Earlier in the week I posed the question: what's the one recipe you hope to master in 2018? On the surface it's a simple question. But when I think about the recipes I want to create, I'm left thinking about who I want to serve them to... and for which occasions. Food Advertising by Because honestly as important as the food is, it's only a fraction of what brings us together around the table....
It's here! 2018 is literally just around the corner and it's time to begin dreaming big and setting goals. I've never been one to physically write out New Year's resolutions, as I haven't had the desire or intent to make significant changes to any specific part of my life. Re-reading that last sentence (which I've done plenty) makes it sound as if my life up until this point has lacked focus. But it's more that...
There are some recipes that are kept sealed in the family vault and your only way to access them is to marry into the family. Luckily for me, I found a man who's family is just as wonderful, loving, and accepting of me as he is, and as an added bonus, they enjoy really good food. Case in point: these highly acclaimed homemade latkes. Food Advertising by One of my first introductions to my now...
I often find the most challenging part of venturing outside my comfort zone to be the moment I actually decide to take action. Some people get an idea in their head and run with it, while for others we require a little pep talk to get us moving. And I know our individual strengths differ, but we all possess the qualities to -- for lack of a better phrase -- get shit done. But that first...
This past week was a frenzied whirlwind which some might call a vacation. Technically, it was. My husband took time off from work, we kept the kids out of school, and ventured down to Florida for a family celebration. We couldn't have asked for better traveling days, and that is really saying something considering we have a 5, almost 4, and 2 year old. That is a lot of kids. Like, you're-outnumbered-as-parents lot of kids. But you...
For the better part of a decade, my husband and I spent one long weekend each September on the Cape with his grandparents. At first it was just the four of us. We'd gorge on fried oysters and scallops, fresh lobster, and an abundance of seafood chowder. We'd spend mornings walking along the beach, Grammy telling us how coming here was like coming home. Watching her breathe in the salty ocean air, a huge smile...
Anyone want to guess how many trick-or-treaters we got this year? Zero. Zero! It's been that way since we moved here 3.5 years ago. One of the many downsides to having significant space between lots. We usually go to our friends' neighborhood, a series of streets perfect for the overly excited, easily-distracted-by-oncoming-traffic, and LOUD group of toddlers we haul around. The houses are close together, there's no nonsense of walking up and down flights of stairs...
It was a couple weeks back when my husband sat me down after work and said we needed to talk. The expression on his face, his tone, his demeanor... they all told me that whatever he wanted to discuss, we wouldn't be celebrating with a bottle of bubbly. I thought maybe he needed to cancel a date night. Or wanted to discuss how my grocery budget has gotten out of control. Worse. He entered a...
Guys, we made it to Friday! Personally, I think we deserve warm, fresh-from-the-oven cookies, but those'll have to wait. No time. There's never enough time. My life recently feels as if I'm competing in a triathlon. For anyone who knows me, this is laughable as I don't run, bike, or swim very well at all. But no amount of reading or day dreaming could have prepared me for the ups and downs of building a...
The scene: it's 4:30 pm, dangerously close to dinner time, and I'm nervously glancing back and forth between our pantry and the clock on the stove. How did I end up here again? My back-up plan is grilled cheese, a usual occurrence when I'm feeling pressed for time and need something on the table. Not once has anyone complained about being served 'another' grilled cheese. We're friends now, so I can be honest. The kitchen...
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