Ten Summer Recipes

July 19, 2016 Blog


We’re always in search of  fun ways to refresh ourselves during the summer, so we dug deep into our recipe box for some old favorites, and then added some new ones we just tried. Perfect for kids and adults alike, these recipes are sure to please. 1. Semifreddo Who says you can’t enjoy homemade ice […]

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Cupcake Wars

April 26, 2016 Blog


I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time. And, I know I’m going to get a lot of grief for it, but here goes . . I’m waging war against cupcakes. I like cupcakes. But, I feel as if cupcakes are overtaking our lives. Lately I’ve been noticing a trend when I pick […]

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The Morning After

March 28, 2016 Blog

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It’s Easter Monday. The morning after. And I’m alone. Well, I’m not really alone. I’m sitting here working and the siren song of chocolate is calling. There are six Easter baskets filled with chocolate, toffee, caramel, jelly beans, peanut butter and chocolate eggs . . . well, you get the picture. I’m sure you’ve a […]

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In the Kitchen with Addison

February 1, 2016 Blog


Our children have always loved to help out in the kitchen. When they were younger, they would sit and watch us, waiting to taste-test whatever it was that Greg and I were making. These days, they are becoming pretty self-sufficient in the kitchen. Here, Addison (age 9) tells us a bit about her love for […]

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The End.

January 13, 2016 Blog

The sun sets on another year!

It is the end, of craziness. Today, January 13, 2016 marks my official New Year. I’m almost 2 weeks late in celebrating the arrival of 2016, but with the delivery of more than 2 dozen homemade donuts to my daughter’s school yesterday morning (for her birthday celebration), I am officially off the hook for any […]

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Sunday Prep: Snacks

January 6, 2016 Blog


I’m out of step this week trying to get back into the swing of things following Christmas break. After a fun and relaxing holiday season, we’re back to our usual crazy schedule of work, school and after-school activities. I’m driving here and there, cracking the whip on homework, piano and guitar practice, and repeatedly asking […]

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10 Tips to Change the Way You Think About Mealtime

January 4, 2016 Blog


We all know the benefits of eating well, but we also know that there are barriers that get in the way of us doing just that. Perhaps it’s those snacking habits you picked up as a kid. Maybe it’s the lure of easy-access fast and convenience foods, or the perceived lack of time to eat […]

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Bake a Cake

January 3, 2016 Blog


For centuries, cakes have been used to mark occasions from religious holidays to weddings, birthdays, and other life moments. Whether they are  enjoyed as part of special or everyday celebrations, having a cake is a simple act that everyone, young and old, remembers. Around here, a homemade cake is a birthday tradition that is a […]

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The End . . . or The Beginning

September 6, 2015 Blog


While back-to-school time may herald the end of the summer, it is the Labor Day weekend that drives the nail into the coffin. No more white shoes, no more living in bathing suits and flip flops, no more waking up without an alarm clock. Instead, soccer season is in full swing, homework complaints have begun, […]

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Our Cuban Food and Farm Adventure

August 25, 2015 Blog


The bees were buzzing, the birds chirping, and the blur of the yellow and orange butterflies swooping to the flowers surrounded us as we made our way up the dirt path that inched closer to the steep-sided limestone mogotes that towered over us. We were in Valle de Viñales in the Piñar del Rio province […]

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