Easy Grain Free Breads & My Favorite Gluten Free Pizza Crust

September 4, 2013

I eat both grains and gluten (Dave will always hold a special place in my heart), but I enjoy experimenting with gluten free products and grain free baking.  And when I come across a good recipe, I love to share as I know many of you out there avoid gluten.  So, here’s what we’ve been […]

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Today I Made

August 23, 2013

I always enjoy reading about what Katie made today, especially her DIY projects and cute skirts.  She also bakes cookies…a lot of cookies, and after bookmarking several of her recipes, I finally got around to making a batch.  Um, definitly waited way too long to try your cookies, Katie. Vanilla Almond Butter Spiced Cookies Katie’s […]

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Sandwich Convert

August 17, 2013

I haven’t been much of a sandwich girl since I stopped bringing my lunch to school many years ago.  When I lost weight, I began making more elaborate lunches – usually big salads, roasted veggies, potatoes, some form of protein, etc.  Long gone were the days of a simple PB & J or grilled cheese. […]

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The Evolution of A Nursery

August 13, 2013

With our first nursery, I thought I needed so many things, and said things had to come from certain stores.  As a first time mom, I wanted everything to be perfect for our new baby girl.  I still want things to be perfect for our last baby girl, but now I know what truly matters. […]

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This Time Around

August 1, 2013

This pregnancy hasn’t been much different from my first two, although the nausea stuck around a bit longer.   I’m almost 23 weeks and finally feeling more like my old self again.  Per usual, I lost weight during my first trimester, and now I’m doing my best to gain.  Still craving lots of bagels, chicken, […]

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New House

July 22, 2013

So many changes happening for our family these days.  First off, we moved (and have been without Internet for two weeks.  Oh Internet, I rely on you way too much!).  Anyway, we had outgrown our current space and fortunately found a wonderful house in a neighborhood that we love.  And that’s that.  We said goodbye […]

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My Go-To Dish for Cookouts This Summer

June 23, 2013

We ate something similar to this dish at a cookout on Memorial Day.  It was so simple and everyone loved it.  I’m not even sure who brought it to the party, but I have since recreated it and plan to take it to every potluck style gathering we attend over the next several weeks.  Love […]

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Forget the Siesta, it’s time to Fiesta!

June 16, 2013

Today is Charlie and Katie’s first birthday and yesterday we threw a little fiesta to celebrate! There was a coloring table… Nonna (my mom) made gluten free cupcakes for our wheat-free guests.  She used a boxed mixed and then doctored them up with homemade chocolate fudge and lemon buttercream icings.  We’re all about the frosting […]

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What I’m Craving Now

June 7, 2013

Chicken Salad!!! I hosted our play group today and served my new favorite chicken salad along with warm pita bread, sliced avocado, a version of this spring vegetable rice salad and fresh fruit. The recipe isn’t new.  It’s one I used to make all the time but with a few additions.  Just needed a little tweaking. […]

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Easy Toddler Gifts

May 3, 2013

We’ve been busy this spring! Spending a lot of time at various parks…. Dragon Park – a local favorite. Eating A LOT of these… Starbucks Spinach Feta Wrap – I’m addicted!    I never understood why people would sit and wait in a long line at the Starbucks drive-thru when it would be quicker to […]

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