Before we start talking about cleanses, diets, workouts, and protein shakes on January 1, let’s have on last hurrah, and enjoy a rich, decadent, oh so bad for you, chocolatey shake. Today’s recipe is inspired by a chocolate cake that I make every year for Christmas Eve.  My family and I absolutely love this cake, but after a few days it starts to get dried out, and it just doesn’t taste the same.  So asRead More →

Having 3 boys in my house, means, my pantry must be stocked at all times.  Aside from having snacks and meals for the family, you never know when a guest might stop by, or who your husband might bring home ( I hate when they do that).  Not to mention I love to entertain, so if people do stop by, I must have something yummy to serve them, even if it’s at the last minute.  TheseRead More →

Welcome to my Monday, otherwise known as grocery day!  In addition to all of the other chaos that occurs on a Monday morning at my house, it is also time to plan out my dinners for the week.  Sometimes I get it done on Sunday, but on the weeks that I’m running against the clock (which is pretty much always) I end up scrambling on Monday morning. Here’s the routine, every week I choose a coupleRead More →

Like clockwork, every January, health and fitness move to the top of everyone’s list.  Whether it’s a New Years resolution, getting ready for Spring break, or maybe we just ate and drank too much during the holiday!  Either way, getting in shape is always on every ones mind, come the first three months of the year!  Those who know me, know that I love hitting the gym.  It is a huge part of my life, andRead More →

Let me start out by saying Happy New Year everyone!  Hope all of you had a great holiday spent with family and friends!  My holiday was crazy busy and pretty much lasted the entire month of December, whether it was going to a party, hosting a party, school Christmas concerts, hockey parties…the works!  Once it was all over, I decided to take a look at my fridge, because it was still overflowing with leftovers.  TheRead More →

So if your one of those people who grew tomatoes this summer your baskets are probably overflowing with your crop by now.  If you don’t grow your own tomatoes make friends with someone who does and I’m sure they will be more than happy to share!  I am one of those people who love to grow tomatoes, there is nothing like a tomato fresh from the garden, so at the end of every season IRead More →

Oh how I love summer and everything that encompasses it, but unfortunately it is that time of year again summer is ending and my favorite fruits will soon be out of season!  So every year at this time when fruit is the ripest and the cheapest, I always make some sort of cobbler or crisp recipe.  This recipe is for a delicious Peach Blueberry Crisp made with fresh peaches and blueberries!   Huge props toRead More →

After a long weekend of indulging in food and champagne,  I’ve decided to start the week off right, with this light and super easy salmon and quinoa recipe.  This recipe comes from a very close friend of mine, Lali, who made this dish for a playdate/pool party that my boys and I were invited to recently at her home.  The salmon and quinoa were just divine so of course I had to ask her forRead More →

Make a statement this Fourth of July and not with your outfit!  Try this wonderful recipe for a delicious and patriotic Flag Cake. I got this recipe from Ina Garten aka The Barefoot Contessa (I just adore her and her food).  I knew it would be great, because everything she makes is fabulous and her recipes are so easy to follow, you just can’t go wrong! Once again she hit one out of the park!  InRead More →

    I just got back from New York and while there I was determined to partake in a slice of “New York Style” pizza.  Being from Chicago, this is a big deal because there is this constant debate over whether or not Chicago pan pizza is better than the New York thin pie.  So my girlfriend and her husband had some friends over and they decided to order some pizzas from a place calledRead More →