Best Day of the Year! And I Woke Up With Green Hair :\

Seriously. Green. First: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, that is out of my system. Last night, on my Birthday Eve, while my husband was out furiously chasing down some Christmas gifts for the girls, I decided to touch up my blue roots. Oye. I am still a novice at bleaching my hair out, but I…

Happy 12/12/12! Two more days people!

Yes, it’s December 12, 2012!   Two more days to go! Why am I always giddy about my birthday?  But I am.  I am smiling at this screen right now. It’s not like I am looking forward to the aging process to really kick in; cause between you and me, I’d rather of stayed in my…

Baked Sweet Potato Slices

Forgot to share this. I mentioned a recipe for baked sweet potatoes a few posts back.  So here it is! My biggest food weakness is potatoes.  As a small girl my family gave me a nickname that is silly; it’s Italian, and basically it means I am consumed with all things potato: PATATARA.   WHICH IS…

It’s Lunchtime, and I am Bored.

Here I am, sitting at my desk, looking at my lunch in front of me. A colleague and I ran to grab some food across the street at a cafe today. This place has everything under the sun, but we mostly go for the mezze salad bar. Which is a salad bar, but of Arabic/Middle…

Working Towards Community.

Grew up in the city of Malden.  About 4 miles north of Boston; perfect city location to live. Thickly populated with defined neighborhoods.  Lots of history.  Some nice homes. Immense diversity.  I have a love hate relationship with where I grew up though.  What I am figuring out now, as a grownup and parent, is…

Birthdays, power outages and lots-O-wine. Oh My.

Have been MIA for the past few days cause of this cold and the family fun happenings. Which also means, no recipes/cooking to share.  Luckily, this cold has been fooling me with feeling OK during the day and completely kicking my butt at night so I can do things around the house and with the…

Caramelized Zucchini with Rigatoni

Another quick pasta dish!  Caramelizing the zucchini gives it a richer, sweeter flavor. Caramelized Zucchini with Rigatoni 2 large zucchini chopped 1 medium yellow onion chopped 2 large cloves garlic minced 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil S&P for taste 3 tbsp Pecorino Cheese 1 lb Rigatoni pasta cooked al dente (I prefer De Cecco pasta, but any…

Sick with two children at home. U to the GH

Will this cold ever go away?! I doped up on Nyquil last night and finally slept 4hr straight! My oldest daughter got ill, too, and started the mission to wake us up every hour; but I am grateful to have gotten those 4hr in a row! So, I am working from home, like I normally do on…

Roasted Asparagus

ROASTED ASPARAGUS 1 lb asparagus spears 2 Tbsp olive oil Salt and Pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse with cool water to clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. The best way to do this is to take the asparagus and snap te bottom off. The woody…

Broiled Cod with Bread Crumbs

First, I’d like to say thank you to those following my blog. I reached 11 followers last night, and, got a shout out on Twitter! This all made my day!   Feeling good after work last night, I decided that my time would be better spent cooking for my family rather than starting the holiday lights outside.. or the…

Stocking Stuffer- Manicure Kit in a Jar

Stumbled upon this clever way to package a manicure set on pinterest a few weeks ago, and thought this would be a great pinterest craft to try and the perfect stocking stuffer (a rather large one) for my sister this Christmas!  Sorry, if you are reading this, but close your eyes now.  Purchased a manicure kit for under $10. It consisted of…

A Weekend of Elf, Santa and Being Sick.

This weekend was a pretty ok one for us.  Saturday worked out nicely, even with my husband working for most of it.  He has been MIA a lot lately, but it should be slowing down soon.  The girls and I had a little girls day in. Returning from the morning insanity of dance classes to finishing up some…

Cheese Tortellini with Peas

Well, sushi night has been postponed to tonight; his flight back from Canada was delayed a few hours and he came home exhausted. Last night, I made a quick pasta dish, that I love making in the spring time, but it’s a dish you can eat anytime really. Cheese Tortellini with Peas: 1 package of…