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 […]

Grow Your Blog In 10 Minutes A Day

13 ways to grow your blog

Who doesn’t want your blog to have more traffic? Who doesn’t want to be bigger, which we all associate with with being better? Becca Ludlum, of My Crazy Good Life spoke at Type A in Atlanta with thirteen great ideas of things you can do in just ten minutes a day to grow your blog. Not […]

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Delicious homemade pulled pork sandwich

For some reason, as soon as football season approaches, I’m ready for the barbecue type food. The idea of a pulled pork sandwich and some quality mac and cheese makes my tummy happy. Of course summer has finally arrived in Chicago (hello, September?), which means that it is hot outside, and I don’t have the […]

And The Travel Gods Laughed

Hopping to your gate in O'Hare

Sometimes the travel gods smile on you and sometimes they just laugh at you. I travel often enough that I am pretty confident of what I need to do and when to ensure that I make my flight. Granted, I no longer fly every week for work the way I used to (and oh how […]

Protecting My Kid

What are you protective of?

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IAmProtective #CollectiveBias On Thursday last week, Mister Man came home from school. He dropped his backpack on the floor and immediately stomped upstairs. This is not usual behavior for him. As I started to follow him, Little Miss […]