Blueberry Spinach Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

I used to think that chefs ate like kings every day. I mean they have all this culinary talent in a kitchen loaded with amazing equipment and a pimped out pantry. Truth is, we seriously suck at feeding ourselves. By the time I’ve spent a 12 hour day making other people food, the last thing […]

Oh…the Places I’ve Been

I’ve sat down to write a blog post at least fifty times, and each time I find I don’t know what to say. It’s like writing a letter to a long lost friend and you just don’t even know where to start. So I’ll just start by saying that I’ve missed all of you. I […]

Be My Valentine Playlist

I was very tempted to make an anti-Valentine’s Day playlist starting off with I Don’t Need a Man by the Pussycat Dolls and closely followed by What the Hell by Avril Lavigne.  But that just reeked of bitterness! I got it all out of my system yesterday and am back to my usual sappy romantic […]

Raspberry and Almond Bread Pudding

I’m so not into Valentine’s Day this year. I’ve never really been a fan of the holiday anyway, but after getting divorced it feels like a big fat slap in the face. It makes me feel kind of pathetic and lonely truth be told. To make matters worse I have to work all day. In […]

Tomato Basil Soup

I’ve really missed blogging. I’ve missed having a place to whine and reflect. I’ve missed the creative outlet. I’ve missed playing around with my camera and trying to master taking photographs of ice cream before it melts. Most of all I have missed my fellow bloggers. I am truly amazed and humbled by how kind […]

Learning to Live Again

Am I the only person who is disappointed when nothing magical happens at midnight on New Year’s Eve? It’s like I somehow think that life should have a gigantic reset button which automatically gets pushed when the ball drops at Time Square. Only it doesn’t, and each time I’m left thinking, “Well, crap, that was […]

Finding Balance

I feel like my life has turned into a gigantic roller coaster ride. I’m talking the super freaky scream your way through it kind of ride which makes you want to yell, “Stop the ride! I want to get off!” The last few months have been anything but easy. First I went back to work […]

Key Lime and Coconut White Chocolate Scones

They say that friends are the family you choose for yourself. When I started blogging, I never anticipated how much it would change my life. It’s given me drive, and confidence, and made me a part of the most supportive community, made up of people from all over the world. Liz from That Skinny Chick […]

Michelob Ultra Light Cider Braised Fennel and Green Apple

Is it just me or do women’s bathing suits seem to be getting smaller and smaller with each passing year? Maybe it’s just that I prefer to believe that they’re getting smaller than the alternative… Although my 12-year may insist that it’s just that fact that she now wants to wear one of the itsy-bitsy […]

Summer Survival Calendar and Action Guide Giveaway *Closed*

My children have been out of school for a whole week and a half and I’m already sick of hearing, “I’m bored.” Every summer my job description changes slightly as I become the chauffer, social coordinator, and grand poobah of entertainment. Between the kids, going back to work, a move, and a little bit of […]