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Who Gets a Night Off in the Kitchen?

The winner of the Pizza Hut Lasagna is…. Caroline (email address gee_caroline at yahoo dot com). Caroline I will be contacting you this morning to get your information to send to Pizza Hut. Congrats Caroline and thank you to Pizza Hut for giving us the opportunity to try out their new lasagna. For those of […]

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A Loving Welcome (and Brown Sugar Pound Cupcakes)

I had the pleasure of interviewing Rabbi Shmuley Boteach this morning for an article I am doing for Her Life Magazine. You have probably seen Rabbi Shmuley around the major morning news shows lately promoting his book The Kosher Sutra.  I first became aware of  Rabbi Shmuley through his show on TLC Shalom in the […]

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Valentine’s Day – Mommy Style (Strawberry Shortcake Trifle)

Dr Laura Schlessinger wrote something in her book The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands that really made me step back and think about the pressure I was putting on my husband to really do something outstanding this one day a year.  She said that a lot of the phone calls into her show were […]

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Win a Lasagna From Pizza Hut!

I have to start off my post today sharing some exciting news. I got a nice surprise the other morning when I looked at the Rachael Ray blog and discovered that Dine & Dish was on their short list of websites they love. It is included with a couple of my favorites like 101 Cookbooks […]

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Menu Planning Monday with Reader Recipes

I wanted to start off by letting you know that I have a new post up on the SC Johnson Right@Home website. Does my love of black beans and my husband’s detest of them cause our marriage strife? Click to read my post and find out! Now, on to Menu Planning Monday (hosted by Laura […]

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Blending In (and Monterrey Spinach Artichoke Dip)

I have always been one of those people who blends in pretty easily. I don’t stand out in a crowd with my looks or personality. In high school, I wasn’t one of the most popular people, but I also wasn’t in the least popular group either. I was just kind of average, moving along happy […]

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Sisters

Kelly and Ella are really close. In fact, sometimes Ella chooses to go to Kelly instead of me when she needs comforting. Kelly has such a nurturing quality about her… she is a natural born mother. I am excited about having another girl, but at the same time I am worried about what bringing another […]

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Mama – When Baby Get Here?

I know it has been forever since I’ve written over here and I am really disappointed in myself about that. My kids are growing up so quickly and I really want to do a better job of capturing the moments… I just haven’t been. So, in the sake of wanting to remember this one, I’m […]

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Ahh Dammit (and a Funnel Cake Recipe)

Ella, my 2 1/2 year old and I were in Target the other day, enjoying a rare morning where just the two of us get to hang out. We were leisurely shopping when Ella all of a sudden burst out in a very loud voice, “Ahhhh Dammit!” Shocked, I looked down to find her just […]

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Late Bloomer (and Pumpkin Muffins)

I have always caught on to trends way past when it was cool to do so. I finally decided to grow my bangs out… just about the time that having bangs became cool again. You know that No-Knead bread that was so popular a year or two ago around the blogosphere? I am just now […]

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