first to admit it. As a kid, oatmeal was not exactly on my request list for breakfast. Ever. If my mom made it, I ate it. That was it. Now as an adult and mom, it’s fun to get creative and find ways to make healthy food taste good. Oats are amazingContinue reading
Somehow I didn’t notice. Looking back, it was obvious. I just didn’t see it. Or maybe I couldn’t see it. She transformed in a single summer. From baby cheeks to French braids. Needing help to do everything, now saying “I can do it myself!” No more crib, no more long cuddles in the morning. She’dContinue reading