Breakfast Crostini

I went to Paris in 2006 for my honeymoon. It was a vacation filled with trips to the Louvre, walking along the Seine or the Champs-Élysées, window shopping and lusting ...

Xander’s Panda Party Menu – Family Dinner Book Club

Our Family Dinner Book Club selection for the month of April is Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park. Here you’ll find a menu that can be prepared with the help ...

Double Decker Baked Quesadilla

This is a thing that I have been making for years! I love a good quesadilla, and I also love to make things more complicated than they need to be. ...

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Garlicky Baked Brie

I used to live in a downtown college area near tons of ...

April Family Dinner Book Club Selection

This month’s Family Dinner Book Club selection is Xander’s Panda Party by ...

Doughnut Birthday Tower

I’ve told you twice now about a bubble-themed birthday party I did ...

Couscous Bubble Salad

You’ve probably seen this pasta listed as Israeli or Pearl Couscous. It ...

Charlotte’s Web – Family Dinner Book Club

Our Family Dinner Book Club selection for the month of March is ...

Spinach Basil Pesto

I am ready for Spring to well, uh, spring! The official first ...

Tortellini Bocconcini Insalata di Pasta aka Tortellini Pasta Salad

Tortellini Bocconcini Insalata di Pasta. Has a nice Italian ring to it, ...

Shroomy Truffled Mac and Cheese

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Roasted Poblano and Goat Cheese Mac

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Santa Fe Salad with Spicy Dressing

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Colorful Handmade Pasta – The Day The Crayons Quit

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A Blueberry Pie for David

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How to Make a Paper Mailbox – Free Printable!

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Heart Shaped Oven Fries

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Sweethearts Pie with Heart Lattice Pie Crust

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Winnie the Pooh Menu – Family Dinner Book Club

Welcome to our first Family Dinner Book Club post! This month, we ...

Introducing: Family Dinner Book Club!

If you’ve been following along for any length of time then you probably know that I like a good theme. And a party. I’ve gotten several children’s birthday parties under my belt now and I have loads more parties in the queue to share with you here (and elsewhere, but that’s an announcement for another […]

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Pappardelle Bolognese + Some Party Planning Tips!

I traveled to Italy in 2010 and spent three weeks tasting everything in sight! The first meal I had in Tuscany was Pappardelle Bolognese. I enjoyed it so much that I ordered it at two more restaurants during my week in Tuscany. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve made pappardelle Bolognese over […]

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Insalata di Burrata

Insalata di Burrata is a more summery dish with the fresh arugula and cherry tomatoes, but I had some on hand after playing around with cheese platters, so I thought I’d photograph this dish and share it with you all. Burrata cheese really needs no pairing other than a fork. It is creamy and mild […]

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Loaded Banana Muffins

A friend of mine has been making banana bread on a fairly regular basis recently. I don’t know if that is intentional or if he just isn’t very good at remembering to eat his bananas. Each time he makes banana bread he uses a new recipe in an attempt to perfect his own. The most […]

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