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Updated: 2018-02-14T17:52:45.002-05:00


Bubble Waffles (a.k.a. Eggettes)


There is nothing like something sweet to brighten a cold and snowy afternoon than a sweet treat like Bubble Waffles. (function() { var li = document.createElement('script'); li.type = 'text/javascript'; li.async = true;

Welcome to 2017!


Happy New Year! Hoping a few of you might still be stopping in here on occasion. With a new year and some new inspiration hitting me, I'm going to be adding some new posts... can't promise on the frequency since life has a way of delaying my writing over the past year. That's not to say that some delicious food and photos haven't been taken. I've been sharing photos on my Instagram like the one

Apple Picking & Fresh Apple Sauce {recipe}


Fall is the perfect time to experiment with ways to use those apples you get from the orchard! Using them for fresh apple sauce is ideal and will keep your family begging for more. (function() { var li = document.createElement('

Podcast Commute #2


Another week of commuting and I've got a few new podcast episodes that are worth sharing. I'm enjoying learning about new podcasts to check out as people recommend them to me. Please feel fre to share your favorites in the comments. This week, I checked out some more entertaining podcasts to add some variety to what I listened to, and enjoyed a few new one's that I have now subscribed to so

Photos from a day in New York City


Spending a day in New York City is always full of surprises! Take a look at what we found during our most recent trip! (function() { var li = document.createElement('script'); li.type = 'text/javascript'; li.async = true;

Cranberry Almond Broccoli Salad from Cooking Light


This lightened up version of broccoli salad will have you hiding it in the fridge so you don't have to share!  (function() { var li = document.createElement('script'); li.type = 'text/javascript'; li.async = true; li.src

The Podcast Commute #1


My commute has grown longer in the last month or so due to my company relocating to Jersey City. So, to help me pass the time as I navigate new traffic patterns, I've started listening to podcasts some mornings. I prefer to listen to music on the way home so, I have a variety of things to keep my mind off of the traffic. (function() { var li = document.createElement('script'); li.type = 'text/javascript';

Hello! Anyone still here?


Hello to everyone who still stops by to see if there are new posts around here!  (function() { var li = document.createElement('script'); li.type = 'text/javascript'; li.async = true; li.src = ('https:' ==

Valentines Day ~ Recipes to Warm the Heart


Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are spending it with those who mean the most to you! Due to the bitter cold we are experiencing here in New Jersey, we are going to stay close to home today. I plan to make a couple of old favorites that scream comfort food to us. In just a little while, I'm heading into the kitchen to bake up some Cream Cheese Cookies that are consistently one of our favorites

Super Simple Snow Day Pancakes


I imagine that if you weren't on the East Coast this weekend, you enjoyed a relatively uneventful weather weekend. Those of us in the path of Winter Storm Jonas had the pleasure of staying home on Saturday while snow swirled around us for the majority of the day. The end result? About 30 or so inches in my town. We are forever thankful that we did not lose power and that we have snow blower that

Glazed Chocolate Bundt Cake to bring in 2016


Welcome to 2016! Are you ready for the new year and all the possibilities that it has to offer? I always feel like the new year sneaks up on me and the previous year flew by at lightening speed. I am ready for what 2016 has in store and am working on goals rather than resolutions. It just seems to me that resolutions are something that are so easy to give up on after a short time, whereas a goal

Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken & Rice) ~ New Family Favorite!


Every once in awhile, I come across a recipe that I decide to take a chance and try. This time it's a recipe from Skinnytaste. I was looking for something I could make on a weeknight and that would be a little different from anything else I typically make for dinner. After going to through a number of appealing recipes, I settled on Arroz Con Pollo. Nothing like a kicked up version of chicken

Braised Brussels Sprouts from My Paris Market Cookbook


It's November already? Seriously... someone needs to slow down time for me! While we thoroughly enjoyed October and celebrating all the spookiness the goes along with Halloween, now it's time to think about Thanksgiving... and, I'm still not quite ready. Sometimes you have to move forward because time keeps moving forward, which also means I had every intention of sharing today's recipe and

Spice Rubbed Braised Beef #SundaySupper


When the weather gets cooler and the leaves have begun to change... it's time for those dishes that warm you from the inside out. This week's Sunday Supper theme is Warming Trends... and we are all sharing those dishes that warm us up when it's getting colder outside. I fell in love with braising the last couple of years... and as a result, the use of my French oven goes into heavy rotation once

Apple Barley Salad


Note: I received a review copy of the cookbook I share in this post. All opinions are my own.  Looking for a salad that you can make on the weekend and have ready for healthy, quick and easy lunches? Then you are going to love this recipe!