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…

Oh the Places You’ll Go #FordNAIAS

Oh the Places You’ll Go #FordNAIAS

Where do you want to go? When I started this blog almost 4 years ago I had no idea of the places it would take me, both figuratively and literally. I started writing simply because it’s something I’ve always enjoyed…

The Life We Live and the Lives We Touch

The Life We Live and the Lives We Touch

You haven’t painted a master piece or penned a best selling novel. You didn’t make waves as a Grammy winning artist. You didn’t make an important medical or scientific discovery. Your name is not in magazines nor will it be…

My 9 Social Media Pet Peeves

My 9 Social Media Pet Peeves

I love social media. As a blogger it is an essential part of my business. It allows me to share content. It allows me to engage with my readers and peers. It can be a starting point for business opportunities….

Once a Ford Girl… #FordNAIAS

Once a Ford Girl… #FordNAIAS

About a dozen or so years ago I made a rather large change in my life. After 10 years of being in a not so healthy relationship I finally got the courage to stand up and move on. Everything in my life…

Help My Winter Skin!

Help My Winter Skin!

I am a very fair skinned redhead. We are famous for having sensitive and often dry skin. Even at the best of times I need a good moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated.  And once winter hits I need to…

Talking Tomatoes and the Big Questions

Talking Tomatoes and the Big Questions

I can’t remember exactly at what age I started attending church. I just know that it was as far back as I can find a memory. Every Sunday my parents dropped myself and my older brother off at the church…

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