Lemon Buttermilk Layer Cake
Lemon Buttermilk Cake brushed with lemon syrup and frosted with lemon buttercream. Decorated to look like a bright and cheery garden. It’s funny what makes me happy these days. Things that I didn’t think that I liked doing actually bring me great amounts of joy. I always thought that editing video
Healthier Orange Chicken and Vegetables
Healthier Orange Chicken and Vegetables is a quick dinner everyone in your family will love. Whew, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. My grandmother fell and is in the hospital, so my sister and I went to New Jersey to help. (She’s doing a lot better, thank goodness!) It wasn’t a planned trip ...
Strawberry Caprese Salad [and VIDEO]
How to make a delicious Strawberry Caprese Salad. Using ripe summer strawberries, fresh mozzarella, basil, pistachios, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I have a confession. I don’t like raw tomatoes. I like them cooked, but the texture of raw tomatoes isn’t my thing. Being from the Garden State, ...
May 2016 Goals
April was nutty. But I got a lot of stuff done. If you were a closet, cabinet, or drawer in my house – you weren’t safe. I’ve been purging, purging, and purging some more. It feels so good to get rid of the excess. I try really hard to not accumulate for the sake of [...] The post May 2016 Goals ...
Things to Do Outside with Your Kids
Now that the weather is getting warmer we are spending more time outside. It’s making us all very happy to get fresh air and not feel so cooped up after a long winter. It makes me happy to have sweaty, dirty, children after an afternoon of hard playing. I want them out experiencing nature instead
5 Recipes For Cinco de Mayo
5 recipes for your Cinco de Mayo party. No Bake Mango Cheesecake, mango margaritas, homemade queso, Mexican skillet dinner, and baked tacos will make all of your guests happy. I don’t need a holiday to eat Mexican food, but I’m thrilled that there is one. It is the one cuisine that I could eat ...
Basil Mint Dressing
Basil Mint Dressing is fresh, bright and perfect on any salad. Make a big batch and keep in on hand for salads all week long. My friend Andie eats a salad every day. It’s a great way to get enough veg and variety in your diet. It also perpetuates more good choices. And we all [...] The post Basil
Things That Make Me Happy: YouTube Cooking Shows
We watch a lot of YouTube at my house. So much that we are turning off our cable because we really don’t watch anything on real tv anymore. If you haven’t explored YouTube in awhile, you will be surprised to find some really great shows, tutorials, and lots of entertaining nonsense. And I’m not ...
Steel Cut Oats – 5 Different Ways
Steel Cut Irish Oats – 5 Ways. A hearty breakfast that you can customize to make your own. Almond Joy, berries and cream, maple and pecan, English spring, and sugar and spice flavors. For the last few months, I’ve really been upping my brunch game. I like to make one big brunch-y meal on Saturday
April 2016 Goals
March was a big month. I turned 40. It was a big deal/wasn’t a big deal at all. I threw myself a birthday party and was surrounded by the people that love me the most. I couldn’t have had a better celebration of a new decade. That part was a big deal. I normally don’t [...] The post April 2016 ...