Happy Birthday to Me!

Mark and I are headed off for a long weekend in Vermont to celebrate my Golden Birthday ~ 30 years old on April 30! We are staying at a culinary spa resort near Burlington. I’ll definitely be blogging about it when we get back! MEANWHILE, CHECK OUT MY BIRTHDAY GIFT: I think it adds just… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me!

Booze & Beverages · Recipes

Chocolate-Almond Protein Shake

When Mark had to get ready for a role last year that might involve a shirtless scene (it didn’t in the end, much to his relief), he signed up for a boot camp at our gym that totally kicked his butt and left his muscles in deep need of recovery. The instructors advised the group… Continue reading Chocolate-Almond Protein Shake


Spring Desserts: Key Lime Pie & Strawberry Shortcake

Confession: I’ve been eating dessert after dinner EVERY NIGHT this week to chip away at the leftovers of these two desserts, which I made for Easter Dinner. I couldn’t decide between the two so I made them both, and they each came out great! Both are perfect for when the weather is turning nicer and… Continue reading Spring Desserts: Key Lime Pie & Strawberry Shortcake


Fresh Caesar Salad

I love to make Caesar Salad from scratch. Whip up some dressing, chop some romaine & toast some day-old bread into garlicky croutons. So much more satisfying than bottled dressing or salad mix from a bag. Here’s my easy recipe. Make it fully vegetarian by omitting the anchovy paste and Worcestershire sauce. Or, enjoy as… Continue reading Fresh Caesar Salad


Seafood Pasta Bake

Hurray! This is the new pasta dish I’ve been looking for. A couple weeks ago, I picked up a bag of frozen seafood blend from Trader Joe’s for about $6. With bay scallops, shrimp & calamari, I figured there was something tasty I could find to do with it. Figuring that something might involve pasta, I also… Continue reading Seafood Pasta Bake