Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

Another great recipe for soup lovers! Soup is great because it’s filling and warm and inviting, all while being perfect for your littlest eaters. This recipe helped me sneak nutritious vegetables into my 4-year-old’s diet and helped me use up 2 huge leeks I received in this month’s farm delivery. Luckily, the family gave this […]

Potato Leek Soup

This recipe comes from a simple little cookbook that I picked up in Ireland while traveling. The cookbook is an unassuming paperback, almost pocket size but contains practically any Irish recipe you can think of that’s made with potatoes. If you haven’t heard of Colcannon, you have to check it out! I tried my hand […]

All Natural Sore Throat Remedy

Between our preschooler and our soon-to-be toddler, we as a family have had our fair share of colds this winter, so when I discovered this easy-to-make cold remedy, I was ecstatic (or, as ecstatic as a tired, ailing, stuffy momma can be…) This is a home remedy that can nip a sore throat in the […]

The Magic of Muddy Feet

The weather in New England has been unusually warm this winter, which is both wonderful and eerie, depending on how you look at it. While I love the snow and all the sledding and snowshoeing that accompanies it, my son is EXTREMELY sensitive to the cold weather and pretty much hibernates from December until March, […]

Squash Soup with Beans and Tomatoes

I swear, I make more than just soups! But soups are my ultimate go-to; they’re easy to make and they’re my all-time favorite food. I love that you can throw together whatever you have on hand and make an infinite variety of meals with a simple side salad and crusty bread. Plus, just add in […]

Quick and Easy Warm Salad Recipe

After indulging in heavy holiday dinners to close out the year, I started feeling like we needed some new, healthy, vegetarian recipes to round out our diets. My goal in the coming weeks is to try one new vegetarian recipe each week. This one was easy – it takes about 15 minutes and you probably have […]

Love is Christmas

I don’t care if the carpet’s stained We’ve got food upon the table I don’t care if it’s gonna rain Our little room is warm and stable Love is who we are And no season can contain it Love would never fall for that. These are the lyrics to a 2011 Sara Bareilles song entitled […]

The Magic of Salt Dough Ornaments

I’m part of the International Moms Club in my area and we plan various fundraisers, play dates and get-togethers that both moms and kids can enjoy. This holiday season, some of the moms organized and hosted a salt dough ornament making party, a simple and natural way to make ornaments and decorations. The kids rolled […]

Re-Gifting of the Magi

This year we had a bit of a family blow out over our annual tradition of picking names out of a hat for Christmas. We couldn’t come to an agreement about themes, amounts, or what was considered “equitable” gift giving. Rules and regulations were established: there was to be no cheapskating, no re-gifting or any […]

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Continuing my goal to try one new vegetarian recipe a week, I decided to try my hand at a special pumpkin soup! It’s quick to prepare, but totally hearty for those cold winter evenings when you can’t think of what to make for dinner. Serve with a crusty baguette and simple salad and spice it […]