Summer Dessert Recipes

Summer Dessert Recipes

It's officially SUMMER. School's been out for two weeks already for my kids, so technically summer vacation started in spring. "Spring" vacation doesn't quite have the same ring though. This summer's a little different for us. We've just moved to our new house on my parents' property, about 40 minutes away from our old house in Frederick. ...read more »

Spring House Manor Farm Visit

Spring House Manor Farm Visit

A couple weekends ago my husband and I were invited to visit Spring House Manor Farm, about 10 minutes away from our old house in Frederick. The owners of the farm are Abby and Tony Brusco, ALSO known as the owners of Hometown Harvest (blog sponsor and organic+local grocery delivery service extraordinaire!). The Brusco family moved out ...read more »

Easy Cornbread Recipe

Easy Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread is a dinner accompaniment that everyone seems to forget about. And, I have to wonder...why? Here's what's funny. Cornbread's REALLY easy to make and I bet you already have the list of ingredients sitting right in your pantry and fridge. The exception, one might argue, could be buttermilk. Good news - that's an easy fix! Buttermilk is essentially dairy with a little ...read more »

ADMERICA! 2014

ADMERICA! 2014

If you're involved at all in world of advertising and marketing, then it's likely you've heard of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), based out of Washington DC. If you're not involved, here's the AAF mission: The American Advertising Federation protects and promotes the well-being of advertising. We accomplish this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of ...read more »

Seared Shrimp with Whole Wheat Pasta

Seared Shrimp with Whole Wheat Pasta

I'm a big fan of pasta. Like, I could eat it just about every night if given the chance. The other evening we needed a quick dinner thrown together after a busy afternoon of dance practice, a lacrosse game, errands and work. Pasta's great because most of the time the entire meal can be cooked in 20 minutes or less, ...read more »

Homemade Frozen Fudge Pops

Homemade Frozen Fudge Pops

Who doesn't love a frozen fudge pop? Many of my childhood summer memories include sprinklers, bike rides, hide-and-go-seek,  ice cream trucks and Fudgsicles galore! Mmmm.... Fudgsicles.... My neighbors have been following the 100 Days of Real Food guidelines for over year now. They make their own sandwich bread, mozzarella cheese, granola, and.... Frozen fudge pops. When I saw their kids ...read more »

10 Make-Ahead Casserole Recipes

10 Make-Ahead Casserole Recipes

Who doesn't love a warm, gooey casserole? Especially the kind that can be made ahead and either tossed in the fridge till dinner the next day, or frozen for weeks (or months)! To me, casseroles are one of the best comfort foods out there, and make-ahead casserole recipes are the best. THE BEST! My sister-in-law is 8-1/2 months pregnant ...read more »

12 Easy Recipes for Mother’s Day

12 Easy Recipes for Mother’s Day

  In case you haven't been paying attention, tomorrow is MOTHER'S DAY. On May 11th, 2014, mothers across the country will be wishing for a day where they can...relax. That's right, more than anything (even, jewelry!), most moms want Mother's Day to be 24-hours (heck, we'd settle for just a couple...right?) of peace and quiet. No decision-making. No breaking ...read more »

Easy Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Easy Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

I started making all of my own pizza dough last year after watching my sister and soon-to-be brother-in-law make theirs the past few years during our family vacations at Smith Mountain Lake. Lemme tell ya, homemade pizza dough is crazy simple to make. EASY-PEASY. (Even though I know lots of people think otherwise.) While my usual recipe ...read more »

Honey Whole Wheat Waffles + Giveaway!

Honey Whole Wheat Waffles + Giveaway!

In the month of May I'm participating in the Hometown Harvest #HH30Days Real Food Challenge, which means we're trying our best to eliminate all things processed from our diets for 30 days. You know, like the all-purpose flour and granulated sugar that are two of the main ingredients in my regular quick waffles recipe.... Good news is waffles ...read more »

Quick, Easy and Healthy Family Meals {VIDEO}

Quick, Easy and Healthy Family Meals {VIDEO}

Last night I joined Mamavation TV as a guest on the Monday night show, and spent an hour with Leah, Jasmine and Lydia (and via chat with the others) talking about recipes for quick, easy and healthy family meals (a few I mentioned are linked at the bottom). Fun! Takeaways: I feel very, very lucky to not ...read more »

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