Recipes

Sunday Morning

I really treasure Sundays.  My husband has to work on Saturdays, so Sunday is our only day together as a family.  I usually get up early with the kids while Chris snoozes in.  We play toys, read a few books and prepare breakfast.  Its a nice way to start what is always a nice day. […]


Honey and Cinnamon Ice Milk

As I’ve written about many times before, I really love the co-op we belong to.  Twice a month, local farm-fresh food is delivered to my area, and my family is happier and healthier because of it.  We order everything from pasture-raised beef to free-ranging chickens to sweet maple syrup.  Perhaps one of my favorite items […]


“Fancy Chicken” from Drizzle Kitchen

Our good friends Sarah and David gave us a totally awesome “Welcome, Vivian!” gift: a delicious dinner prepared and delivered by Kendra Peterson, the super talented chef behind Drizzle Kitchen here in Chicago.  We had the luxury of choosing a meal for her to create, and as soon as I saw the description of her […]


Sweet Potato Pancake with Wilted Spinach and Egg

I am always trying to come up with recipes that use the standard ingredients I always keep in the house.  Keeping a stash of regular and reliable items in the pantry and fridge ensure that a healthy, simple and economical meal is never far off. For lunch yesterday I came up with a delicious meal […]


Chocolate Cookies Via Pinterest

I did it! For the first time ever, I actually made something I pinned on Pinterest! The other afternoon Mack refused to nap, and if I wanted to keep him out of trouble I knew I’d have to keep him busy.  So, he and I got to work in the kitchen on these flourless chocolate […]


Meez Meals – Day 5 – Sicilian Pasta + GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

I prepared our final Meez Meal for dinner last night.  Just like the first four meals, the Sicilian Pasta with Cauliflower and Herbed Oil was easy to assemble and completely delicious.  I have leftovers for lunch today and I’m already getting hungry! This week has been a lot of fun for me.  The folks at […]


Meez Meals – Day 4 – Chile Relleno Burrito

I made myself a really yummy lunch today thanks to Meez Meals, the semi-homemade meal delivery service I’m trying out this week.  Although I thought I’d use all the meals for dinner, it turns out that a warm and healthy homemade lunch is a real treat.  The chile relleno burrito I had today was full […]


Meez Meals – Day 3 – Roasted Artichoke and Cherry Tomato Paella

I’m well into my first week trying out Meez Meals, a wonderful semi-homemade meal service based here in Chicago. Since having Vivian four weeks ago, its been hard for me to prepare interesting homemade meals while keeping three kids content. This service delivers all the prepared ingredients and instructions for me to whip up restaurant-quality […]


Meez Meals – Night 2 – Spring Panzanella with Asparagus and White Beans

As I wrote about last night, I’m trying out a new semi-homemade meal service this week called Meez Meals. Last night’s dinner Brussels Sprouts and Pan Fried Tofu in a Sweet Chili Sauce took just 15 minutes of my time, but tasted like I had spent several hours prepping and cooking.  Tonight’s menu of Spring […]


Meez Meals – Night 1 – Brussels Sprouts and Tofu in a Sweet Chili Sauce

Ever since Vivian was born three weeks ago I’ve struggled to balance my time and energy.  I still value the homemade lifestyle, but with time a luxury I’m ashamed to admit that Evie and Mack have had PBJ’s for dinner a few too many times lately (granted, the peanut butter and the jelly are homemade!).  […]


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