• Korean Style Cauliflower Rice March 27, 2015 IMG_5684-1
    It’s Friday!!! Woot woot!!! We survived another week!
    We’ve been in Dallas and have been having so much fun and my brother’s family and sister’s family arrive tonight so my kids are so excited to see their cousins!
    Spending time with family. Seriously, this is what it’s all about.
    I love that all …
  • Scalloped Potato Casserole with a Twist March 24, 2015 IMG_5496-1
    I love scalloped potato casserole dishes. .  and love to vary them up all the time. Last year, I topped my potatoes with sliced tomatoes and now, I seem to do this all the time. I love the freshness and burst of flavor that the tomatoes add.
    Easter is right around …
  • Vegetarian Farro Soft Tacos March 22, 2015 IMG_5371-12
    Hey everyone!! We’re on Spring Break and I’m in Dallas with the girls visiting my parents. Do you remember Spring Break as a kid or a teenager? I think I just remember lounging around the house, sleeping in late and hanging out with friends.
    Since my parents live in Texas, we …
  • Nespresso by KitchenAid Giveaway!! March 20, 2015 P140183_1z-12_main
    There are moments in my day that I always look forward to. .  moments with my daughters, cooking and eating dinner with my family, visits with friends, when the FedEx guy comes by with packages and my quiet mornings.
    I wake up at 6am every morning, yes, even sometimes on Saturdays …
  • Zucchini Noodles with Puttanesca Sauce March 18, 2015 IMG_5965-6
    My spiralizer. Yes, I’m hooked. And not with just zucchini. I’ve been spiralizing broccoli stalks, Chinese radishes, carrots and potatoes. I’m actually reviewing the new Inspiralized Cookbook by Ali Maffucci for The Kitchn and will be giving away a COPY so stay tuned for that post and a chance to …
  • Spring Pinterest Party!! March 17, 2015 Creative-Home-Pinterest-Party-Spring-board-cover
    It’s almost Spring! The weather is getting warmer, skies are blue, the grass is growing. It’s time for a Spring Party!

    Because we know you love Pinterest! And we know you love to celebrate Spring! We are celebrating with a fun Pinterest Party!
    And we’re giving away a Maximum Extraction Juicer …

  • Avocado Crostini Three Ways! March 16, 2015 IMG_5927-1
    Don’t you just love it when leftovers inspire something great?! Well, maybe I shouldn’t call them leftovers. .  but foods, fruits and vegetables I had laying around left over from other recipes . .  and half of a baguette.

    I am crazy about crostini. Like, crazy love the stuff. Toasted bread …

  • Asparagus Gruyere Tart March 13, 2015 IMG_5837-1
    That dreaded walk of shame.
    You might know that walk. And maybe you have to endure that walk pretty frequently like myself. I’m talking about whenever I’m late for something. Walking in late. With my head slightly down.
    At church. At pre-school when I drop off Madeline late. At Madeline’s ballet class. …
  • Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad March 11, 2015 IMG_5299-2
    You guys. I think we made it. We survived another winter.
    I’m starting to see real signs of spring and we actually put away my daughter’s snow boots and snow pants the other day. The weather is now in the mid to upper 50’s here and Friday will be 65 degrees! …
  • Triple Threat Brownies + A Giveaway! March 9, 2015 IMG_5640-5
    Yes, you read that right. I’m calling these Triple Threat Brownies. These are chocolatey, fudgey and gooey. Everything you need to be considered a triple threat brownie in my book.

    Don’t know what I’m talking about? In the entertainment world, you are considered a triple threat if you can sing, dance …

  • Fennel Apple Salad March 6, 2015 IMG_5281-9
    With no real signs of spring coming any time soon, I’m taking matters into my own hands. Making salads and celebrating in-season spring vegetables!

    I love fennel. Absolutely love it. And I actually prefer it raw in salads because I love the texture and the crunch!

    Wednesday of this week I finally …

  • Cinnamon Sugar Popovers with Nutella + A Giveaway!! March 4, 2015 main_5561-1
    Yesterday, I shared this recipe for savory cheddar cheese and chive popovers . . to say I’ve been on a popover kick would be an understatement.
    I thoroughly tested a few methods and after I perfected a simple way (NO blender or mixer) of making popovers that worked, I wanted to …
  • Cheddar Cheese and Chive Popovers March 3, 2015 IMG_5502-1
    You guys. .  these popovers.
    Magical.

    A popover is a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter similar to that of Yorkshire pudding, typically baked in muffin tins or dedicated popover pans (as seen above), which have straight-walled sides rather than angled. Popovers impressively rise up and over the pans they’re baked …

  • Beef and Barley Stew with Biscuit Croutons March 1, 2015 soup main_5231-4
    Today’s recipe is all about celebrating fresh produce and pantry staples. Because, friends, that’s all you really need to make a great meal.

    Recently, the good people from Farmbox Direct sent me a box of 100% organic fruits and vegetables. Farmbox Direct is a new subscription based produce delivery service. They are a …

  • Seven Sundays Muesli + A Giveaway!! February 27, 2015 IMG_4937_new-1
    It’s insane the number of emails I get on a daily basis asking me if I want to sample a new product. As a food blogger, it’s fun but now that I’ve dabbled in a lot of reviews and tried a lot, I now only accept a few.
    I look at …
  • Velvety Leek and Potato Soup February 26, 2015 IMG_4680_soup-1-2
    I’ve never been one to be afraid and not talk about stuff. But I think it’s hilarious how this recipe and post came together for The Kitchn, where I am a contributing writer and recipe developer.
    So, my love for all things dairy (cheese, ice cream, recipes using heavy cream, etc.) …
  • Dukbokki: Korean Spicy Rice Cakes February 24, 2015 IMG_5109-1
    We live in a small town, just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. The population here is a little over 12,000 people and unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot of diversity where we live. Especially at my daughter’s elementary school.  . . a vast difference from where we lived in Washington, where …
  • Chinese Egg Drop Soup February 22, 2015 IMG_4428_soup-6
    It’s Sunday and I’m about to get real.
    Growing up, I loved the sun.  . I laid out and perfected my tan like no one’s business. As a kid and teen, I was pretty dark and loved it. What was it all about back then? Wanting to be tanned skinned and …