Lately

September 11, 2014
Breakfasts

Yummmm overnight oats! There are so many chores to do every morning before we get out the door, and the days where I can cross “cleaning the kitchen” off the list before I even sit down are my favorite. This jar held raw oats soaked overnight in milk and yogurt, a pinch of salt, chia […]

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Herb + Cheese Meatloaf Muffins

September 10, 2014
Muffins

So many of my recipes come together on the spot without much of a plan. I furiously begin writing down ingredients and taking photos. These meatloaf muffins started out as meatballs. But halfway through making them I though it would be nice to have a jumbo meatball. And then I realized that a muffin tin […]

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Homemade Toasted Oat Cereal

September 9, 2014
ToastedOats

This conversation is sponsored by General Mills At the end of this post I alluded to making toasted oat cereal like Cheerios at home. Can it be done? Why, yes it can! This question dates back to my trip to General Mills when we had a discussion about real food. My definition is: In this […]

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Mazen’s 2nd Birthday!

September 8, 2014
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We had a smashing weekend of fun celebrating Mazen’s 2nd birthday! We hosted our closest toddler friends for a dinosaur-themed party on Saturday evening, and Sunday was full of presents, soccer, school busses and more celebration. Mimi and Papa made the long drive from South Carolina to celebrate with us! For the party, there were […]

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Wine Country Trip – IV

September 6, 2014
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IV of water definitely necessary! Ha! Our final day in wine country was bittersweet. We were all starting to feel quite overindulgent, but we wanted to live up our final hours! We had a low-key breakfast of toast, almond butter, fruit and hydrating coconut water before setting off for the day. Also 2 of the […]

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Wine Country Trip – III

September 5, 2014
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Saturday was our biggest day – we had arranged for a driver! Throughout the trip we each took a shift as designated driver, but we wanted one full day when we could all fully participate and plan our most exciting adventure. We used Woody’s Wine Tours, and Dean was our driver. He was loads of […]

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Wine Country Trip – II

September 4, 2014
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Our second day in Sonoma started very early – East Coast time early. So we went running. We covered about 4 miles all around the town. The houses in Sonoma are just stunning. Cute, perfectly manicured cottages! I want to retire there! After showers, we made a fancy breakfast to fuel us through the day. […]

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