The Weekend Dish: 1/19/2019

Happy winter Saturday to you! Today is Joseph’s 4th birthday! I can’t believe our first baby, the one who continues to be our parenting guinea pig, is already turning into a little boy before...

Friday Things

1. This sweet boy is going to be FOUR years old tomorrow! I seriously cannot believe how fast these years have flown by. I just registered him for Pre-K last week… as in, his...

A Dutch oven filled with beef stew.

Hearty Beef Stew

This easy beef stew recipe is cooked in the oven for maximum flavor and ultra tender beef. Carrots, potatoes and peas make this a hearty one-pot meal.

A loaf of banana bread on a wire rack with a few slices cut off.

Ultimate Banana Bread

This single loaf of banana bread is packed with FIVE bananas(!), brown sugar, butter, chopped walnuts, and a sprinkle of sugar on top. It bakes up high, dense, and supremely moist. Ultimate indeed!

The Weekend Dish: 1/12/2018

Hello hello! Is your new year in full swing? Now with a full week of routine back under our belt, the fog of the holiday days running into one another seems to have lifted....

Friday Things

1. Isabelle turned 9 months old this week! She had a fantastic checkup, measuring 81st percentile for height and 60th for weight, and didn’t need any shots. Just in the last couple of days...

A plate of spaghetti and meatballs.

The BEST Italian Meatball Recipe

This is my father-in-law's legendary recipe for Italian meatballs; they are baked in the oven, then simmered away in sauce until tender and moist.

A basket full of gougeres with one split in half.


Gougeres are savory French cheese puffs made from pate a choux dough with Gruyere cheese. They are perfect bite-size appetizers!

The Weekend Dish: 1/5/2018

Hello hello first Saturday of January and first of this new year! We’re currently in the throes of tackling our very first stomach bug here, ugh. Joseph got sick on Thursday night, so I’m...

Friday Things

1. We rang in the new year with a little day field trip on New Year’s Eve – we took the kids to the Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum and the boys LOVED it!...