Beaches Turks & Caicos: Ten Things To Know Before You Go

Beaches Turks and Caicos things to know before you go

A week ago, I was enjoying paradise at Beaches Resorts in Turks and Caicos as part of the Beaches Social Media on the Sand Conference (where I received a discounted stay as part of my conference fee). I had an amazing time while there, but there are also some things I wish I’d known ahead […]

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Scone Recipe

Yummy homemade healthy pumpkin scones

So here’s the conundrum. I don’t like coffee, but I like things with a hint of coffee – coffee ice cream, coffee flavored drinks, and more. The same holds true with one of the major flavors of fall. Shhh. I don’t like pumpkin. Pumpkin pie? No thank you. But make it into a hint of […]

Brewing Up Fall Love With Teavana

Brewing Teavana Pumpkin Spice Brulee

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Teavana. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. It’s fall, and I’ve been indulging in just a few of the accompanying flavors, much to my family’s delight. I’ve been making pumpkin brownies and apple cider donuts. […]

Cinnamon Apple Crepes {With Door To Door Organics Giveaway}

Cinnamon apple crepes

I am being compensated by receiving product to try from Door to Door Organics in exchange for providing my honest opinion about their products and service. All opinions remain my own. After being out of town for most of the last week, I’ll fully admit that I didn’t eat as many fruits and vegetables as […]

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Delicious baked apple cider donut recipe

Saturday was Mister Man’s birthday, and we’re lucky that his school still allows us to send in birthday treats. And homemade treats at that. This year, he requested that I make apple cider donuts. Apparently when I made them a couple weeks ago, they were a huge hit. I’ve made apple cider donuts before, but […]

Door To Door Organics – Better Than A CSA

Door to Door Organics Chicago 1

I am being compensated by receiving product to try from Door to Door Organics in exchange for providing my honest opinion about their products and service. All opinions remain my own. I am a huge fan of CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) where you purchase a share of a farm and then receive fresh produce all […]

Chicken Tamales With Chipotle Sauce {Gluten Free}

Homemade chicken tamales

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Little Miss is in a Spanish immersion class at school, and she has been learning exclusively in Spanish (with a little English being added now that she’s older) since then – that includes not just the language, but […]

Dear Me, Excuses Are Like…

Tell the truth. Have you been going to the gym?

sigh So I took a look at the letter I wrote to myself at the beginning of this year. You know, the one where I talked about how I’d done such a great job working so hard for the last year and how I needed to make sure I didn’t let it all go to […]

Roasted Parsnip Puree

Delicious gluten free dairy free vegan roasted parsnip puree

When I first heard of parsnip puree, it was when someone was talking about them as a replacement for mashed potatoes as a side dish. As much as I enjoy parsnips in a pot roast and other hearty dishes, they just weren’t cutting it for me when I thought about things I wanted to eat […]

Homemade Lemon Squares {Dairy Free}

Plate of lemon squares

Little Miss has a dairy allergy, which means I adapt a ton of recipes to work for her. When it comes to baked goods, it generally isn’t that hard, as I’ve gotten really experienced at working with coconut oil and other alternatives. Most of the time, I’m making what sounds good to me, but there […]