A Mother’s Heart

A Mother’s Heart

About 8 months ago my daughter suddenly became very sick. We spent a week in the hospital while a team of doctors ran test after test on her. There was a CT scan, an MRI, an EEG and countless blood…

Bacon, Brie and Mango Grilled Sandwich

Bacon, Brie and Mango Grilled Sandwich

If you asked me what my favorite comfort food is I wouldn’t even have to give it a second thought – a grilled cheese sandwich. There is just something so special, and nostalgic, about a grilled sandwich oozing with cheese….

“Healthy” Stuff I Will Never Try

“Healthy” Stuff I Will Never Try

I’m a reasonably healthy person. I eat well. I go to the gym several times a week. I don’t get sick often. I have good skin, good teeth and I’m not overweight. Some of this is a direct result of…

How to Make Paper Fortune Cookies #BlueDragonCNY

How to Make Paper Fortune Cookies #BlueDragonCNY

I have a four year old. We do crafts. Every single day. I’m not kidding. Walk into my living room at any given moment and the coffee table is covered in construction paper, pencil crayons, glue, string and glitter. Oh…

Mirror Mirror…

Mirror Mirror…

I am an adoptee. With red hair. I resemble absolutely nobody in my family. Growing up people were always asking me where my red hair came from. If they were strangers, which they usually were, I would just shrug and…

Creamy (dairy free) Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

Creamy (dairy free) Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

We love salads in our house. And when I talk about salads I don’t mean iceberg lettuce with shredded carrots. I’m talking about baby greens and spinach with fresh berries or fruit and crunchy nuts or seeds and usually some…

Valentine Pretzels

Valentine Pretzels

These cute little Valentine Pretzels are a great project to get your kids in the kitchen. I mean, chocolate and sprinkles, it just doesn’t get any better than that does it? Since there is no cooking or measuring (once you…

Butter Chicken and Bacon Pizza #Recipe #PasteVSSauce

Butter Chicken and Bacon Pizza #Recipe #PasteVSSauce

If you love Indian food you probably love Butter Chicken. It’s so delicious and so easy to make, especially with Patak’s Butter Chicken Sauce. It only takes about 20 minutes, and one pot and I especially love butter chicken because,…

Beef and Broccolini Stir Fry Wraps

Beef and Broccolini Stir Fry Wraps

I love finger foods. And a lot of kids, like mine, love finger foods. My kid also happens to love broccoli. She most definitely got the broccoli loving gene from her father. I am not a fan. However, we have…

My No Resolution New Year (and a giveaway) #ONatural

My No Resolution New Year (and a giveaway) #ONatural

To Resolve or Not to Resolve I don’t make New Years Resolutions. I never have and I never will. I firmly believe that when you come to the realization that you need to make changes in your life there is…

A Poem To Your Child #FPMakeTimeToPlay

A Poem To Your Child #FPMakeTimeToPlay

Some times it seems that the days go by so quickly that you blink and a year has passed. My little girl is going to be five this year. Five! I’m still struggling to wrap my head around that fact….

Bacon and Devilled Egg Bites #Recipe

Bacon and Devilled Egg Bites #Recipe

Just before Christmas we had a potluck lunch at work like we do every year. Last year I thought I would be different and make fresh rolls because who brings fresh rolls to an office potluck?  Well I do and…

9 Kitchen Myths We Need to Ditch

9 Kitchen Myths We Need to Ditch

1. Rinsing pasta is a good idea This is something I remember my mother always doing (which is surprising because she’s a genius in the kitchen) but don’t rinse all that starchy goodness from your noodles. It helps any sauce…

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