Raspberry Vanilla Coconut Pops

Have a nagging sweet tooth poking you? This healthy dessert will fulfill that sugar craving. The natural sweetness of raspberries adds a tangy taste while coconut gives these pops their creamy consistency. Mix all these flavors together and freeze for an instantly satisfying popsicle. Raspberry Vanilla Coconut Pops Recipe Ingredients 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk 1 cup raspberries (or strawberries) […]

Holiday Hors d’oeuvres Made Easy

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it is time to begin thinking about what the holiday spreads will include this year. We always go all-out with hors d’oeuvres in my family, so much so that sometimes we have no room to eat the actual holiday meal, but we continue to overindulge and over prepare anyway. […]

Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash Puree

As moms we can all relate to having a neglected home. You’re used to seeing a kitchen sink full of dishes and laundry that hasn’t been folded or put away yet. After all, you’re busy caring for a newborn baby, feeding, changing diapers, and staring lovingly at her all day. It’s okay. Stare away, soak all this […]

Why Dad is NOT a Babysitter

I’m a military mom who’s just come off of one month of duty. This will mark the third year that my husband has had to handle our children without me for the duration of my spring tour. And he does it like a boss. And that’s not including all the months I spent at boot […]

Homemade Paper Valentine’s Cards

This year for my son’s first ever Valentine’s Day exchange, I wanted to do Valentine’s the way I made them as a kid. None of those store-bought, tear-apart cards that are basically just advertisements for cartoon characters – I’m talking the real deal! It’s a fun activity for the kids, and even a fun, therapeutic […]

Turkey and Orange Puree

Yes, I love the holidays, but even randomly throughout the year, I love to bake a fresh turkey from time to time. One of my favorite things? Adding ingredients that I know and love in between the skin of the bird. So good!! My go-to seasonings include thyme, rosemary and lemons. You want the meat nice […]

Hand-Painted Letters for Christmas

These hand-painted letters are a meaningful and affordable gift that you can make for children and adults alike! Easy to make, beautiful, and totally personalized, they’re an easy way to cross every gift off your holiday present list. These particular letters were painted for a set of twins turning three. I asked what their favorite […]

Saving Your Sanity This Holiday Season

Well, here is it: December 1st– the kick off of the most awesome, amazing, and horrifyingly stressful time of year. Each year, I try to get ahead of things, I try to have all my proverbial ducks in a line in order to sit back and enjoy the holidays, only to forget 80 things, two […]

Roasted Yellow Squash with Olive Oil and Cilantro Puree

I find that baby food is a reflection of how we eat. My family and I are eating more healthy lately, since it’s up to me to keep my infant daughter healthy. So, when I’ve gone to the store lately, I end up buying things I normally wouldn’t buy for myself, like carrots. Gross. I’ve […]

Unique International Holiday Cuisines

Imagine asking your family, “What’s for Christmas dinner?” and the answer being something like, “Oh, probably a mixture of the fat of hunted reindeer, seal oil, and crisco mixed with berries.” Huh? NPR did a report recently on unique holiday cuisines, and the first piece was on traditional Alaskan food. And would you believe that […]