Back to School, Meal Planning, Recipe Reviews, Recipes

Back in the Saddle, again….

Well folks, it’s finally here: the dawn of the new school year is upon us. In just a matter of hours, we jump back on that hamster wheel of schedules, routines, and all the demands of school, work, and weekends hockey. Seeing as though I just returned to the classroom last year, I am still somewhat… Read More Back in the Saddle, again….

Beach, Summer, Vacation

Top 10 Things I Won’t Miss About Summer

I’ve done a pretty good job lately of mourning the end of summer. In fact, I’m fairly certain I’ve gone a bit overboard; guilty of uttering, “I just can’t believe its August ___ already!” every. single. day. But, amidst all my whining lamenting, I’ve realized there are more than a few things about summer that I will actually… Read More Top 10 Things I Won’t Miss About Summer

Appetizers, Gardening, Recipes, Small Plates

Tomato, To-mah-to

Nothing says summer quite like a harvest of fresh homegrown fruits and vegetables.  Here in the Northeast and New England, we don’t get to enjoy too many varieties of homegrowns outside of the summer season. But our gardens do pack a mean punch when its their time to shine! That being said, I do everything in… Read More Tomato, To-mah-to

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New Blog Series: Recipe of the Day!

In honor of my love of eating cooking, I’ve decided to start a little series on the blog devoted exclusively to all of my favorite sweet treats and good eats. My goal is to post at least one main dish, side dish, and dessert recipe each week to share with all my beloveds in attempt to give… Read More New Blog Series: Recipe of the Day!

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Saying Goodbye to Summer

Today over lunch, my four year old asked me how many days were left until fall. As a teacher’s kid, he should have known his question broke one of the Cardinal Rules of Summer where one is forbidden from mentioning the F-word until at least the dawn of Labor Day. I did my best to… Read More Saying Goodbye to Summer

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Olympic Fever

I love everything about the Olympics. The competition, the pageantry, the patriotism, the hype; I simply cannot get enough. Like many of my Olympic fever-stricken friends on social media and around the world, I am glued to every ounce of coverage I can spare a moment to watch. Every two years I find myself becoming… Read More Olympic Fever

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6 years . . . already?!

Easily lost amidst all of the boys’ birthday party fun is the fact that the very next day was our Alejandro’s official 6th birthday. And while this could have been a recipe for an anti-climactic day, a little snafu on behalf of the party rental company ended up making it one of his favorite birthdays to date.… Read More 6 years . . . already?!

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For the Love of Backyard Birthdays

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved birthdays. My mom likes to tell a story about how as soon as I was old enough to understand how a calendar worked, I would circle my special day in the month of October (its the 11th, just in case you’re interested) and begin… Read More For the Love of Backyard Birthdays

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The Money Talk

There’s been a lot of talk about money in our house lately.  What is it? Where does it come from? Who makes it? How does a person get it? As you can tell by the line of questioning, the interest is coming from the two youngest members of Camp Jarl, more than likely precipitated by… Read More The Money Talk

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Culinary Chemistry

I love to bake. I love to cook. There are few things in life I enjoy more than being in the kitchen.  With a cup of coffee or glass of wine in hand and some Sinatra on the Sonos, creating something to enjoy with the ones I love around our family table truly feeds my… Read More Culinary Chemistry