• Conversion Chart

    In my obsession of food blogs I came across a conversion chart that I love. Courtesy of here is a printable chart for your convenience. Happy cooking!

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  • An Attitude of Gratitude

    As I sat with my hubby and kiddos on Friday taking in the sights and sounds
    of Independence Day celebrations I had the overwhelming desire to make a
    gratitude list. I'm sharing it with you so I can publicly express my
    gratitude and to hopefully get you to express y

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  • Summer Family Dinner

    Has anyone else gone through 6 bottles of sunscreen so far this summer? Heading into July I'm feeling like it's already been a marathon season of driving the fun bus (my minivan) from pool to soccer to the library. 

    After a long, hot and fun filled day I love collecting my cr

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  • 15 Ways to Eat Salsa!

    Favorite Fifteen Ways to Eat Salsa (other than on chips)

    1. Mix with mayo or ketchup; use as a dip for french fries. 
    2. Combine with softened butter, shape as desired and refrigerate.
    3. Add to your scrambled eggs or omelet for a fresh kick.
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  • Summer has arrived!

    Summer has arrived! This means less structure and more time outdoors. Sunscreen? Check. Water bottles? Check. Peace of mind knowing I have all the ingredients I need on hand for family meal time? Check and double check. Having the kiddos home more in the summer reminds me of the reason I starte

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  • Balancing Summer

    With summer here I'm feeling a mix of emotion. Am I prepared for the long hot days with kids under foot?  Partly yes and partly no. I want my kids to play and enjoy their time off of school without their brains turning to mush. The more notes that come home about summer camps and the multitude

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  • Schools out for Summer.

    The countdown is on.... only a couple more weeks until school is out for the summer. I know not all of us follow the same school calendar and not all of us have school age children but we can all relate to the anticipation of summer vacation. Remember when you were a kid feeling that crazy exci

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  • Getting in Shape for Grilling Season

    Getting in Shape for Grilling Season                            

    We are gearing up for grilling season at our house.  While I grill meats, fruits and
    vegetables year round on my stove t

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  • Regroup and Refocus

    It's time to regroup and refocus for Spring.  I am doing my own victory dance for
    making it through the winter months.  When the weather starts getting nice it is the
    perfect opportunity to revamp our menu and work in some light and healthy options. 

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  • Finding Inspiriation

    Last night my piano students and I were inspired and motivated by the amazing Landon Weeks. Landon is an 18 year old high school senior who was born with a birth defect called phocomelia. He has short arms and only three fingers on each hand yet Landon has turned trial into triumph and

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