Italian Helper

Italian Helper

I’m documenting my staycation closely so that after 12 days off from work I don’t look back and go, “I did absolutely nothing.” The powers of positive thinking. Though admittedly, I’m kind of in a…

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Pumpkin Caramel Bourbon Poke Cake

Pumpkin Caramel Bourbon Poke Cake

I’m sitting at home with my Christmas decorations up, sipping a hot cup of tea. I only wish that my neck felt better – I got a full-body check during my hockey game on Sunday.…

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11th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #3 – Slow-Cooked Brisket Chili + Weekly Menu

11th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #3 – Slow-Cooked Brisket Chili + Weekly Menu

Most weekends when I say I didn’t do much, I actually did quite a bit. Usually a brewery visit, a date night, activities for the girls, a hike…something. Plenty, honestly. It just somehow feels like…

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Family Friday (vol. 116): The Surge and Things I’m Loving

Family Friday (vol. 116): The Surge and Things I’m Loving

As I’ve shared on recent posts, COVID-19 has affected close family and friends at this stage. What work looks like continues to evolve – Mark being at home for the foreseeable future and healthcare getting…

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Cioppino

Cioppino

I’ve started helping Shea pick out her clothes the night before to avoid painful debates and attitudes (for us both!) in the morning. She wants to wear the same 3 dresses to school. Yes, since…

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Insanely Easy Instant Pot Taco Pasta + Weekly Menu

Insanely Easy Instant Pot Taco Pasta + Weekly Menu

This weekend has been stunning and weirdly quiet. Even for COVID life. It may have to do with the fact that I’ve barely left the house after a COVID scare this week. Having gotten tested…

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