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Dealing With Postpartum Depression (Recipe – Deep Dark Chocolate Cake)

I first realized I had a problem a couple of months ago. Leah, my new baby, was 3 months old. I was still in new baby bliss, totally loving every moment with her. One part of me felt extremely happy… life was about as good as it can get. What began creeping up on me […]

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Good Looking PB&J

I wanted to let you know that the newest roundup for Through My Lens is up over at Culinary Snapshot. The theme this time was to pretend like you were hired by a magazine to shoot a Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich…how would you interpret that assignment? I hope you will head over and check […]

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It’s About Time (Recipe – Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing)

I’m just going to throw this out there knowing that all of you are probably nodding your head in agreement. What the heck is up with time, lately? I have so much I want to share with you and so much I want to do, but have had the most difficult time pausing life to […]

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Spontaneity and BlogHer Food (Recipe – BBQ Shrimp)

When I was a Freshman in high school, I woke up on a dreary, wintery Kansas Saturday, came downstairs to the kitchen table and discovered a note left from my parents that said “We went to find the sunshine… be back on Monday”. Off the point of my post, my parents obviously had a lot […]

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The Winner & What’s for Dinner Wednesdays (Recipe: East Meets West Burger)

Lots of you showed up for the Singing Dog Vanilla Bean Paste giveaway (which now includes cinnamon as well because we had over 100 comments!) Thank you! I’m pleased to announce that the winner, chosen by the Random Number Generator at Random.org is…. Nora from Fuss Free Recipes! Congratulations, Nora. For those of you who […]

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Thou Shalt Not Judge (Recipe – Rib Rub That Rocks)

My husband came home from work the other day and said “Do you ever talk to Tabitha?”, referring to a mom we both know. “Yes” I replied. “Sometimes… why?” “I don’t know… I just got off the phone with her and she is kind of spacey. She just doesn’t seem to have it all together.” […]

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Beef It’s What’s For Dinner Wednesdays (Recipe – Cajun Beef Southwestern Salad)

When I met my husband many moons ago, I had quite a bit of baggage that I brought into the relationship with me. I will go into all of that another day, but I was pleasantly surprised when Nick’s family welcomed me in with open arms, not really caring at all about the baggage I […]

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Singing Dog Vanilla Bean Paste Giveaway (Recipe – Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting)

I need to get one quick thing out of the way, and then on to the giveaway details! I want to give a special shout out to Amy from the blog, She Wears Many Hats. Amy created this gorgeous Clicks 4 a Cause button for me to use to raise money for my friend Ann. […]

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Clicks 4 A Cause (Recipe – Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting)

Today, I witnessed the most loving, most beautiful, and most heart breaking wedding ceremony ever. My friend Ann, and her husband Hal, renewed their vows to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. In a packed sanctuary, we watched as Ann walked down the aisle, flanked by her two young daughters, to meet her groom at the […]

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We’re Eating In (Recipe – New York Style Pizza Crust & Sauce)

It happened for a reason. I’m sure of it. I was browsing Facebook one day last month when I came across a status update from Nicole at Pinch My Salt. She said something to the effect of “I’m not going to eat out for one month.. think I can do it?”. I responded that I […]

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