Wordless Wednesday: November in Photos

Fall foliage … Sleepy animals … Sophie’s 5th birthday … Authors I met … Lisa Klug Peggy Orenstein … Vanessa Diffenbaugh … So many books, so little time … Ready for winter … Random … Okay, one from October …

Thankful …

Throughout the month of November, I’ve been reading Facebook status updates from friends stating what they are thankful for each day. While I didn’t post daily status updates, I did spend some type over the last few days writing down the things in my life I am grateful for. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, […]

Forget the Turkey, Start Thanksgiving with Dessert

Only four days until Thanksgiving … and I have yet to decide on which dessert to make. Maybe you’re having this problem too. I want to share with you a few of my classic Thanksgiving dessert recipes and two new dishes I tested this year. The decided to try Cranberry Crumb Bars with Mulling Spices from […]

Who Needs Turkey with These Thanksgiving Sides?

We’re approaching one of my favorite holidays — Thanksgiving! Really, what’s better than a holiday devoted to food and eating? No gifts, no guilt, just delicious food and family. Each year I always make the same traditional side dishes, many of which I’ll still be making again this year. But I wanted to try out […]

Election Day from the Mouths of Babes

Today is election day in the United States and most of us Americans are going to the polls to elect a president (along with a few congresspeople, mayors, and propositions). Never resisting an opportunity for a teachable moment with Sophie, I decided I should inform her of what is happening in our country. So on the […]

Cooking Fun with Weelicious

This week I was fortunate to meet Catherine McCord, better known as the Weelicious blogger. I’ve been following Weelicious for a while.  I love her recipes that focus on healthy (yet realistic) eating, and making kid-friendly meals and snacks. So how excited was I when I found out Catherine just released her debut cookbook?! And […]