Anniversary Dinner–family style

Our anniversary hit on a weeknight this year.  I still wanted to mark the date, but getting a babysitter and going out, just wasn’t a realistic option, that night.  I was reminded of my parents’ anniversary celebrations from when I was growing up.  They never had much money and Mom maintained that she preferred her […]

Have a TIE-riffic Father’s Day!

Last year I created a whole Father’s Day Celebration around the stereo-typical tie theme, and I blogged about it for the Fave Crafts blog.  You can read the post here, and download their free e-book here that includes some of my instructions, and more great ideas from other bloggers.  Here are a few pictures of […]

Guest Post & GIVEAWAY: Tea Time for Toddlers

The following is a guest post by Shannon from My Baby Clothes Boutique. I actually threw a tea party like this a few years back for my daughter and her friends. I even dressed up as “Mrs. Manners” and gave an etiquette lesson. It could be a great boredom buster during summer vacation. Read on […]

Flashback Friday: School’s Out Breakfast

My son had kindergarten graduation tonight, and will have his last day of school on Wed. My daughter is at a different school and still has a couple of weeks left, but I think a lot of you may be getting ready to welcome the kids home for the summer, soon. They would love a […]

BABY TIME Guest Post–"Storking the Freezer" Shower

I remember how naive I was when expecting my first baby. I didn’t know what I was in for, and that may be better. As a chef and a mother, one of my favorite services to offer is that of making freezer meals for expecting and new mothers. I don’t know how anyone else’s has […]

Let’s Play Music Recital/Party

Ok. This is going to be my last post for a while, before turning things over to my talented guest bloggers, unless I have baby news to report, or unless I am bored of having no baby news to report and decide to blog to pass the time. I am happy to report that I […]

April Fool’s Day Fun!

I wasn’t sure between pregnancy and my music classes that I teach on Thursdays whether I would be able to pull anything off, or not. Thankfully I got my husband on board to finish preparations while I taught, and I am happy to report that we got them! Doesn’t that cake look delicious? How about […]

Chocolate Coated Valentines

One more quick Valentine’s post for those who are still searching for ideas for dinner tomorrow. Nothing says romance better than chocolate, right? My friend, Trish, shares a couple of ideas of ways to use chocolate for serving food or goodies that look fairly easy to do: And awfully cute!I had seen the ballon trick […]

Comfort and Joy, A Seasonal Meal

I’ve been wanting to share this “comfort-food”-themed Gourmet Group meal with you, since I had the pleasure of eating it, a year ago. Unfortunately, I didn’t get photos right away, and then the season had kind of passed. I’m sharing it with you now, because some of the ideas, might work well on your Thanksgiving […]

Comfort and Joy—A Seasonal Meal

I’ve been wanting to share this “comfort-food”-themed Gourmet Group meal with you, since I had the pleasure of eating it, a year ago. Unfortunately, I didn’t get photos right away, and then the season had kind of passed. I’m sharing it with you now, because some of the ideas, might work well on your Thanksgiving […]