Sour Cream Coffee Cake That is Oh-So Sweet!

A few years ago I created Sister Kitch’n, a simple recipe blog for the ladies of my family.  My mom, sisters, aunts, cousins and grandmothers are all invited to post their favorite recipes, new or old.  The recipes vary – all meals and cuisines are welcome, and it doesn’t matter where a recipe originates as […]

Catching Up With An Old Friend Over Breakfast Strata

My dear college friend Molly came over for breakfast on Sunday.  She lives in eastern Pennsylvania, so our visits together are few and far between.  She was in town for less than a day before heading home to her three little ones, so I feel so lucky that she chose to spend some of her […]

Rhubarb Cake

One of the best parts about living in a big city is appreciating just how small this town can be.  We live in a bustling neighborhood in the heart of downtown Chicago, but I feel like I know my neighbors and the people who work in our favorite shops. Just the other day I ran […]

Sweet Potato Breakfast Smoothie – Sweet!!

With the sun rising off Lake Michigan pretty early these days, the kids can’t sleep much past 6:15 am.  Fortunately, our usual Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is an easy and healthy way to start the day.  It is a nice energy boost for all of us. This morning we were out of frozen blueberries – yikes!  […]

A Great Way to Start the Day

As I have written about before, we start every morning with a breakfast shake.  The kids don’t like cold cereal, and I like packing more than a couple servings of fruits and vegetables into a tasty and convenient smoothie. Every night when I put Evie to bed I ask her what she wants me to […]

Going Bananas Over Strawberries

The local produce market I shop at once a week had a sale on domestic strawberries – just $0.50 a pound!!  Granted, the fruit was about 5 minutes from going bad and it wasn’t organic, but at that price I just couldn’t walk away.  So, I scooped up four packages, raced home and spent yesterday […]

Homemade Granola for a Mama of Two

My friend Sarah over at welcomed a new baby girl the other day.  She now has a boy and a girl, too, so I know our families will have lots of fun together watching our kids grow up.  Finding friends in this big city can be tough, so I am so grateful to have […]

Sunday Breakfast Pancakes and Syrup

Sunday mornings are my favorite.  Even though my husband has to work on weekends, he usually doesn’t leave until later in the morning so the four of us are given a short but precious opportunity to enjoy time together. The rest of the day is just like any other weekday, so we really appreciate a […]

Baked Apple Pancake on a Cloudy Sunday Morning

Every morning for the past several weeks, Mack has been waking up earlier and earlier.  He used to greet the morning around 7:30 – today we reached a new low with his 5:50 wake up call. Buddy, its still dark out!!  And, since he shares a room with Evelyn, they both were ready to start […]

Quinoa Pancakes for Breakfast

Sunday mornings are my favorite.  We usually bring the kids into bed with us so we can all snuggle and doze a little longer than usual, and then the kids and I make a nice breakfast together. I found this quinoa pancake recipe in last month’s Everyday Food magazine, and I immediately knew it would […]

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