Spring time preschool snack

I have one very creative and curious four and a half year-old.  I find myself looking for activities to fill the late afternoon hours while his brothers sleep and he just wants to chat, create, or “do something Momma.”  Recently Cashel has really grown in the area of focus and  in his pure love of […]

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Easter Dinner Menu

I’m not sure if I’ve had this much fun creating and executing a menu. I think because I tried a lot of new things, had a very open minded audience, and love this special season so much it just was particularly enjoyable to plan. In my “Easter and Eggs” post I asked for your info […]

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Pad Thai

So I’ve been on the hunt for a delicious Pad Thai recipe and  found one in new favorite cookbook Happily Homemade  (you can read my full review here – I really can’t say enough good things and that’s why I just keep telling you about it, one of these days you’ll snag yourself a copy!)  […]

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Saturday Brunch

We have slowed our Saturdays way down.  Usually there is something on the house fix-it list, but we primarily rest and play. It’s been a refreshing change.  Today first up was  smoothies for breakfast and a family movie while I made brunch.  The boys love snuggling on the couch with their Papa and I so […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day: Food

So as I shared yesterday St. Patrick’s Day is a super fun holiday for our family. I love finding all kinds of big and small ways to celebrate. This was the snack we put together for Cashel to share with his preschool friends yesterday. Easy to locate foods, I even found some on sale that […]

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Irish Soda Bread: A traditional recipe

Our family is Irish and the beautiful land and people of Ireland hold a very special place in our hearts. I mean all three of our boys were named for places in Ireland! We hope to someday take them to their namesake locations and travel the gorgeous countryside as a family. Cashel was named for […]

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Coconut (Cup)cakes

This is a recipe for Coconut Cake that I have watched my Mom make many times for special occasions all through my growing up years. I don’t actually like coconut flavored things so I’ve never really even eaten this cake.  That could be totally dangerous to admit, since I’m highlighting it on my blog. However, […]

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Happily Homemade: A Cookbook Review

Oh my this book!  Happily Homemade by Rachel Schultz has captivated me. I cannot believe how gorgeous the photography is, how practical the recipes are, and how easy this book is to use. I think I have a new favorite. While there are new (to me) ingredients or new ways to use them, like using […]

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Chicken Parmesan and Trying New Things

Chicken Parmesan is not new to the grownups of the house, but cooking it is new to me and eating it is new to my kids! I’ve included a brief video showing me putting together this recipe last night with my kids playing at my feet.   I provide a few tips and a general overview […]

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