Your New Fall Staple, Honey & Thyme Roasted Figs

If you have been perusing the grocery isles lately, chances are that you have begun to see the second round of fresh figs making an appearance.  To me, nothing feels more like fall than fresh figs and red wine, hmmm.   I decided to post a recipe with a...

Kid Quotables

     I was touring a Ranching and Heritage Museum with my daughter’s 3rd grade class for a field trip.  The kids had to answer questions about all of the homesteads and exhibits around the museum as we made our way around.      When we came upon one...

It’s Movie Night! An Easy and Fun Birthday Party for Your Kiddo, Right at Home!

  For my daughter’s 9th Birthday she wanted to have a movie night, so we sat down together and started planning.  Because we have a basement theater, I thought this would be a fun party to really get creative with.  Come to find out, there are so many great...

Easy Fall Dressing…Not What You Think?

       Every at home “chef” needs a go to salad dressing to whisk up on a whim for last minute dinner plans or for larger get togethers.  My Zesty Bits dressing packs a powerful flavor punch while still being simple with regard to the ingredients and assembly.  This...

Update! Fun Finds: Kitchen Tools & Free Giveaway!

Congratulations to Kelly from Pennsylvania on winning the Index Advance Chopping Board Set! I love when I discover anything fun for the kitchen.  Tovolo is one of those brands I’ve seen around stores and on the internet so I wanted to pass along a few of their fun and...

Kid Quotables

I just love this entry! This summer we were in New York for vacation and one of the exciting things we did was take the kids to see The Lion King.  They loved it!  Of course we watched the movie endless times before the theatrical production, and many times...

School Days, School Days…..

  Well, here we are!  Back to school.  As you can probably observe from my absence during the latter part of the summer, my children and the full time job that comes with entertaining them during the summer months, took me away from posting on LLL for much of...

Hidden Veggie, Quinoa and Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Mmmmmm…..These were good and easy to prepare and the kids loved them.  Because of the hidden sauce, your kids will get some veggies in their dish and never even know it!  Wonderful on a fall evening!

Need A Beach Read? ‘Gone Girl’ Will Do The Trick!

       Chilling, mysterious, shocking, twisted…all words that I come away with to describe Gillian Flynn’s book Gone Girl.   Flynn carefully constructs her lead characters, however, a 180° turn is in store for Nick and Amy.  Who to believe, who ’s side to take?  You will not...

Party Favor or Weeknight Fare: Oven “Fried” Basil Parmesan Breaded Chicken Strips

  If you need a recipe that is sure to please young and old alike, these chicken strips will do the trick.  They are easy and can be done in bulk or just for a family dinner.  Another great detail about them is that various condiments go well with...