My Love Hate Relationship with Laundry

My Love Hate Relationship with Laundry

Laundry, who likes doing it?  Sure it feels great when you’re loading it into the washing machine.  You feel like you’re accomplishing something, the big wad of dirty clothes on the floor is no more until it’s now a wad of clean clothes on the couch or bed or ironing board waiting to be folded … Continue reading

Rosemary Italian Bread

Rosemary Italian Bread

There is nothing better than fresh herbs.  They make your garden look great, they smell great, and it goes without saying they’re great in cooking.  My husband recently came home with an amazing rosemary plant to add to our herb collection.  We have not had a rosemary plant before so I had to do a … Continue reading

Tomato Basil Chicken

Tomato Basil Chicken

I stumbled across this amazing chicken dish on Pinterest.  When I say amazing I mean lick the plate and have thirds kind of amazing.  I made a couple of adaptions to the chicken but this beautiful summertime sauce originally came from Menu Musings.   This dish embodies summer with bright red cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.  I … Continue reading

Memorial Day Dessert

Memorial Day Dessert

I’ve recently been on a dessert kick — chocolate covered oreos, macarons, cupcakes, and now yesterday’s adventure of chocolate cake covered in patriotic colors for Memorial Day.  The cake recipe really isn’t the highlight of this post, but instead the icing technique I used.  Using red, white and blue buttercream icing I tried out the … Continue reading

The Little Red Wagon Herb Garden

The Little Red Wagon Herb Garden

I’m not a gardener, although I would love to be one.  I’ve planted flowers and some plants; basil and tomatoes are the only edibles I’ve tried.  Sadly, I have never had success with tomatoes except for one year out of four years trying.  I was most successful before I had kids that like to pull … Continue reading

The Diagnosis – Monoamniotic Twins

The date was Friday, January 4, a date I will remember forever!  I went to the doctor for my eight week sonogram.  I told the tech I think I’m having twins (see my Mother’s Intuition post).  She of course asked the usual questions: How old are you?; Did you do IVF? (which by the way … Continue reading

Chocolate & Butterscotch Chip Cream Cheese Bars

Chocolate & Butterscotch Chip Cream Cheese Bars

I love cooking and Pinterest is my new favorite website.  I can sit for an hour skimming recipes on Pinterest and saving them on my various boards — “Recipes to Try”, “Total Keeper Recipes”, “In the Wee Hours of the Morning”, etc. For a home cook and mom of four kids it’s an excellent organization … Continue reading