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Spiced Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Recently I used cranberries as decoration in an ice bath for drinks. Well I decided to repurpose them into cranberry sauce! For the past few years I’ve jarred my own, but something was missing. It’s such a polarizing dish and I think a lot…

November 21, 2018
Family Featured Food

Family Recipe: Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Now that I’m living nearby to loved ones again, I’m making it my mission to track down and make all the yummy family recipes. One of my favorite dishes my grandmother makes is homemade chicken soup with dumplings, and it’s the perfect time of…

November 5, 2018
Family Featured Food Holidays

Top 5 Fall Family Essentials

All summer long it seemed like our family was spread out throughout the house avoiding touching anyone or anything — this may sound personal, but I swear it was just because of the lack of air conditioner! Now that the temperatures are significantly dropping…

October 3, 2018
Featured Food Marriage

Braided Leaf Apple Pie

I joked on Instagram recently that I was going to go into pie making business to justify my excessive trips to the apple orchards this fall. Well, I made my first pie of the season and, needless to say, I’m lucky that one measly…

September 19, 2018
Featured Food

Easy Pressure Cooker Apple Crisp

We brought home about 40 apples from the farm over the weekend and I knew I wanted most of them cooked up in dishes that would make our house smell like heaven. My first endeavor would be Apple Crisp. My husband laughed at me…

September 11, 2018
Featured Food Parenting

What After School Looks Like at Our House

Although my “baby” has been in school for awhile now, he officially started his very first day of Pre-K this past Tuesday.  It feels like he’s grown so much this week alone, reciting full songs and books from memory, doing math (what?!), and explaining…

September 7, 2018
Featured Food Health

Healthy Yogurt Ring Pops

When you think of things that remind you of summer, I bet popsicles are somewhere in the mix. We’ve been dealing with a popsicle crisis in this house — Fox eats one and immediately wants another. If it’s not in his hands, he’s devastated.…

August 3, 2018
Featured Food Parenting

Our Favorite On-The-Go Fresh Snack (with Recipe)

There’s an ongoing joke between me and my husband regarding my favorite food and cravings. Whenever someone asks him what my favorite type of food is, his reply is always “fresh.” This stems from my go-to response of “something fresh” whenever I’m asked what…

August 2, 2018
Featured Food

Summer Traditions, Old and New

Here in New York we’ve endured nearly a week of 90+ degree days, leaving no question in anyone’s mind of the current season. With these blisteringly hot days, it served as a reminder to switch into my “summer mode” — everything from clothes and…

July 5, 2018
Featured Food

The Rachel Cookout: Turkey Reuben on a Bun

When I was in college I got a job at my favorite restaurant. The food ranged from chicken wings to filet mignon, but the best part of the menu were the sandwiches, especially one more commonly known as The Rachel. The Rachel is basically…

June 21, 2018
Buffalo Featured Food

Happy National Donut Day!

Happy National Donut Day! What a welcome into June, right?! We got a new donut place in town on Memorial Day, so we obviously had to do some major taste testing. It’s called Peace, Love and Little Donuts (apparently a franchise found in quite…

June 1, 2018
Featured Food

Rewarding Myself for Tiny Achievements

I have a confession to make… I am a perfectionist. Your typical Virgo; a type-A personality that is over-organized and holds everyone around me to the highest of consistency and standards. It’s definitely a blessing and a curse. While I can always be relied…

May 31, 2018