Sometimes I feel like Olaf from the cartoon “Frozen”. I love warm hugs and summer! To me, summer is lounging around in tank tops, sun bathing and oversized hats. My kids are the same way, except they prefer summer with popsicles in hand the sprinklers on in the backyard. To them, that’s summer. I can’tContinue reading
I always imagined the sort of people who make beautiful cakes like this gluten free rainbow cake must have paparazzi following them around all day. Talent like this? Surely everyone is trying to get a snap of her in her real life. Well I made this cake. Not once, but MANY times to get itContinue reading
I’ll be the first to admit drinks are not my area of expertise. I can bake, cook and sometimes clean. Okay, I clean a lot but my house rarely reflects it. Making drinks however is an entirely new realm to me. I love a challenge! This week’s challenge is Pomegranate Margaritas.
Everyone needs a Mimi. Someone who isn’t exactly related by blood, but becomes family by default. Someone who will play on the floor building race tracks and wooden towers to be knocked over by the large and in charge toddler. She doesn’t mind making messes in the kitchen and could spend an entire afternoon followingContinue reading
This recipe has been stuck in my brain for a long time now. Sometimes getting an idea from my head to paper and then to reality is the hardest part. I like to think it will be easy, but in a lot of ways creating a recipe is like designing something I haven’t seen before.Continue reading
This week I took on a new challenge. Barbequing dinner. The main, the two sides, all on the BBQ. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t something I avoid. It’s just that whenever we grill outside, my husband is conveniently home and willing to cook. One of those “things” my other half just does and I’veContinue reading
Teaching my kids to love vegetables has brought me to new levels of insight. I understand so much more about the perfect pairings and the right sides with main dishes. This time, the flavor wasn’t the issue. Or what I paired it with. Not even the color cause a hold-up with these rainbow carrots. WhenContinue reading
Spring has sprung and Easter is nearly here. I’ve officially allowed my boys to wear shorts all week and they couldn’t be happier. The back yard has been cleaned up and freshly mowed. We even had our first BBQ of the season this week. I’m suddenly very aware of my pasty skin and trying toContinue reading
Homework. I thought I was done with the stuff after college. Joke’s on me! I really should have known better. Three kids later and a job with deadlines means I have homework coming out of my ears. Every day. Even on weekends.
The day is rainy and my mood is British. I’ve been waiting for the rainy weather. Not just a rainy day, but a rainy week. I can’t help it. When those dark clouds start to form and the forecast calls for 100% rain for the foreseeable future, I practically leap for joy. The first bigContinue reading