Sandwich Free Lunch Box Ideas and Other Tips
Well, it is that time of year again. Lunch packing season. Admittedly, it is not my favorite job, but one that I deem important enough to do every Monday thru Friday. I think that it is important to send my kids to school with a lunch that I know that they will eat and sustain them throughout the
Jif Hazelnut Spreads Giveaway
My kids get home from school much later than we are used to. It is great for our mornings since this girl is not a morning person. But, it makes afternoons a little hairy. The kids get home, super hungry, and we need to get in the car and get to after school activities. To mitigate the meltdowns ...
Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
Now that the kids are back in school, I have more time during the day to bake. I like to bake, but I have to be in the mood to do it. I like to turn on a podcast, listen to a book on Audible or blast really questionable music on the speaker in my kitchen. It is incredibly relaxing [...] The post ...
Tomato and Basil Soup with Mini Ravioli
One of the best parts of my day is sitting down to dinner with my family. We eat dinner together every single night regardless of how busy we are and what we have going on. I did it as a child, and so did my husband. It is a time when we can talk, reflect on our day, and we [...] The post Tomato ...
Lighten Up is open today!
It’s September 1st. Tomorrow is the big day, and I am feeling bittersweet about the whole thing. We have had a dreamy summer. Think lazy days on the beach. Lots of s’mores around the fire pit. And restocking the sunscreen weekly. But, I can feel fall creeping in. It is starting to smell crisp in ...
Well, it is about that time. We are soaking up the last bits of summer and are getting ready to send the kids back to school in a little over a week. I am having bittersweet emotions about the whole thing. We had one of the best summers imaginable. We moved to the Cape and so far, it is absolutely
Strawberry Ice Cream Sodas
I feel like I say this every time I sit down to write a blog post, but these ice cream sodas just might be my favorite thing I’ve made lately. I had some beautiful berries and was in the mood for ice cream (not to mention I got these cute old-fashioned milkshakes glasses on sale ), so I put [...]
Cowboy Bark Brownies
Have you tried the crazy addicting Cowboy Bark from Trader Joe’s ? Well, if you haven’t, take my word, it is tasty. Dark chocolate, crushed pretzels, toffee, crushed Oreos, nuts, more chocolate, and my favorite bit – sea salt. I needed to bring a dessert to a friend’s house for dinner and came up
Washington, DC City Guide
I get a lot of questions about what to do, see, and most importantly eat when visiting DC. Now that we have said goodbye after living there for two years, I feel like I can answer this with some credibility. We have done a lot in our time here, and these are some of my favorites. (I am thinking ...
Steak and Roasted Potato Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing
I seriously cut the top of my finger this morning and am having a really hard time typing, so this is gonna be short. Always the top of my finger on the hand that I write with. Grrr…. This salad is inspired by one that I saw Nancy Fuller make on her show Farmhouse Rules. I don’t watch [...] The ...