T’was a Good Day. Easter 2013 – in photos

Had a great Easter Sunday! It was a perfect day spent with my family.  With the sun shining. The kids behaving during mass; and a great family dinner with fun conversation. Hope those of you that celebrated had a great day too! Photos:

Weighing in!- First Loss To Report

Super excited to weigh in this morning! This week was the first week in a while where I gave more than 100% of my attention to trying to lose weight. I mean, I have been hitting the gym 3-4 times a week, and doing real well there, I can see changes. But, the scale had…

Don’t Girls Have Cooties!?!?

Thought to journal a bit since I have some free time. I have been pretty busy with the family and work lately.  We are six days into Spring, and still have a lot of snow surrounding the house..though it’s melting. I think. Came home from the gym last night to my daughter, WHO IS 7!, telling…

Our Easter Egg Hunt 2013

Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt went off yesterday without a hitch! The snow outside made it a touch of an obstacle.  We had to set the hunt inside the house…using the living room as the hunting grounds. But with 250 filled plastic eggs, and 8 children, it was more like an egg wonderland than a…

Basil Pesto Without Nuts

Basil Pesto– without nuts 1 cup fresh basil leaves, washed, completely dried and base stems removed. 1 large clove garlic, cut in half 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese In a food processor, add in basil, garlic and s&p. Pulse until coarsely…

Food Allergies- Have the Conversation.

In 2007, our lives changed forever. Our oldest daughter was diagnosed with anaphylaxis, related to food allergies, just as she just turned 2 years old. A food allergy is when the body’s immune system mistakenly thinks a food protein is a harmful agent, and attacks it. Anaphylaxis is a life threatening allergic reaction. The immune…

Ground Pork Tacos

This is a super quick dish to make after work, one of my favorites; and there is no way to screw it up! Also, it is a great way to enjoy tacos without using the packet of sodium that comes in a taco meal kit. Those packets bother me so much; have you ever read…

Flower Cupcakes

As my oldest daughter turned two, in 2007, I was fresh out of the hospital after having her baby sister. With the help, and gracious offer from my parents to host her birthday at their house, my husband and I were able to throw her a great party; and we were able to make the…

Polenta Fries

This is a fun dish to make when you have polenta left over. Polenta Fries 1 serving of instant polenta* 1/4 cup of grated Parmigiano Cheese (then an extra tablespoon or so to sprinkle on cooked fries) Salt to taste 1 tspn dried rosemary Prepare the polenta according to instructions on the package. *Usually the…

My Bucket List

 In no particular order. Someday I will: Write out my bucket list.  OK. I can cross this off now. Go zip lining. Ride an Asian elephant in Thailand. Travel to Alaska to see the Aurora Borealis. Jet around a race track in a Formula One Ferrari. Visit Niagara Falls, getting as close to the falls as…