Little Blue Truck Birthday Party

Our sweet, funny little man just turned 2! We hosted a party at our house for our friends and family and had a few of Oliver’s friends over too. I love using literary themes for kids birthday parties as there are so many personal touches you can make with them. Last year, I picked “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” by Eric Carle for his first birthday … Continue reading Little Blue Truck Birthday Party

Menu Planning: Seafood Paella, Baked Trout, Braised Cabbage and Raspberry Jam Tart

Every year around the holidays, we always get together with my aunt and uncle, who live close by, and my cousin, who is down visiting her parents from New York. Each year, the food and company are amazing and we usually exchange foodie type gifts, which are always welcome! In November, my dad had brought out some frozen brook trout he caught in Illinois and … Continue reading Menu Planning: Seafood Paella, Baked Trout, Braised Cabbage and Raspberry Jam Tart

Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

Wow – this has been a month of good eating! So many Christmas cookies, all-inclusive buffets, rich holiday foods, and delicious party┬áhors d’oeuvres. All amazing food, no doubt, but its time to move past all those delicious, rich foods and build back the resolve to eat delicious, healthier foods. This soup is the perfect recipe to do just that. We made a similar version in … Continue reading Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

New Year’s Food Resolutions

Happy New Year! I’m so glad to be back at the blog after some time away! We took a family vacation before the Christmas holiday to enjoy a little beach time in the Dominican Republic with our little half pint! We had such a great time. The weather was beautiful, the accommodations were wonderful and the food at our all-inclusive resort was actually really good! … Continue reading New Year’s Food Resolutions