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Holiday Treats: Chocolate Bark with Pomegranate Seeds, Coconut and Ginger

Holiday Treats: Chocolate Bark with Pomegranate Seeds, Coconut and Ginger

This chocolate bark with pomegranate seeds gets a tiny kick from the ginger and a pop of texture from the juicy pomegranate seeds.  This is so easy to make, just like our Read more
Competing Thanksgiving Traditions: How Do You Make it Work?

Competing Thanksgiving Traditions: How Do You Make it Work?

Thanksgiving. It’s a timeless American tradition and one many of us look forward to for weeks, even months.  But be honest, could any meal encompass higher expectations and more pressure?  For sure, the rewards are great. We gather with our families and/or friends... Read more
Healthy Halloween Recipes:  Witches' Fingers and Terror-ific Tomato Soup

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Witches’ Fingers and Terror-ific Tomato Soup

While this might seem rather gruesome, you can serve this with a free conscience as no witches were harmed in the making of this recipe.  In fact, it's completely vegetarian -- and a hearty healthy Halloween dinner to serve before trick-or-treating.  This smooth... Read more

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Spider Black Bean Dip

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Spider Black Bean Dip

Black beans, fresh tomatoes, and vegetables (spiders optional) make this a healthy yet deliciously fun dip for a Halloween party or as a meal before heading out to Trick or Treat.  Serve with cheese cut like pumpkins, our homemade tortilla chips, and your favorite v... Read more

Light Desserts: Mini Phyllo Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

Light Desserts: Mini Phyllo Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

One of my favorite things to do with our 15 year old daughter, Celia, is to develop new dessert recipes.  Usually we ... Read more

What Moms Really Want for Mothers Day | Special Mothers Day Ideas

What Moms Really Want for Mothers Day | Special Mothers Day Ideas

                We moms (and dads) love our children intensely. From the moment we bring our warm, soft, intoxicatingly good-smelling little bundles into our home, we put aside our own need... Read more
Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

                     

(Moms--Please share this with your family and try not to peek!)

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How to Make the Best Margarita | Grapefruit Margarita Recipe

How to Make the Best Margarita | Grapefruit Margarita Recipe

Want to learn how to make the best margarita? Celebrate Spring and Summer weather with citrusy, fresh mixed drinks. Even if it's cold outside, just shake the ingredients together and feel the warmth.  Serve this delicious Grapef... Read more

Homemade Hot Chocolate Submarinos

Homemade Hot Chocolate Submarinos

When my kids came in from shoveling snow today, I remembered the most delectable hot chocolate drink I had once sipped in a café in a bus terminal in a remote area of Argentina, when I  was feeling chilled from winter travel.  When I ordered hot chocolate, I was surprised when the bartender ... Read more
Candles or Carpools? How Do You Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Family?

Candles or Carpools? How Do You Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Family?

Before we became parents, Valentine’s Day for Andrew and me usually meant reservations at a romantic restaurant or eating dinner at home with candles and cocktails. Once we had kids, our Valentine's Day dinner reservations took a hiatus while we helped the kids make cards for all of their clas... Read more