I flew from the United Kingdom to the United States last week with a heavy heart. Their names would be deceiving to anyone who doesn’t follow the news. Both countries are far from united. The United Kingdom is split over the pending Brexit deal leaving international businesses and EU citizens in a limbo status … More The World My Child Will Grow Up In
Should you travel with a baby? I remember asking this question while I was pregnant and getting all kinds of reactions. If you’re like me and suffer from constant wanderlust, you know that it’s hard to simply table traveling. I didn’t travel much while I was pregnant because I suffered from constant morning sickness, so … More Travel with your Baby?! Yes, it’s a Great Idea.
Your kid will break you. You might laugh when reading that, but if you’re a parent, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Before our daughter was born, my husband and I were unashamedly *not* kid people. We weren’t interested in kids. We didn’t fawn over kids or want to hold kids or babysit kids. … More Your Kid Will Break You
I sit here nursing my four month old daughter. I study her tiny face, her hands, her feet. There’s no better place to be or better company to keep. It’s Friday night around eight o’ clock. Across the room, my husband folds her pink and purple clothes, tiny in his adult hands. My mind wanders back to all … More In the not too far distant future
I respect age because I respect time. They’re inescapable and intertwined with us from the moment we are born. You can’t have one without the other. You can’t progress in one, but regress in the other. They are one, and we define our lives by their passing. Typically I don’t feel any different on my … More What I’ve learned in 26 short years.
Simple Mac and Cheese is blissful all on it’s own. Cheese, cream, pasta? All of that is just fine left alone. But sometimes it’s fun to change it up a bit. Cooking is its own art form, and as cooks, we have to always be innovating in the kitchen. We have to take the familiar … More Creamy Sweet Potato and Broccoli Mac and Cheese
I cook something big or small almost every day. My approach to cooking fluctuates with the seasons and with the business of the week. Some weeks I enjoy taking on three-hour- ong French endeavors, or one of Jamie Oliver’s beef and ale pies, or one of Ina’s “company appropriate” meals, a meal that serves 10, … More Wintry Salad with Maple Sweet Potatoes and Maple-crusted Pecans
Enter this Fall pasta dish. I love cooking with the season. For me, it gives me a fuller life experience. If I’m smelling and tasting what is relevant right now in the moment, I enjoy it that much more. This dish is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the palate. Seriously, it’s beautiful in every way. It has the fall colors and it has warmth from the red pepper flakes. It’s perfectly filling for these cooler fall evenings. It serves as your meat, veggie, and carb, so it’s almost a one-pot miracle. … More Fall Pasta with Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Beef.
My first born turns one today. No, I don’t have a child that I’ve hidden away from the rest of the world. I’m talking about my first novel Happiness Lost!! Let’s celebrate! (Spolier Alert) If you haven’t read Happiness Lost, and you hate spoilers, do not proceed with reading. Instead celebrate its birthday and head … More On Turning One and Being Your Own Worst Enemy
In honor of fall’s arrival, I’m making one of my favorite salads. Shocker, right? Most people welcome it with a pumpkin dessert, but I’m not letting fall’s arrival ruin my determination to eat healthy. … More Welome Fall with a Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad