Christmas morning is full of anticipation and surprises. It is about gathering under the Christmas tree with your family, enjoying each other.  That doesn’t mean no one gets hungry! This cocoa and cranberry oatmeal is warm and decadent. Perfect for a chilly morning and hungry guests. You can set this up the night before and […]

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  Making a turkey can be an overwhelming task.  There are so many different methods and opinions on what makes the best bird. I have always been a fan of brining the turkey. It may take a little extra time and effort but it makes for one juicy bird. Brining a turkey helps it become […]

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The holidays are a wonderful time to start new traditions and keep old ones alive. So much of the holiday season is filled with nostalgia and memories. This is part of what makes it so magical. There are certain types of feelings associated with different smells, sights, and sounds during the holidays. One of the […]

One of the best parts of being part of the blogging community is meeting new people. I have had the honor of following the uber talented Minna Lee of Living Minnaly. I was drawn at first to her gorgeous photography and then soon realized she is total healthy living guru. Not in the way of […]

It seems the fall season is a holiday within itself. People get so excited as the weather cools down and pumpkin spice fills the air. People are trading their summer tomatoes for butternut squash, cinnamon, and apples. Fall also seems to kick off events centered around gathering. From September thru January there are a flurry […]

    If you are thinking this is a play on shrimp and grits, you are right! When I think of polenta I equate to more of an Italian dish. I love how versatile it is. I have made appetizers with it, main dishes, sides, and even dessert. This creamy version with spicy, garlicky shrimp […]

S’mores are a seasonal treat that are popular into the summer all the way to the fall. The gooey marshmallows and melted chocolate in between graham crackers is a decadent treat. This dessert is just simple fun. I could eat these treats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Lucky for me, Post has created Honey Maid®  […]

I am not ready for summer to come to an end. I refuse to believe that it is almost over. The grill will remain turned on in this house! This fingerling potato salad was something I made on a whim. I bought the potatoes for an entirely different use. Instead, they came in handy when […]

I am so touched by the outpouring of love and support during our NICU experience with baby Siena. Social media can be a very negative place. People can use it to tear others down instead of lifting up. In this case so many people shared their experiences and offered encouragement. Many prayers and well wishes […]

One of the first dishes I made myself after giving birth was this simple oatmeal dish. You begin with quick oats and adding a little bit of vanilla creamer to the mix. I am not claiming this is healthy, just comforting. After an emergency c-section, recovery, and baby in the NICU comforting was just what […]

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