This recipe came about in honor of “baby brina” being the size of a pineapple. I have this fun app from Ovia Pregnancy that tells me her size in relation to fruits and vegetables. Of course, I love relating my child to food already. I pray everyday that she is not a pick […]

  This recipe is quite possible the quickest dessert you can make. Birch beer granita to me is a fancy way of saying birch beer ice. You are really just pouring it in a pan and freezing it up. Making the vanilla whipped cream fresh definitely adds an extra touch. When the whipped cream melts […]

  Sides at a bar-b-que can be just as exciting as what is on the grill. Pasta salads are bar-b-que staple. I love the traditional mayonnaise based salad but it has been losing popularity. This fig summer squash orzo salad with yuzu vinaigrette is a fresh new take on the ever loved pasta salad. Giving […]

    Memorial Day weekend is upon us again. I start dreaming of summer farmers markets and crab shacks. Brian works out of Boston frequently. One summer we took a drive and went through Portland Maine and Kennebunkport eating anywhere we could. We discovered so many fun places a long the way. You can read […]

Sometimes drinking plain water can be tough for me. Being pregnant I am trying to drink as much as I can.  Often, I am finding myself falling behind because I literally get bored of drinking water. That is where making lemonade came in. This blackberry basil lemonade is refreshing and just so pretty! I make […]

  The beginning of my pregnancy was tough. I was nauseous all day everyday with no relief. I heard of morning sickness. I expected something along those lines to happen. The all day sickness lasted week after week. For some people I know it lasts even longer than the first trimester. I am grateful I […]

Brian has been bugging me to make some from peanut butter protein bites forever. He had something similar at nearby juice shop one day. From then on he could not get them out of his mind. I knew I would have to come up with not only the right flavor but consistency as well. After […]

Recently the women’s group at my church held a fundraiser. Each participant took 3 containers and filled them with whatever they could think of. We had soups, sauces, chili, salads, and other yummy concoctions.  I chose to make a butternut squash soup with caramelized onions. The sweet onions were a perfect compliment to the butternut […]

As the month of March approaches we start to see signs of spring. It is almost time to usher in sunnier and warmer days. We look for ways to brighten up our food as well as our tables. I recently had the opportunity to share some great spring recipes with  Hidden Hills Magazine . Seeing […]

The holidays are here and all things festive are in full swing. These sparkling pancakes are sure to keep the party going long after dinner is over. This pancake recipe is great way to treat overnight guests to something special. Use a little bit of Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee Champagne and strawberries in this batter […]

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