Holiday Appetizers

It’s officially the holiday party season.  Sparkly necklace?  Check. Holiday outfit?  Check.  Delish and easy appetizer? Hmmm…..well, have I got the best holiday present for you. Here are some of my tried and true and BEAUTIFUL holiday appetizers that will both impress the eyes and the bellies of your friends and family: Cheeseball -8 oz […]

Tips for Celebrating Hannukah

Chanukah…Hannukah…however you spell it, the “Festival of Lights” is nothing but F U N for all families, Jewish or not. So here are some of our tips for celebrating Hannukah at home and in our community.  Now bust out the dreidels and get reading! This post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you make […]

Lunch Box Ideas for the Whole Family

It’s baaaaccckkk.  Yep, you know what I’m talking about: school.  At this point everyone is refreshed, refocused and ready to have a successful year.  But there’s one thing that I don’t particularly love about going back to school.  I love the homework, don’t mind organizing our schedules, but I LOATHE making lunches.  So thankfully I […]

Garden Inspired Dishes

It’s that time of year when gardens are in full bloom and the produce is plenty.  The only problem is, you can only make a tomato mozzarella salad so many times.  But have no fear, I have some great recipes for you to use the spoils of your garden (with maybe some help from your […]

Spiced up S’mores

Summertime means something decadently delicious in our house:  s’mores.  But here’s the thing….I can only eat the same thing so many times.  That’s why I have come up with these ways to create some spiced up s’mores.  Read on for my family friendly hacks and shortcuts, as well as some unique ways to make s’mores […]

Best BBQ Dishes that Impress

My favorite part about summer?  Going to BBQ’s!  And even better?  When someone else hosts the barbeque and I can focus on creating one amazing dish to contribute to the fete.  But here’s my secret…I only make easy dishes that look like I was slaving away in the kitchen all day.  Here is my collection […]

Grill Like A Girl

It’s officially grilling season in Chicagoland—woo hoo!  You know what that means?  Easy prep and less dishes to do thanks to your good old buddy the grill.  I know that there are many women who are intimidated by the metal beasts that await on their patios, but you don’t have to be! My no-nonsense tips […]

Mocktails for Moms

One of my least favorite things about being pregnant were the dietary restrictions.  Especially when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes with my second child.  But I figured out ways around the food rules, especially when it came to treating myself to a mocktail. So in honor of my favorite mamas-to-be, here is my collection […]