Recipe: Vegetarian Chili Variation

Now that fall is in full swing, hot one-pot meals are the name of the dinner game around here. Creating yummy grub on a budget that pleases all four palettes in my family can be tricky, especially when I'm fresh out of spoons and just don't have the energy to spend a couple hours in … Continue reading Recipe: Vegetarian Chili Variation

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5 Minute DIY: Glass Luminaries

With holiday season approaching, I'm already thinking about how to add some extra sparkle and shine to our home without spending big bucks. This simple DIY home decor project is so stupid easy that it might not even take you five minutes - and they will be fabulous party accents for any festive event!   … Continue reading 5 Minute DIY: Glass Luminaries

Recipe: S’MORES Cupcakes!

As summer comes to a close and the weather starts to cool, I'm trying to find ways to hold onto the feeling of the season before we reach full-blown Fall here in New England. This mostly consists of filling the house with sunflowers from the garden and refusing to give up my short hemlines and … Continue reading Recipe: S’MORES Cupcakes!

August Retrospect

This August was not my favorite. It was tough physically and mentally, what with fibro flare-ups and getting Ella ready for school. Other than that, there really isn't much to report. I only left the house a handful of times, and for the most part that was only to go grocery shopping as needed. I … Continue reading August Retrospect

Recipe: Shortcut Lemon Bars

  So I"ve had this half-empty jar of lemon curd sitting in my fridge staring at me for what feels like an eternity as I scratch my head trying to figure out what to do with it. The first half was great with homemade scones, but there is only so much plain lemon curd a … Continue reading Recipe: Shortcut Lemon Bars

Tutorial: Cupped Cakes

Next time you need  a batch of cupcakes for a party, potluck, or school fundraiser, try making Cupped Cakes instead - they take a little more time and effort, but the result has dramatic effect and the yummy flavor combination possibilities are literally endless! ​This isn't a recipe per se, it's more of a how-to, so … Continue reading Tutorial: Cupped Cakes

Recipe: Easy Cheatsy Chocolate Croissants

Seriously. Is there anything better than a warm gooey chocolate croissant? CHOCOLATE AND BUTTER Y'ALL. (Secretly, deep down we all know I am Paula Deen's long lost love child LMAO!) Starbucks has some of The Best IMHO, but Dunkin Donuts recenty got in on that game too. And I for one just cannot get enough! … Continue reading Recipe: Easy Cheatsy Chocolate Croissants

#bts: Hartford Courant Instagram Takeover!

This past Thursday, I was given the opportunity to invade and take over the Hartford Courant's Instagram feed! For those of you not familiar, the Courant is our local CT news source and the nation's oldest continuously operating newspaper. It was both an honor and an adventure to showcase what makes this city so awesome … Continue reading #bts: Hartford Courant Instagram Takeover!

Boho Brunch Baby Shower

When planning a shower, whether it's bridal or baby, there are really only two things to keep in mind: the Bride/Mom-to-be, and the Budget. It's all about the special lady being honored, and so everything from the theme to the food to the favors should be tailored to her style. Is she a party girl … Continue reading Boho Brunch Baby Shower