Archives for : February 2015

Chicken Pot Pie


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Cranberry Chicken

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A Year of Clean(er) Eating


It’s hard to believe but it was a year ago already that we started our journey to clean(er) eating [See how we got started here]. What a difference a year has made!

Overall we have become very intentional with our food choices. We try to buy healthy, whole, minimally processed foods. We avoid additives, preservatives, dyes, refined grains and sugars. Read more

Snow What?

Normally I don’t mind that it snows. I never like it. I grumble that it’s cold. But It’s New England and it’s winter. So what? It’s snow.

But this, this is getting a little out of control.

J loves it. Snow is a new experience for him. He likes to watch it fall out the window, pointing saying “no, no, Mama, no!”

And I love how his eyes widen every morning as if he is seeing the white blanket for the first time. He begs at the door to go outside. He puts on his crooked hat and tugs my hand. He knocks on the door and pulls at the knob. We talk about how it is too cold and too snowy to play outside right now. But we open the door anyway to feel the chill rush in, and the flurries hit our cheek. He blinks every time, like each morning is his first time experiencing the winter air. He shakes his head and together we close the door.

Usually I say, so what, it’s snow. We spend a couple snow days in, keeping warm by the fire. But after the last two weeks, and with next weeks forecast, I think we’ve had enough snow!

J and I want to play!!!!!

I’m Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

My husband doesn’t like anything hot or spicy. I mean nothing! Zero! Nada!

No chili with a kick, no “but it’s really mild,” I mean truthfully he barely does mild salsa. Tangy, spicy, mild, anything “with a kick”, even sometimes super salty, sour or bold-flavored are all too much for his palate.

He gets teased…a lot. I always joked with people who questioned it, if you wouldn’t give it to a baby, don’t give it to him.

Well that jokes out the window.

J apparently loves things with a kick of bold flavor. Jalapeno poppers, pizza crust dipped in buffalo sauce, wasabi ranch snapeas, lemons, tangy pickles, salsa con queso, chili….

So even if you would give it to the baby…you still probably shouldn’t give it to my husband 😉

Jalapeno poppers and other fun foods!