Recipes

Easy Irish Seafood Chowder Recipe

Easy Irish Seafood Chowder Recipe

My 4 year old loves seafood. Fish, shrimp, crab, mussels, clams, eel, sushi, octopus, all of it. Her favorite meal changes frequently, but rest assured that it always includes something from the sea. Lately, she’s been begging me to make her some Irish seafood chowder. […]

How to Make Healthy Muffins From Scratch

How to Make Healthy Muffins From Scratch

Before we get started, let me tell you how much I LOVE muffins. Easy to whip up. Easy to make in large batches. Easy to freeze for busy mornings. I even like to serve them for dinner if we’re having a soup or stew. Sound […]

How To Get FREE Organic Rotisserie Chicken – The Magic of Chicken Stock

How To Get FREE Organic Rotisserie Chicken – The Magic of Chicken Stock

For the past few years, we’ve been trying to eat better. For my family, that translates into less meat, more vegetables, less packaged food, and more homemade meals. We also try to eat local and organic whenever we can, but let’s keep it real. Organic […]

Cold Brew Coffee: How To Make It and Why You Should

Cold Brew Coffee: How To Make It and Why You Should

Have you heard all the hype about cold brew coffee? It’s starting to pop up in trendy coffee shops and farmer’s markets everywhere. Even Starbucks is now marketing their cold brew coffee. Have you ever noticed how much more expensive it is than regular brewed […]

Sansa’s Lemon Cakes

Sansa’s Lemon Cakes

Are you a Game of Thrones junkie?  I am. I just started watching it a few months ago and I’m almost caught up. I can’t believe how addicting it is. Some of my friends have been after me for years to watch it, but I’ve […]

Sunday Morning Cinnamon Rolls: Quick & Easy!

Sunday Morning Cinnamon Rolls: Quick & Easy!

I love lazy Sunday mornings. I’m usually up hours before the rest of the family and it’s such relaxing time to sip coffee, read and relax. We try to keep Sundays for family and really limit any social activities. It’s the only day everyone can […]

Irish Soda Bread Recipe (Brown Bread)

Irish Soda Bread Recipe (Brown Bread)

We recently took a family trip to Ireland.  For 8 glorious days, we drove around beautiful countryside, took in the sites, and tucked into Irish Soda Bread.  They serve this bread everywhere.  It’s such a delicious, nutty, tangy treat. I couldn’t WAIT to bake up […]

Colorful Mango Sticky Rice – Khao Niao Mamuang

Colorful Mango Sticky Rice – Khao Niao Mamuang

Have you ever tasted Mango Sticky rice? This is one of my favorite Thai desserts.  It’s typically served warm and the flavors from juicy, ripe mangos and creamy coconut sauce work so well together. On a recent trip to Whole Foods, I stood in amazement […]

Belgian Waffles

Belgian Waffles

I love a good, crispy, caramelized, light-as-air, Belgian waffle. They are pure heaven. I’m not a fan of those thin, flat, soggy-with-syrup waffles that are ubiquitous to diners and breakfast joints throughout the United States. And don’t even get me started on those baking mixes that […]

Host Your Very Own Aperitivo Party!

Host Your Very Own Aperitivo Party!

When I was in Milan, Italy for the first time, I discovered a fantastic ritual called Aperitivo.  Similar to our American “happy hour” in that it’s a way for friends to gather, have a drink, and nibble on some food.  That’s where the similarities end. […]