When the fall and winter months roll around, people inevitably start searching our blog archives for the same things. Obviously pumpkin, pumpkin and more pumpkin, but also butternut squash and apple recipes. But you know what else we know you’re going crazy for? Soup. With the advent of sweater weather, you—just like us—yearn for hearty, warm pots of soup, including taco soup, simmering away on the stove. There’s something about it that’s just as comforting for the soul as it is for your taste buds. In fact, a good soup is often my go-to when I take dinner to a friend or neighbor. It’s so easy to turn it into a meal by pairing it with a simple salad and a good loaf of bread. Continue reading
The wanderlust bug has been biting me BAD recently. And it’s really not the best timing, considering the whole husband-and-three-kids thing…much less the paying-bills thing. Plane tickets are so far out of the realm of possibility that I’m resorting to fantasies of stowing away in oversize carry-ons. (I’m short; I could probably get away with it.) So what’s a girl to do when her heart says “Seoul!” and her wallet says “Seriously?”
I’ll tell you what I’m doing: I’m booking a trip to my kitchen to make my globe-trotting fantasies a reality—food-wise, at least. Because even if I’m not noshing on chicken Florentine in a 19th-century piazza or chicken teriyaki in a bustling Tokyo cafe, I’m still enjoying some awesome eats from the comfort of my kitchen. And no flight delays, either! Continue reading
This month is full of some of the best events to celebrate with friends and family, and game days are great excuses for good grub. These Mini Taco Cups are the perfect addition to your home tailgate.
As much as I love, love, love the holiday season, I also look forward to packing up the garland and twinkle lights to make way for the New Year. The New Year is a time to refresh and refocus. It’s also a great opportunity to get our eating habits back on track after all of that holiday cheer! Let me tell you, there was an ample amount of holiday cheer happening in my house, if you get what I’m saying. Continue reading
“’Tis the season for eating cookies, FA-LA-LA-LA-LA LA-LA LA-LA!” Continue reading
Back in the swing of fall yet? Are you sprinkling cinnamon on your morning cereal? Me too! It’s the return of cooler weather, falling leaves and knee-high boots. If you’re a parent, fall brings the scent of fresh notebook paper and pencil shavings and, let’s not forget, the morning mad dash to get those kiddies to school on time. My kids are notorious time-wasters—if I had a dollar for every time I’m asked to search for a sock or a shoe (and it’s always right in front of them), I’d be able to retire to some Caribbean island. Continue reading
When the end of summer is on the horizon, I switch from laid-back-beach-going mom to organized-get-things-done mom. The fall brings a busier schedule for our family and, as the homemaker, it’s my job to reset and refocus to ensure everyone settles into the new routine comfortably. Continue reading