100 Days of Real Food ~ Cookbook Review + Giveaway

  I’m a huge fan of Lisa Leake’s blog, so when I heard she was publishing a cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love!, I couldn’t wait to check it out!  Imagine my surprise when I applied to be one of her cookbook ambassadors […]

Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Last week I was testing a recipe, and I was pretty irritated that it wasn’t turning out the way I wanted.  My patience definitely has its limits, and on that particular day my kiddos had used up every last ounce of it before I got to my scheduled baking.  Let’s just say if spatulas could […]

Guinness Beef Skillet

Hard to believe it’s time for back to school already!  I have to admit, I won’t miss the summer weather AT ALL.  Bring on the cozy sweaters, brisk walks through the falling leaves and hot cocoa around the fire already, will ya? 🙂 Fall is my favorite season, but this year it’s also my busiest!  I am […]

Pistachio Cake with Blueberry Buttercream

When life hands you lemons make lemonade.  CORRECTION:  When life hands you lemons, pelt them with all your might at the closest inanimate object (ex. pantry door, cupboard, wall, etc. you get the point) then…..make a cake.  Preferably a cake with simple ingredients, baked from scratch, with no artificial colors or flavors. 🙂 I did […]

Cookie Dough Bites

Even after years of teaching elementary school to many first and second grade littles , my excitement for the first day of school has never dwindled. However, this year I’m celebrating with mixed emotions.  This year MY LITTLE is going to kindergarten (insert gulp, fight back tears, put on encouraging smile)!!!  How is this possible?!?! […]