Thanksgiving Side Take 1: Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Rosemary

As far as I’m concerned, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  There are no presents, bags of candy, costumes to fix, endless parties, etc etc.  It is simple….food, family, giving thanks and lots of fun.  That is why I love it.  The simplicity!  This mashed potato recipe is a slimmed...

Cooking Out of the Box: Healthy Ground Turkey Helper

Do you remember being in college and resorting to Hamburger Helpers to feed yourself.  If you had a chef or a huge budget, obviously our college experiences were very different.  I was on a pretty tight budget, so eating in was a must and this was when I first...

Healthy Kids: Deconstructed Turkey Sandwich

Change it up Mom!  That is the theme constantly going through my mind as I make another turkey sandwich for my kids lunch box.  Here’s an idea!  Whatever season it is, go to Target and grab one of the many holiday cookie cutters, (I chose a pumpkin) in a...

Last Minute Dessert: Vanilla Marscapone Cream “Fois Deux”

Vanilla Marscapone Cream is something that I love to serve my children in leu of ice cream and it makes for a fabulous addition to various deserts that you might serve at a dinner party.  Sometimes my menu is so complex that I prefer to have desert be something...

Comfort Food Remix: Tomato Soup with Updated Grilled Cheese

         It’s starting to get cold, even in Texas.  Why we start to crave warm comfort food, in my opinion, comes from a natural biological trigger.  Feed me for winter!  A favorite comfort meal for our family is classic tomato soup and with a grilled cheese...

Rachel Zoe Faux Fur Black Vest, Oh YES!

Update! Wore my vest, belted with a dress, vintage necklace and booties.  Lot of compliments, love my Zoe vest! This is an update to my previous and very popular entry on the Rachel Zoe faux fur vest I purchased from  CUSP.com.  A new site I discovered recently that is affiliated...

Double Duty! Made in the USA Moment & Health and Beauty Reflections: Tea Tree Please

This Tea Tree product is one of my favorites.  I apply it to my skin after washing as a toner.  It refreshes, sanitizes and leaves my skin fresh but not dry.  In fact, it has never dried out my skin.  It is wonderful to use on blemishes and even...

Take Me Away: Tiamo, Fly Fishing Heaven

Tiamo!  That word says it all.  Tiamo is truly an off-the-beaten path upscale fishing retreat.  It has something for everyone.  If you are a hard-core fly fishing enthusiast, this is the place for you.  Tiamo, which is located on South Andros in the Bahamas, is only accessible by boat....

Kid Quotables (6)

  “Look Mom, it’s a monkey sock!” –my son’s reaction to seeing a sock monkey at the fall festival.  Sounded really funny coming out of his mouth!  

Sunday Supper: Healthy Mini Meatball Marinara

  It’s Thursday, plan today, shop Friday, cook Sunday!  I love spaghetti and meatballs but it can take a little time so I usually save this favorite dish until Sunday when I have more free time.  I sometimes do part of the work the day before, sometimes all on...