Only 9 more days of the Advent season. Our “Gifts of Togetherness” has helped slow down this month as we focus on the moments and memories vs. the stuff and the shopping. You can see my original list of activities we do this month here, and you can follow along on the daily activities here…Read More
A summer birthday calls for ice cream. My daughter requested Strawberry and cookie dough ice cream cake. I accepted the challenge…Read More
I don't think I've ever followed a smoothie recipe in my life. I do a combination of what I like and what I know is good for me. The "what I like" part is easy but the "what is good for me" is...Read More
A favorite Christmas cookie from my childhood is my Grandparents' Bohemian Kolacky (yep, this is how they spelled it). The kids love every step of making these. From pushing their thumb prints in the cookies, to sprinkling the streusel on top. My Grandparents immigrated from Czechoslovakia and opened a bakery in Chicago and this is the original recipe from their Czech village. I love the simple ingredients and the sugar is minimal as far as Christmas cookies go. I used a mixed berry jelly but you could use any fruit compote. I hope you enjoy as much as we do!