summer’s over, 2012 “saucy” edition: cherry cola glaze

cherry cola glaze

September 28th, 2012

Confession: I have – when no one is looking – eaten this sauce straight from the bowl. It is that unbelievably good. And so, so easy. The sauce cooks on the stove, the ribs cook in the oven (with a quick finish on the grill) and dinner is served… Enough talk – let’s eat! Grilled […]


to market: fruit leather

fruit leather

September 26th, 2012

Remember when I wrote about buying too much at the farmer’s market? And how roasting is a great way to use all that gorgeous produce that’s now sitting in your kitchen? Well – I did it again. Except this time with fruit. Specifically, peaches. To me, a peak-of-season peach is one of the most satisfying […]


101: vinaigrette

salad, vinaigrette

September 24th, 2012

This is for Sammi………. Why anyone would buy bottled dressing is beyond me. Making a delicious homemade vinaigrette couldn’t be easier, and you cannot compare the two. Even the fancy expensive dressings often have added chemicals and stabilizers. Xanthan gum? Autolyzed yeast extract? No thank you. This is all you need to remember when making […]


the lowline

the lowline

September 22nd, 2012

I had a whole other post planned, but I saw something so cool yesterday – and it won’t be around for long – so I had to share it with you all right away! We (Noah, my parents and I) attended an exhibit  illustrating the vision behind the world’s first underground park – called, appropriately enough, […]


living on love

living on love

September 20th, 2012

I am thrilled beyond words to be  featured over at one of my favorite blogs, Living on Love. I’m part of her “Favorite Blog” series and am truly honored to be included…. Lacy was the first person to ask me to write a guest post for her – I was not even blogging for 6 […]


summer’s over, 2012 “saucy” edition: mango-sesame dressing

grilled chicken with mango sesame dressing

September 19th, 2012

I don’t know about you all, but I always cling to these last few weeks of summer. Yes, I’m still rocking my white jeans. Yes I’m still carrying my burlap tote bag. And yes, I am still grilling (and by “I”, I mean Mike). Now, truth be told, we are fortunate to have a grill […]


blove: girls of a certain age

girls of a certain age

September 17th, 2012

I’m extra-excited about today’s “blove” – because this blogger is MY AGE, you guys. Which may not seem like such a big deal, but believe me – it’s huge. See, when I started blogging less than two years ago, I really wasn’t following many other blogs. That quickly changed, and now I barely have time […]


friday. it’s the new thursday.

friday. it's the new thursday.

September 14th, 2012

I recently re-read my last “Thursday with Noah” post. And I still can’t believe almost a whole year has passed since I decided to take this once-a-week with my boy and just disappear for the day. And although it felt like an ending (and I felt sad, as a result), I know that it really […]


couple of things…

fern foliage in november

September 12th, 2012

Taking you “off-site” today – come join me! I’m blogging over at Bonbon Break this week. Have you heard about this new blog? Kathy and Val (who each have wonderful blogs of their own) have partnered to “introduce exceptional blogs in an easy and fun format for busy moms, and to provide a place where bloggers […]


d.i.y.: pop-tarts

homemade pop tarts

September 10th, 2012

I have a confession to make. While my daily breakfast is, indeed, an English muffin, hard-boiled egg and a large iced coffee, it’s not what I wish it could be. I WISH it could be………..a Pop-Tart. And not just any Pop-Tart. A brown sugar-cinnamon Pop-Tart. Frosted, of course. But, really? While every once in a rare […]