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Game Day Cornbread Chili Recipe

I’m almost done planning Fox’s birthday and let me tell you, I’m so glad it falls on the big game day. This football theme is easy peasy! As I was firming up the menu I landed on a football party staple: chili.  You may know…

January 18, 2016
Food

Spicy Game Time Seattle Hot Dogs

Fox’s first birthday lands on the big game day, so we are planning a family party (relatives will be flying in from Northern California, New York, and North Carolina!) to celebrate our little guy during festivities. Lots of family and football equates to one thing:…

January 12, 2016
Food

Creating New Traditions (Plus Bacon + Squash Farfalle Recipe!)

Over the holidays I talked a lot about my family’s deep rooted traditions and recipes, which brought up a thought that never crossed my mind before: I’m unconsciously failing at creating my own traditions. I’m now on a mission to start our own activities…

January 6, 2016
Featured Food

Honey Walnut Panna Cotta

Happy Monday everyone! I had a busy weekend filled with friends, cooking, and making big plans. Tyler’s 31st birthday is tomorrow and we are heading to Disneyland for a couple days, but before we hit the road I want to let you know about a…

December 7, 2015
Featured Food

Cozy Winter Mitten Cookies

It’s Cyber Monday and I am combing the Internet for deals on cold weather clothes. If you’re a frequent reader you’re probably thinking, “Um, you live in California – why would you need those?” And the answer is simple: for the first time in six…

November 30, 2015
Featured Food Holidays

Two Sweet and Salty Recipes + $10 PayPal Giveaway!

The day after Thanksgiving always marks the day that we put up our “family” Christmas tree. We love the holiday season around here so we technically have two trees – one that goes up pretty much right after Halloween that’s more for show (white lights,…

November 27, 2015
Food

Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Kalamata Olive Tapenade

Let me start off with a disclaimer by stating that I come from a big Italian family. Expressive conversations, loads of food, and warm greetings litter my memories of childhood. I was lucky enough to spend a significant amount of time during the day with…

November 26, 2015
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Cherish the Present

Something funny happens when you get older. People tend to move away, get married and have children – everything changes. So when the holidays roll around it’s always interesting to see how deep-seated traditions stir into new ones. I’ve mentioned in past posts that…

November 25, 2015
Featured Food

Cinnamon Roll & Almond Stuffed Baked Apples

When I was small, our Christmas tree went up the day after Thanksgiving without fail. The boxes were brought down from the attic and my family spent the day unwrapping ornaments from bubble wrap and newspaper, reminiscing about when and where they were purchased. We…

November 23, 2015
Food

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LegendaryTailgate #CollectiveBias Yesterday my hometown team donned all red for Thursday Night Football and I was ready for a homestyle tailgate. It’s been getting cooler here in San…

November 12, 2015
Food

Game Day Chili Bar and GIVEAWAY (Closed)

When Tyler and I got married we had a problem seeing eye-to-eye on one specific thing: football Sundays. How was I supposed to give up an entire day of Netflix and deep conversation so that my husband could yell at the TV with a…

September 30, 2015
Food

Quick Lentil, Bruschetta, and Feta Dip

My sister-in-law makes this amazing lentil, bruschetta, and feta dip that always seems to spoil my appetite. It tastes like it’s taken forever for the flavors to set in and looks even more complicated. Then I got the scoop: it’s three ingredients mixed together.…

September 6, 2015