9 Great Ways to Enjoy Spring Produce

The tastes of Spring are upon us! As the days warm up and the season’s produce starts to bloom, there are some delicious ways to take advantage of the first lovely bites of the growing season. Spring produce include Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocados, Carrots, Chives, Fava Beans, Mangoes, Peas, Potatoes, Rhubarb, and Spinach. Enjoy the good […]


Brunch is in the Air: 9 Fabulous Brunch Recipes

Spring is a great season for brunches. Whether you host one for Easter, a bridal shower for a glowing June bride, or for Mother’s Day, brunch has the ability to be just late enough so you can sleep in and just early enough in the day that you can host and still enjoy the sunshine […]


Tasty Ways to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

While I love to host theme dinners and celebrate fun little “holidays” with my family, when an occasion has historical background, I prefer to go authentic. For instance, I lean more toward a Buche de Noel on Christmas and a leg of lamb on Easter. I like the feel (and taste) of age-old tradition passed […]


Easy & Fun Themed Cupcakes

The other day I was looking through some old pictures, and I realized that once upon a time I actually had a hobby that didn’t involve a computer. Shocking, right? Since we’re talking about fun food this month, I thought I would share some pictures of my hobby with you. I used to love making […]

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Bash: 9 Fun Recipes & Activities

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Dr. Seuss’ birthday comes again this year on March 2nd, marking Read Across America, and reminding me of the singsong voice that is a cornerstone of many childhood reading lessons. His inspirational quotes are found here and there and everywhere (including […]

Fun Recipes for Kids to Make {Eat Well, Spend Less}

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less theme is fun in the kitchen — surviving the food blahs, spicing up boring food and more. Making food fun is a great way to avoid the temptation to go out to eat and enjoy your home-cooking! One way we can really bless our children is to give them […]

No More Boring Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

First, a disclaimer: I actually like plain ol’ grilled cheese sandwiches, and my hubby makes them for us once a week for lunch. But sometimes it’s fun to spice things up, and there are so many variations on regular grilled cheese sandwiches — from buffalo chicken to tomato basil. Here are just a few, and […]


Embracing Winter with After-Christmas Decor

Confession: It’s been almost four weeks since Christmas and we still have Christmas decorations up. This is not our usual MO at all; typically everything is packed neatly away by January 1st, save for a few pieces that serve as both Christmas and winter decor — metal trees painted white that sit on a shelf […]

101 Days of Christmas: Printable Gift Tags

Whether you’re wrapping early this week or waiting until the last minute, here is a collection of printable gift tags to pretty up your gifts! Last week I shared partridge in a pear tree printable gift tags with you, but if those aren’t your style, you’re sure to find something you love in this collection, […]

101 Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Covered Treats

At the beginning of the 101 Days of Christmas series, I shared one of my favorite homemade treats — chocolate covered pretzels and chips. Really, how can you go wrong with chocolate-covered anything? (Although I draw the line at things that move!) Here are 9 creative chocolate-covered treats to add to your last-minute holiday baking […]