White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
As much as I love our home, it is a challenge to take pictures in it. It has a certain cave-like quality to it. We are surrounded by trees and the only time that I don’t fight the light in this house is when we are in the dead of winter, covered in snow, and all the trees have lost [...] The post
How to Pick Out Clothes for Family Pictures
Every year I fight the “what to wear for family pictures” battle. I get family pictures taken every single year, it is something very important to me. Often, it is the only time that I am represented as a member of our family because 99% of the time, I am the one taking all of our pictures. I also
On Ava’s 10th Birthday
My girl is 10 today. 10 is a milestone . (She has reminded all of us that we only have one family member left in the single digits.) My daughter at 10 is so much different than I was at 10. She has a confidence that I have never known. She owns her beauty and intelligence in a way [...] The post On
Tomato Feta Dip
There are a lot of times that I am positive that I have shared something with you here and come to realize that I haven’t. I’ve made this Tomato and Feta Dip so many times, it is a staple in my house. A few years ago one of my friends came over for dinner and she brought this with her. [...] The ...
Chopped Asian Chicken Salad
We are finishing up our first week of school this week. Two out of three are thrilled and seem very happy in their new classes. The jury is still out on one of my littles. I’m almost positive it is because he is exhausted. The school day is really long and we are in the middle of an unseasonable ...
Frozen S’mores Ice Cream Pie
We are officially counting the days until the end of summer. One week from tomorrow we are back in school! Crazy, this summer FLEW by! To celebrate the last week, I see lots of beach time, sunscreen, s’mores and ice cream in our future. I created this Frozen S’mores Ice Cream Pie for Peapod and it
10 Entertaining Tips with Le Bon Dips
It’s no secret that I love to entertain and have people come over for a meal or a party. There are very few things that make me happier than having people in my home. Having people over seems more personal, and cooking for someone is my love language. That’s not to say that it doesn’t take a ...
Blackberry and Blueberry Pandowdy
This weekend was one of those glorious weekends here on the Cape that make us long for summer year round. The weather was just right – not too hot, and just a touch chilly at night (hoodie wearing at night is the best). We spent yesterday on the beach and it was so perfect we did not want to leave.
Easy Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Cayenne Butter
There are very few things in life better than a warm buttered biscuit. I don’t know what it is about a fluffy buttermilk biscuit, but it is truly one of life’s simplest pleasures. Add some homemade jam and it’s like I died and went to heaven. I made these biscuits this afternoon and my children ...
If there was a theme to this summer it would be “fruity cocktail”. I’m not a big drinker, and especially not a hard liquor drinker (usually I just have an icy cold beer), but I have come to appreciate the vodka-based cocktail. I introduced you to the Mason jar Beach Cocktail , and now I am going to