Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

I am a firm believer that you can't have too many pancake recipes. They're just so...easy and yummy and practical. It's like the trifecta of breakfast food qualities! This weekend I'm trying to make good use of a bag of organic lemons that I bought a couple weeks ago and have had stored in the crisper drawer ...read more »

Guest Post: Tips for Making Fantastic Red Wine Sauce

Guest Post: Tips for Making Fantastic Red Wine Sauce

Do you want to surprise your guests by making fantastic red wine sauce at home? Highlight any meal or dish you prepare by adding sauce made from red wine! Wine sauces are perfect for enhancing the taste of any dish you make. With a wine sauce, the natural flavors of any dish are emphasized which ...read more »

Chicken Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

Chicken Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

Here's another one to add to the quick and easy weeknight dinner rotation. Don't you just love those? I think every weeknight is busy for us, especially during the school year and ESPECIALLY in the springtime. My husband is a high school varsity lacrosse coach, so we either try to squeeze in a quick family dinner ...read more »

15 Budget Friendly Family Recipes

15 Budget Friendly Family Recipes

Who doesn't love a few new ideas for budget friendly family recipes? We all get into a rut, cooking the same few things week after week, often out of habit and routine rather than the fact that our families love the recipes. Am I right? Unless, of course, you're one of those really great meal planners ...read more »

We’re Moving to The Farm

We’re Moving to The Farm

This summer we're leaving Frederick. I KNOW. I've had people tell me when they think of Frederick, they think of me. It's funny, I didn't grow up here, but I've certainly planted roots since moving to Frederick in 2001. Our kids were born here. My husband grew up here. All good things come to an end, and so ...read more »

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian. Brussels sprouts are like the hipster vegetable. They're cool because they've always been so UNcool. It's ironic. Although hipsters are technically conformists within their own subculture, in comparison to the much larger mainstream mass, they are pioneers and leaders of the latest cultural trends and ideals. -Urban Dictionary Except ...read more »

Remove Self-Doubt as a New Blogger #SpillYourGutsy

Remove Self-Doubt as a New Blogger #SpillYourGutsy

Every new blogger feels it. Or thinks it. At least once, but probably more like dozens of times. Or everyday. Am I good enough? Is it worth it? Everyone else seems to have it all figured out. They know ALL the things! Well, having blogged for almost a decade now (four of those here), I can tell ...read more »

My Little Pony Pinkie Pie Lunch | Guest Post from Lunchbox Dad

My Little Pony Pinkie Pie Lunch | Guest Post from Lunchbox Dad

Beau Coffron a.k.a. Lunchbox Dad and I "met" during the 2013 Babble 100 Best Bloggers Readers' Choice awards - we were neck and neck for first and second places for weeks! He ended up winning (yay Beau!), and it was a fun competition for the both of us. But, I will win this year! Hahaha. Beau makes ...read more »

Zucchini Banana Muffins

Zucchini Banana Muffins

My day started out like any other Sunday: warm cup of coffee, perusing Facebook, checking email and making a few blog updates. Specifically, I was changing the homepage to show post excerpts rather than two full posts, followed by post excerpts. Doing this involved going into the Editor and placing code within the Theme Functions (functions.php). I ...read more »