Broiled Grapefruit + Chocolate Ice Cream

I wish I could come home to this as a snack every day after work.  It would be such a nice way to enjoy my afternoon.  Though, I know I would have some problems getting Greta to eat a healthier dinner with me chowing down on this dessert.  How many other moms out there areContinue reading “Broiled Grapefruit + Chocolate Ice Cream”

Earl Grey & Orange Muffins

These muffins came about as a result from my weekly brainstorming about scones, tea, and English snacks in preparation for my Sunday English connection recipe in celebration of a new Downton Abbey.  Tune in Sunday evenings 9/8 central on PBS! I love using a glass measuring cup instead of a small bowl when baking –Continue reading “Earl Grey & Orange Muffins”

Spicy Tuna w/ Pita

Ok, this is a ‘Take it Easy Tonight, Mommy’ dinner.  Those are my favorite meals.  It is also a, ‘What do I have in the pantry, fridge and freezer meal?’  I took plain old tuna and dressed it up with some spices and citrus, added some shredded carrot, and put it in a pita pocketContinue reading “Spicy Tuna w/ Pita”

Orange Beef(or less) Stir-fry

This meal is so bright, so delicious, so easy, so filling, and so not a meat dish.  I used the Gardein Beefless tips for this normally beefy stir fry.  However, this will be my last meat substitute for a while here.  I have been doing much reading on the vegan meat substitute industry and IContinue reading “Orange Beef(or less) Stir-fry”

Berry Peach & Oat Smoothie

I am home with a sick Greta today.  She woke up in the middle of the night with a fever, so I ran in to school, put together some sub plans, switched with Eric, and came home to a runny nose, feverish, whimpering  and hand-pumping toddler.  Greta uses a mixture of baby sign language andContinue reading “Berry Peach & Oat Smoothie”

Creamy Lemon Dill Pasta & Shrimp

I whipped this meal up in a total of a whopping 20 minutes this evening.  We made a quick run to the grocery store to stock up for the week and then of course needed something quick like and in a hurry to fill the hungry bellies.    The flavor for this dish comes fromContinue reading “Creamy Lemon Dill Pasta & Shrimp”

DIY Doll Bed + Scones

This is a simple project I put together this weekend using items around the house, my craft room, and the garage.  It is a big hit with Greta, such a big hit, I was working on it while she was playing with it a few times.   This project came about on Thursday evening asContinue reading “DIY Doll Bed + Scones”

Savannah 2011

It snowed here last night.  Not the pretty, fluffy, dry snow that I love so dearly.  The wet, drippy, mushy, messy snow.  School was canceled, leaving us with a day to do errands, leisurely enjoy the day, work on some projects, and day dream of the contrasting weather.  Remember that lovely 73 degree weather lastContinue reading “Savannah 2011”

DIY Window Picture Frame + Reynolda House of American Art

Ugh, I have been home sick this week.  Hence the delay between posts.  Anyway, here is a oldie but goldie project for you plus a fun day trip idea to Winston-Salem, NC.   One of the first things we updated in our house were the windows.  The old ones were charming with the old wavyContinue reading “DIY Window Picture Frame + Reynolda House of American Art”