desserts, recipes

Lemon Drops

Happy 2013! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. I know I sure enjoyed myself. If you’re anything like me, here in the first few days of the new year, you’re struggling to get back into what was once your routine. And maybe wondering how you even got into that routine in the first place.… Continue reading Lemon Drops

tomato basil and peach salad


Start learning how to cook here with all my recipes: family-friendly recipes, kid-friendly recipes, allergy-friendly recipes, perfect dinners for one and recipes for entertaining. Find everything from cooking basics like how to cook rice, to weeknight staple meals.

kick a cold fast

Here’s Exactly What I Did to Kick a Cold Fast (in 24-36 hours)

I wasn’t feeling so hot last week. A little cold had me all scratchy throat, sexy voice, not so sexy phlegmy. Timing could not have been worse either – it was the night before Valentine’s Day and just a couple of days before a holiday weekend and trip away with dear friends. What did I do?… Continue reading Here’s Exactly What I Did to Kick a Cold Fast (in 24-36 hours)

favorite things


These are my favorite things that I find myself recommending over and over again. So, for convenience sake, I thought I’d compile them all together in a handy little favorite healthy essentials list. Almost everything on this list I have in my kitchen, pantry, bathroom, bedroom, kid’s room, closet, bookshelf and LOVE. These truly are… Continue reading Favorites

5 health tips that make me feel awesome -
health coaching

The 5 Things I Do Because They Make Me Feel Awesome

With [RE]NEW getting ready to start (registration closes Monday, Oct. 1, BTW), and as I’ve been getting into the mindset of a reset myself, it’s had me thinking about some of the most valuable health tips or strategies I’ve figured out for myself over the years that I do regularly (some daily) because I know… Continue reading The 5 Things I Do Because They Make Me Feel Awesome

mains, recipes

Basil Broccoli Chicken Spaghetti (Squash)

I’m not sure what the weather is like where you are, but here in Texas, we’ve officially begun that schizophrenic  time in between summer and fall where the weather just can’t make up its mind. This is usually how it goes… the temperature drops to the 80’s and for a few fleeting days we remember… Continue reading Basil Broccoli Chicken Spaghetti (Squash)


Goodbye-Summer Couscous

The last official day of summer is Monday. 🙁 Tear. I really can’t believe it. Where did you go, summer? Come back … I’m still pale! I’m not prepared for it to start getting dark at 6 p.m. And I’m really not ready to say goodbye to my loves: strawberries, peaches and, oh it breaks… Continue reading Goodbye-Summer Couscous