Paleo Mounds Brownie

When I was in elementary school we were out an entire week of school due to a foot of snow.  For us kids, it was a dream come true!  After waking up early, we bundled up for the long haul.  We were going to milk this snow day for all it’s worth.  First on the…

Salmon BLT Salad

So we finally got our annual dumping of snow and ice… …and the entire North side of the state is under a state of emergency.  Wanna know how much snow we got?  Maybe 1/16th of 1/16th of a inch.  Seriously. But in our defense, before Snowpocalypse 2015 hit we got a pretty substantial layer of ice…

Pink Coconut Cake (GF, DF, SF, Paleo)

When our littlest sweet girl was still a bun in the oven, my husband and I set out to get her new bedroom ready before her arrival.  What mom-to-be doesn’t get all giddy shopping for cribs, adorable bedding and all other knickknacks that are totally useless but absolutely essential for a Pinterest-worthy baby’s room?  So…

MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP BISCOTTI (GF, DF, Paleo)

I’m already in spring cleaning mode.  Just the other day I was reading one of my favorite food bloggers and came across this site.  Caroline, who is a minimalist dresser, creates her own capsule wardrobe each season.  Have you heard of this before?  I can’t believe I’m so late to the game!  To me, this was an…

LEMON CUPCAKES (GF, DF, SF, Paleo)

Ah, the pitfalls of being a food blogger.  Now, I know you don’t want to hear any sob story today but can I just say, not every recipe turns out!  Admittedly, there have been a few crickets around here for the past couple of weeks.  Not because I didn’t want to post, but because recipe…

THAI CHICKEN SALAD (GF, DF, SF)

It’s January!  Woo hoo!  Right?  Seriously, no offense to January but this has the be the most boring month of the year.  It’s not only as cold as a cast iron commode but there’s only one holiday to celebrate – Martin Luther King Jr Day – and all we moms get is a day of…

Apple Pie

Happy New Year!  I hope that your 2015 is full of peace, love and hope! Looking back, last year was challenging but I view those challenges as opportunities for growth.  And I always start my year off with goals for growth or, as we call them, resolutions – a short list of items I’d like…

CRANBERRY LEMON CAKE

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!  For weeks leading up to the big day it felt like time was dragging by, which I’m sure had nothing to do with my girl’s incessant reminders of how many days were left, several times a day.  And then Christmas Eve snuck up behind me and…

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Just a quick note to wish you all, my readers, and my friends a Merry Christmas!  I pray that you all have a wonderful holiday season with your families and a happy and joyous new year! Thank you for joining me during my blogging journey, and I look forward to an exciting year ahead! Love,…

GINGERBREAD CRANBERRY MUFFINS

Can I be real with y’all this week? I’ve been totally feeling the stress of the season.  We haven’t had anything break or even any major financial issues but my tolerance level is very low these days.  Can you relate?  It may have to do with my long to-do list, my long to-buy list and my…

CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT CREAM COOKIES

Now that Thanksgiving is over I’m all about Christmas.  Shiny decorations, bright lights, and the kid’s handcrafted presents that we display each year always put me right in the mood.  Our kids were super excited about getting our tree up – so excited that we forgot all about our plans to buy a real tree…

EATING PALEO AT DISNEY WORLD

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We were able to spend it with our family in a unique way this year.  We had the opportunity to take a trip down to Disney World during, apparently, the busiest time of year to visit!  For this crowd-shy introvert we couldn’t have picked a worse time, but…