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 ...
Butternut Squash and Chicken Chili
Butternut Squash and Chicken Chili from Fresh Salt at Saybrook Inn and Spa. A slightly sweet and smoky chili with a surprising ingredient. A few weeks ago, Wes and I were invited to spend the weekend at Saybrook Point Inn and Spa. To say that it was just what the doctor ordered is an ...
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 ...
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
Chopped Salad with Spiced Chickpeas and Tarragon Tahini Dressing
Chopped Salad with Spiced Chickpeas and Tarragon Tahini Dressing – A crisp Mediterranean inspired salad with lemon chicken, tarragon tahini dressing, and spiced chickpeas. From the book Eating in the Middle by Andie Mitchell. A few years ago, I lost a lot of weight. About 30 pounds – a toddler. I
Berry Crumb Muffins with Lemon Glaze
Tender raspberry muffins with a crispy crumb topping and a lemon glaze. Feel free to use any kind of berry you like. It is finally starting to feel like spring. We had a few teases, but the last few days have been sunny and warm. I love winter. This one was fairly mild and I [...] The post Berry
Pastel Rainbow Cake [and a VIDEO!]
Embellish a cake mix to make a sturdy and moist cake that is perfect for decorating. Vanilla Buttercream tinted beautiful pastels and covered with white chocolate ganache will make one beautiful springy cake perfect for a baby shower. Today we are celebrating the first baby of our blogger friend ...
Easter Recipes and Craft Ideas
Easter recipes and craft ideas that are perfect for your Easter brunch or dinner. Sweet and savory treats and some adorable Easter crafts. It’s really hard to believe that Easter is this Sunday. We had a 2-hour delay this morning for snow, it’s not feeling very springy right now. Regardless, I ...
February photos and tips on how to make yourself use your camera more often. One thing that has been bringing me a lot of happiness lately is using my big camera again. I was relying on my phone for almost all of the pictures that I took, and while I do love them, the quality is [...] The post ...