Where to Stay in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Did you survive the winter? This year, to me, has flown by, and one of the reasons has been the weather. Certainly, these past few months have been record setting, no? Here in Texas, we saw only a two-day cold snap, then out of nowhere, temperatures were hovering around the 80s. Which is fine, you […]

Summer Learning with Brain Chase

It’s not very often I get terribly excited about school.  Nor do I really think about your child getting excited about school, especially in the summer, when life is supposed to be lemonade and pool parties. But this year, I am.  And so is Seven. I stumbled on to a genius site called Brain Chase. […]

Peanut Butter Pie

I wish I loved peanut butter. Really, truly, LOVED peanut butter.  My Rust does.  Sometimes, in the middle of the night, he will sneak out of bed, and five minutes later will snuggle up close, smelling of spoonfulls of JIF.  I can’t tell you exactly how many giant jars we go through every month, but […]

Chocolate Covered Bourbon Caramels

I know you are looking at this picture and thinking…I must have one of these caramels. I must. But first, you need to know the backstory.  I like a good backstory, don’t you? So let’s just dive right in, shall we? Chocolate Covered Caramels are waiting. Several years ago (well, about SEVEN years ago), I […]

Spicy Jalapeno Meatballs and Waffles

Are you still looking for things to serve on Game Day? Look no further.  You’ve found what you are looking for. Waffles are so IN right now.  Not just for breakfast, you know – but for dinners and lunches and snacks as well. From the classic diner to the top gastropub to the finest restaurant, […]

Amsterdam Getaway

I have a love of all things Europe. I especially love when the airlines make it ridiculously affordable to visit there, and lately, they have really been having the sales. Under $500 round-trip?  Sign me up, any day of the week. Rust and I, before we even got engaged, booked a December jaunt to Amsterdam […]

Fluffy Belgian Waffles…Breakfast for Dinner

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, the makers of PEPCID®. I received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.   I travel a lot.  As in, […]

Celebrating Chinese New Year…Ideas for FUN!

This post is sponsored by P.F. Chang’s Home Menu and Mom It Forward. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Sometimes, things happen that you cannot predict. Take, for example, being asked to work yet again with P.F. Chang’s Home Menu, in JANUARY. Which, happens to be my BIRTHDAY, which happens to fall right on […]

Blackberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake

Have you been to France?  I have.  Several times now. Know how many times I have had French Toast there? Not a single one. I’m not even sure French Toast is French.  I could Google it, but, alas, I am a lazy sort, and I prefer to simply eat it versus Google it. This particular […]