5 Winter boredom busters!

Waking to blowing and drifting snow and sub-zero temperatures had mixed reviews from the various members of my family. My daughter was elated, exclaiming, “I bet we’ll not have school again tomorrow!” I found myself wondering if it was possible to ski to Starbucks. My husband, as if reading my thoughts, mentioned that the grocery store…

Celebrating my royal princess.

We’re not ashamed to admit we’ve been captivated with the Royal baby. We’ve had more fun guessing if it would be a boy or a girl, when it would be born, what he/she would be named, etc. There’s something so magical about being part of the royal family: the glitz & glitter, the pomp & circumstance,…

Grandma’s sweet-n-sour pickles

  Just as with the delicious dill pickles from yesterday that you can find here, Grandma’s sweet-n-sour pickles are a summertime staple in our home. In fact, I cannot possibly consume a burger, grilled sausage or cracker with cheese without one of these crunchy pieces of sunshine on top. There is just something magical about the…

3-Day Sun Pickle Tutorial

If there was a pickle-eaters anonymous; I would have to join. The sure sign of a serious habit? Your family begins to cower and hide, watching as the last of the pickles disappear. Are they really that good? You ask. Yes, really. When I fail to put the pickles out a party, my friends are all too quick to…

Let’s make blueberry crisp!

The Hungry Kid hit the blueberry patch earlier this week–we’ve had a great time whipping up sweet treats to share with those we love. Wouldn’t you love to receive a sweet gift basket loaded with the goodies below? Where to find it?  1. onekingslane.com  2.  etsy.com Vintage Sterling Silver Floral Souvenir Spoon Paye Bak  3. williams-sonoma.com  4.  crateandbarrel.com  5. onekingslane.com S/12…

Happy Birthday, America!

There’s something about the 4th of July that makes summer ‘official’, don’t you think? We wish you and your family the sweetest of days, filled with endless sunshine, bellies full of delicious food and hours spent doing what you love best. Here’s a glimpse into what we’d love to do on a ‘perfect’ 4th of…

ice cream sandwich sparklers!

This will not come as a surprise to you–the Hungry Kid loves a little sparkle. The flashier, the better–as far as she is concerned, and this summertime treat certainly fits the bill. The mom in me–read practical–likes these treats because the cupcake liners & ‘handles’ keep little hands clean (or, cleaner), and the mini-size of…

the famous burrito blanket

Necessity is the mother of all invention, or so they say. That certainly is the case with this DIY–my Hungry Kid loves Mexican food. But throw a burrito her way–and forget about it. There’s no two ways about it, that tortilla is not staying rolled. I’ve tried toothpicks–“they’re too pokey.” I’ve tried quesadillas–“they don’t taste the same!”…

Make your own up-cycled cherry pitter!

Only 4 everyday household items needed! In our house, nothing says summer quite like cherry pie. Even better than cherry pie, though, there’s something extra special about running down the hill at your grandparent’s house, picking cherries, bringing them home, pitting them and making them into pie. This, friends, is one of the things we treasure…

DIY tutorial: Fruit Roll-up Diplomas

I mentioned yesterday that Hungry Kid is ‘graduating’ from Kindergarten later this week. While I confess I had visions of mortar boards, black gowns and pomp & circumstance, I settled for these cute (and edible) ‘diplomas’. They were a hit!