Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving Recap: Tips from Hosting my First Thanksgiving

I was wondering when I was going to be an official grown up and host my own holiday. My husband and I were thrilled when we were asked to host Thanksgiving in our new home this year!Since I am writing this after Thanksgiving you know we did survive and I can't wait to tell you about what we made and some tips I learned from my first Thanksgiving. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pesto Shrimp Flatbreads

So happy to be back from a four day business trip to California! Cross country trips take me so long to recover! Some highlights from my whirlwind trip.. In & Out Burger (OMG!!) and amazing sushi. Gosh I wish I stayed longer, but I need to prep the house for Thanksgiving!I've been trying new recipes for the last month to tweak what I will be making. Still planning your menu? How about yummy appetizers? Pesto Shrimp flatbreads are so yummy and super simple to make!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ricotta & Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Looking for some super simple appetizers for Thanksgiving that leave you plenty of time to watch football with the rest of your family? Look no further. I am always looking for easy apps that I can either make in advance or that are so simple it gives me lots of time to socialize and not slave over the stove.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Outside the Kitchen: The Wharf Pub

Confession: I may still be in a food coma from Saturday after visiting The Wharf Pub in Newport, RI. And I can say for sure it will not be my last lunch there!The Wharf Pub is a super cozy  pub with a couple of bars and lots of beers to sample. We went for the restaurant week menu, but I happened to check out the regular menu also. Wowza! A whole section for different variations of tater tots? Sign me up!

Monday, November 11, 2013

What's in Your Shopping Cart?

When I read this article from the Huffington Post I knew I had to share it with you. So many Americans are uninformed as to where their food comes from, reading nutritional labels and understanding nutrition. Here are some highlights from the article.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pupsicles

If you know me, you know my obsession with my pug Meatball. My husband and I pretty much take her everywhere we go and if you take a look at my instagram it is basically pictures of her and food. That is probably why I named my dog after a food. If you love your dog as much as I do you know feeding them yummy and healthy treats is super important than make these treats! With the recent stories of dog treats from China being recalled you can never be too vigilant about knowing where your dogs treats come from. I always buy treats made in the USA, but why buy treats when you can make them yourself!