October with Oliver

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I don’t know how this happened but Oliver is almost TWELVE WEEKS old. He’s already outgrowing his newborn clothes, wahh!! Make it stop! Man do I love this kid so much. This October, we… (and pardon the blurry iPhone photos, it’s all I can manage right now!) transitioned to the crib, got shots at the doctor’s office… 

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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...]

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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...]

Suncups

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...]

Casablanca Carrots from #wellfed2

Casablanca Carrots from Melissa Joulwan {Well Fed 2 Review}

Melissa Joulwan's cookbook Well Fed was the first cookbook I purchased when I transitioned to a whole foods lifestyle in Fall 2012. Since then, I've delighted in her delicious, ethnic-inspired recipes that are full of flavor and unlikely combinations. Her new cookbook, Well Fed 2, is full … [Read More...]

Homemade Turkey Stock

Homemade Turkey Stock

Don't throw out those turkey bones on Thursday! After carving, save the bones for this delicious homemade turkey stock, or broth if you will. Use it in any soup or stew recipe that calls for poultry stock, or freeze it for later to make gravy for a Christmas turkey dinner, or any roast … [Read More...]

Barbacoa Pulled Beef

Braised Beef Barbacoa

I promised I'd tell you how it went if I used my barbacoa pulled pork recipe with beef, so here it is!The end result was succulent, tender, and smoky, and makes the whole house smell like heaven!At dinnertime, I like to eat this beef as part of a taco salad with fresh iceberg lettuce, homemade … [Read More...]

Beautiful Buffets - wedding

Beautiful Buffets

I am a huge believer in serving food in a buffet over a plated dinner. It allows people to pick and choose what they want and not feel pressured to eat anything they may not like. Plus, guests can go back for seconds if they so please. These photos from my Pinterest Parties … [Read More...]