Great Kitchen Investment: Stainless Steel Pots and Pans

I am going to come clean, which I haven’t done on the blog enough recently, but I was a terrible chef for myself, my kids, and my husband last year. I’m not proud to say there were many nights when I left my husband fending for himself and whipping up some very creative leftovers (read… read more

Spring is FINALLY Here

Come on spring!!! The sunshine has been a serious game changer over here. Here are some of the outfits, flowers, animals, and food inspiring me this season. Get out there and enjoy the spring!    

Time Well Spent: Cooking Class with Courtnay Arpano

When it comes to purposeful time with friends, I am a big fan of long walks. It’s the perfect way to get exercise while also catching up. I’m also a big fan of a large glass of red wine on a cool fall night. But sometimes it’s nice to do something that isn’t just cocktails… read more

Being Prepared: The Hostess Pantry

I was reading an old issue of House Beautiful, and stumbled upon this article written by “entertainologist” Lulu Powers. She offered up a fabulous list of things to always keep on hand so that you can whip up delicious treats any time a friend pops by. The white truffle and sea salt potato chips sounded… read more

Simple Summer Style

I have started and then set aside at least 10 posts in the last few weeks. I was trying to tackle some meatier topics, but alas I have “summer brain” and can’t seem to get anything done. For now you’ll have to be satisfied with some fabulous summery images. All things that have me inspired… read more

Great Food: The Granola Bar

If you are looking for me around 8:30am after drop off on most school days, you’ll find me sipping a super hot almond milk latté at The Granola Bar on the top of Greenwich Avenue. I was clued into this spot a year ago, but have selfishly kept it to myself until now. It is… read more

Simple Recipe: Pulled BBQ Chicken

When it comes to cooking, I am completely sold on quick healthy meals. This pulled bbq chicken is delicious and easy to make. Easy being the optimal word since I find that by early evening, this mama is TIRED! And if you can get two meals out of one cooking session it’s even better. When I… read more

Color Obsession: Green with Envy

I am having a seriously green moment. For the home. For the fashion. And for the food. There is something so soothing about this color. Do you agree?   *images from Pinterest      

Healthy Living: The Dude Diet

For week two of our six week “healthy living” series I am thrilled to feature the beautiful, talented and highly humorous chef/writer, Serena Wolf. She’s been busy on her food blog, Domesticate Me, since 2011, and this year she wrote her first cookbook, The Dude Diet: Clean(ish) Food for People Who Like to Eat Dirty…. read more

Great Gadget: Handheld Spiralizer

Every so often a new gadget makes its way into our kitchen drawers. (Said drawers have been recently filled with drawer organizers and they are looking mighty nice!) This OXO Handheld Spiralizer is our newest addition and I am slightly obsessed. Tonight I used this contraption to “spiralize” 3 zucchinis. It took about 5 minutes to spin the… read more