New Mom and Baby Essentials

New Mom and Baby Essentials

I have to admit being a new mom is absolutely exhausting but I am loving every minute of it. I’ve decided to include more lifestyle posts here on the blog and since I have baby on the brain, here are the top 25 products for mom and baby that have SAVED me the past three… 

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Oliver’s Birth Story

Our sweet little boy Oliver Douglas was born on the morning of Tuesday, August 12. He was 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 20" long. It was a beautiful, intense, unmedicated, and incredibly fast birth (only 3 hours!). I woke up in full-blown labor at 2:00am, we sped to the hospital in the pouring rain at … [Read More...]


Make-Ahead Meals for Post-Baby

Oh, hi. It's been almost two months since I've published a blog post. Let's just say my mind has been on BABY, BABY, BABY. I am in full on nesting mode - ob/gyn visits, pediatrician meetings, baby product research, washing and folding teeny tiny clothes, nursery decorating, meditating, and … [Read More...]

Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash with Fried Egg 2

Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash with Fried Egg

Hash is one of my favorite make-ahead meals.  I like to make a huge serving of it for dinner and save the leftovers for reheating which makes for quick and easy breakfasts throughout the week. I used to make this dish with Applegate chicken sausage, which is pretty delish, but once I laid … [Read More...]

Avocado Pineapple Salsa 2

Avocado Pineapple Salsa

This salsa happened by accident while I was making this steak and salsa recipe whilst dreaming about this salsa recipe. I thought the avocado salsa needed a little sweetness, and it turned out the pineapple was the perfect complement to the 'cado and lime. Now it's my favorite summer … [Read More...]

Cinco de Mayo Inspiration

Cinco de Mayo Inspiration

Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite times of year because it gives me an excuse to eat my favorite kind of food - Mexican! Growing up my mom would always throw a Mexican serape over the table and serve a big buffet of Mexican food with monkeypod wood platters. The platters are really more … [Read More...]

Asparagus and Grape Tomato Frittata

Asparagus and Grape Tomato Frittata

I know it's not asparagus season yet, considering we're still in the middle of the polar vortex, but I couldn't help myself to test a few new spring recipes. This frittata is sooo yummy, I literally ate it for breakfast, dinner, late night snack, and again for breakfast the next morning. … [Read More...]

A Perfect Valentine's Day

Ingredients for a Perfect Valentine’s Day at Home

Mr. Peaches and I love to stay at home on Valentine's Day. It's romantic, we avoid the crowds, and we save money too. I look forward to it every year because HE cooks dinner (remember this?), and I get to make dessert. I recently received a few goodies from Thermoworks including the Thermopop and … [Read More...]

Kale, Pomegranate, and Avocado Salad

Kale, Pomegranate, and Avocado Salad

I'm baack!! My apologies for taking an extended holiday vacation from the blog. Mr. Peaches and I recently found out that we're expecting (yay!!!), so I have NOT been able to even set FOOT in the kitchen to cook. I cannot handle the lingering smell of things that I used to love, … [Read More...]


Holiday Gift Guide for the Home Cook and Entertainer

          Here are my picks for the perfect gift for the home cook and entertainer: From left to right, top to bottom: 1. Thermapen / 2. Wusthof 8-inch Chef's Knife / 3. Lodge Cast Iron Pan / 4. Klip It BPA-Free plastic containers / 5. Hamilton … [Read More...]

Spicy Pineapple Salsa from #food4humans by Michelle Tam

Spicy Pineapple Salsa from Michelle Tam {Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans Review}

Ever since Michelle and her husband Henry's new cookbook arrived at my doorstep, I literally have not put it down. I got a few laughs from other customers at Whole Foods the other day because I had it propped up in my cart while I browsed the aisles for ingredients. Hey, at least I was … [Read More...]


Easy Desserts

Hubby and I went to a holiday dinner party at a friend's house the other night. They prepared the most lovely and impressive meal, a shrimp and lobster (!!) stew, fresh asparagus, and a bright green salad, plus tons of appetizers and red wine. She was so sweet, she even went out of her way to make … [Read More...]

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

It's like McDonald's sausage patties, redefined. :) If you find yourself with a lot of leftover herbs after Thanksgiving, then you should definitely give these a try. I made these for myself to eat for breakfast for a week, and think they'd be great to serve my family in a breakfast … [Read More...]