Inspiration In Between

It’s that moment. Right between Thanksgiving and Christmas we find ourselves in between. It’s not quite parka weather but there’s a chill in the air and a leaning towards cozying up by the fire. I’ve been layering up for cold mornings and warmer afternoons. Craving pie, warm drinks, and red wine. Here’s some inspiration for… read more

Holiday Cooking: Spiced Nuts

This recipe is an adaptation of one created by the fabulous Ina Garten. I’ve added thyme and chose to use a variety of nuts instead of just cashews. It’s perfect for serving at holiday cocktail parties, and also makes a great gift for teachers or friends. Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted cashew nuts 1 cup unsalted walnuts 1… read more

Food: Healthy Chicken Soup

My five year old rarely makes food requests other than grilled cheese, so when she asked for chicken soup I nearly ran out the door to buy the ingredients. This recipe is very healthy and relatively easy. The best part is that you can really throw in any leftover pasta and a whole variety of… read more

Food: Green Goddess Dip

  Oh Green Goddess Dip! You are so good… So so good. This dip is great with veggies, perfect for chips, and would even make for a great sauce on top of chicken straight off the grill. It’s super easy to make and that means it is ideal when you are invited to a friend’s… read more

Small Business: Villa Nuova

There is nothing I like more than a family run small business and when given the chance I will always choose to shop in a one-of-a-kind shop over a big mega-store. (My husband jokes that I without a doubt would be happier living in Europe where people tend to go to 4-5 different specialty shops to… read more

Healthy Mushroom Soup

  A few weeks back I was at my mom’s house and she heated me up a bowl of mushroom soup. It was so good I had her send me the recipe right away. It’s an adaptation of the Balthazar Cream of Mushroom Soup. This recipe has fewer ingredients and is more healthy without the… read more

Bake: Super Easy 3 Ingredient Brownies

Ever needed to bring a dessert to a party and forget to plan ahead? Well this recipe just requires that you have flour and Nutella in the pantry and 2 eggs in the fridge. Sound too simple to be true? It really is. I promise. This is literally the easiest banking recipe I’ve ever come across…. read more

Dreaming of a White Christmas…

With rain in the forecast my dreams of a white Christmas seem farfetched. Nonetheless we’ll be drinking egg nog and listening to carols for the rest of the week. Good luck with all that wrapping. May your week be peaceful and bright! images: Pinterest

A Very Thankful Thanksgiving

This year is doubly sweet in our household as we all feel incredibly thankful for the arrival of our sweet baby John. There is nothing like a healthy baby to help you put life in perspective and really focus on what matters. Once the turkey is gone and the last pie plate has been scraped… read more

Chili with a Kick

There is nothing quite as tasty as a big bowl of chili once the temperatures start to drop. My husband is obsessed with all things spicy so I figured it was high time I made him something other than my relatively tame (and healthy) turkey chili. There is nothing mild about this beef chili with chiles chipotles… read more