What I Learned In My First Food Photography Class #CBias #Social Fabric

Today marks that last day of our 6 week Food Photography with Sony class.  We had a few hiccups along the way with the platform we were using but technical issues aside, this class rocked!  When I first began blogging, I had hopes of starting a food blog but knew in order to have a successful one, my pictures would need to be better than good, they needed to make you want to eat what you saw on the screen before you even knew what it was.  I'm happy to say with what I learned in my first food … Read More>

Scottish Egg Recipe - Disney-Pixar BRAVE

Disney/Pixar Brave: Scottish Egg Recipe

In anticipation of Disney/Pixar's Brave opening in theaters on June 22, I decided to try my hand at one of the foods featured in the movie, Scottish Eggs.  The first time I had ever heard of Scottish Eggs was a few months ago when my husband's co-worker brought them to work.  They were all the rage and gobbled up in minutes.  When Disney was gracious enough to share their Scottish Egg recipe with me, I knew I had to make them!  These are a perfect breakfast meal or afternoon snack.  Full of … Read More>

The Lorax Blu-ray Box Art 3D

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax on 3D Blue-ray and DVD 8/7/12

I am the Lorax.  I speak for the trees.  I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.  - The Lorax I think when you become a mother you look at the world with a different view.  That's probably why Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is one of my favorite books to read my daughter.  It's the classic Dr. Seuss with it's rhymes and imaginative characters but it also has a message that was probably before it's time.  Because it's one of our favorite books, it's soon to become one of our favorite … Read More>

Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie

Crazy Cooking Challenge – Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie

It's been a few months since I've participated in Mom's Crazy Cooking Challenge.  You know, that darn thing called life gets in the way.  There was this little trip to Disney World and some major changes in our personal life.  I'm glad to say life is getting back to the "norm" if there really is such a thing.  June's theme made it perfect to jump back in because it's quick and easy to make and it's a refreshing alternative on these hot summer days!  Yes, this month we are making smoothies. When … Read More>

Tuna Burger

Menu Plan Monday {A Day Late}

Life is back to normal.  No traveling, no visitors and no excuses!  Time to get back on track with Menu Plan Monday.  It's been absent from the blog for a few weeks so instead of telling my husband to "check the blog" when he asked me what's for dinner, I had to actually tell him.   This week we're going heavy on the burgers.  They're cheap, easy to make and they fill me up.  Who cares that I'm making most of them without beef! Monday  Tuna Burgers with chipotle mayo and whole wheat pasta … Read More>

Frankenweenie Poster

New Frankenweenie Poster Released

I have a confession.  Well, not really a confession, more like a proclamation.  I love Tim Burton movies even if they don't have Johnny Depp in them.  There, I said it.  Sure Mr. Depp brings another element of entertainment but honestly, it's Tim Burton's creative genius (yes, I think he's a genius) that makes me giddy when I learn he's directing a new movie.  It's also the fact that his films tend to have Halloweenish themes to them and if you know me, you know that Halloween is my favorite … Read More>

Bad Day

Week 6 & 7 Insanity & Shakeology Fitness Challenge – How To Deal With Weight Gain

I should know better than to get cocky in my fitness challenge posts.  If you remember in Week 5 I boasted about my big weight loss (well, big for me) and how I thought it would be so easy to break the 110 mark the following week.  Not only did I not break it, I gained 1.2 lbs. Why did this happen?  Because I was unmotivated and didn't work out.  It's a simple as that.  There were 900 other things I needed to do that week and working out never seemed to be a priority.  My step-son was in town … Read More>



Recipe Rave – Lime and Honey Glazed Salmon

On Christmas Eve my husband and I put down our little one, and cooked together!  Prior to Little B, we did this all the time.  Post Little B, we're lucky to cook a real meal (one consisting of more … Read More>

Peanut Butter Toffee Turtle Cookies

Next week begins a series of cookie exchanges as Christmas quickly approaches.  Each year, I try out a few new recipes, only to revert back to my old standbys. This year I was pleasantly surprised to … Read More>