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 […]
I’ve often joked that the real way to win my heart is with chocolate and cheese! Since I gave away some chocolate for Valentine’s Day last week, it seems only fitting to give away some cheese this week. Sartori Cheese makes some incredible cheeses! In the past few years they’ve received over 100 awards, medals, […]
If only we could rename Valentine’s Day World Chocolate Day, I would totally be down with it! Since the abundance of chocolate everything is my absolute favorite part of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share with you one of my favorites, Emily’s Chocolates. Emily and her family have been making quality chocolate treats for […]
Admit it… do you ever get all the chores on your list done? I’ll be the first one to admit I’m a little borderline OCD, but 2011 was not exactly my most organized year ever! Between culinary school, the kids, and my husband’s deployments my life started to feel a little bit like an out […]
It’s that time of the year that I always need to tighten the reigns a little on the food budget after the festive and usually a little (or a lot) over the top holiday extravagance. This is when I turn to a few money saving menu strategies like Meatless Monday and using less expensive ingredients […]
Once upon a time, I was fearless. Although I think my parents might say reckless… For some reason though, making macarons always intimidated me. When I finally plucked up the courage to try baking them my results were spotty at best. Some recipes ended up kind of rubbery while others turned out flatter than a […]
Congratulations to Kiran who won a copy of the Pioneer Woman Cooks! Thanks!