Vacation Meal Plans and Food Prep

I just got back from two weeks away from home, staying with my family in New Jersey. We planned to prepare most meals at home, and for us to use what we had in the fridge, freezer and pantry packed up in the car, so that we just had to buy a few fresh itemsContinue reading “Vacation Meal Plans and Food Prep”

College Apartment Food Prep Essentials

The last two days we focused on food prep when living in the dorms. Now we need to tackle the college apartment days – where you have an oven and a freezer to go with your refrigerator – and let’s be honest, your small dorm fridge, well you either sold it to the person movingContinue reading “College Apartment Food Prep Essentials”

Meals in Minutes: Dorm Room Edition

I didn’t have the opportunity to live in the dorms when I was in college, but I spent my time shuttling between home, campus and working as a full-time baby-sitter/nanny for a few amazing families. I ate almost every meal on the go, and at the strangest times, generally prepping ahead or using a microwave/hotContinue reading “Meals in Minutes: Dorm Room Edition”

Dorm Room Food Prep Essentials

This week we’re talking about college life, at least from the food prep perspective. Everything from what to send your college student to their first year of college/dorm life. Whether you’re a parent getting your college crew ready, or a friend/family member looking for a creative gift to give to a college-bound kid in yourContinue reading “Dorm Room Food Prep Essentials”

Farmers Market Finds – June

Farmers Markets are where you can find me every weekend! I love finding new versions of fruits and vegetables to try; all the colors and bright produce for these warmer summer days. I’m always intrigued by what is “in season” at the farmers markets from late April through mid-Fall….and how much better it tastes thanContinue reading “Farmers Market Finds – June”

Food, Friends and Fireworks for the 4th!

I am the person who will always find a reason we should get together, and will always offer to host or bring the food. The psychology of the how and why of my need to host or bring all the food/prep, etc. will likely be part of a future post. But, today, we’re talking allContinue reading “Food, Friends and Fireworks for the 4th!”

My Go-To Meals when I Don’t Want to Cook

You know those days…the ones where you literally can’t deal with life anymore, and no matter how well you planned meals and prepped everything ahead of time to make it easy….it’s just not happening. Well…..I fully support the occasional take-out order or drive-thru run….but, in case that’s not an option either – read on forContinue reading “My Go-To Meals when I Don’t Want to Cook”

HOW TO: Use EVERYTHING but the Bagel Seasoning

Everything Seasoning, Everything but the Bagel seasoning, Everything Bagel seasoning… many names, but it’s all the same. The perfect blend of salt, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion and poppy seeds. You can buy it in every grocery store now, or make it at home. And, it can goContinue reading “HOW TO: Use EVERYTHING but the Bagel Seasoning”

It’s Been a Minute.

Hello again, I’m back after an unintended quick break. Thanks for coming back and hopefully you can relate, and maybe offer a few suggestions for the next time things get out of control. To be honest, I had a bout of being completely overwhelmed with life. My schedule seems to have suddenly gotten back toContinue reading “It’s Been a Minute.”

Top 10 Items for Outdoor Entertaining

Until I had a backyard and outdoor space to use, I saw all the fun outdoor serveware, dining sets, glasses, decor, etc. and tried to find all the reasons to make the purchase….but I did not. Last year, I moved in the middle of winter (January) and couldn’t wait until Marshall’s, HomeGoods and TJ MaxxContinue reading “Top 10 Items for Outdoor Entertaining”

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