Josephine Says the Darndest Things

My daughter is a spunky redhead.  She is sweet, kind, smart, ornery (some of the time), helpful (most of the time) and hilarious (all of the time)…..and I don’t even think she knows it yet.  I have compiled a list of her sayings that I can’t help but look back on, smiling and laughing. I…

Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe and Barilla Collezione Casarecce Pasta Review

Casarecce is the traditional pasta used in Sicilian pesto recipes.  It is a short, wide strip of pasta loosely rolled like a scroll.  For never having tried casarecce pasta before, I was pleasantly surprised.  I appreciated the sturdy texture of the noodle, it held sauce well and the noodle was still soft and pleasant.  I looked at…

Creamy Baked Chicken Recipe, Harvestland Review

I was super excited when I found out I was going to get to try Harvestland products.  Their product line includes fresh chicken, turkey, and pork products, as well as a variety of fully-cooked refrigerated, frozen, and deli meats.  I love that their chickens, turkeys, and pigs are raised on family farms with strict USDA Process Verified programs,…

Delicious Chewy Salted Caramel Candy

I should have made it a New Year’s resolution to only make caramels for other people, because MAN they’re deliciously addicting.  Caramel has always been one of my favorite candies.  I love the sweet buttery chewiness of them, whether they’re dipped in chocolate or not.  And the addition of a little bit of sea salt…

Double Chocolatey Chippy Banana Bread

I love perfectly ripe bananas, but the time frame that they are perfectly ripe is very short…..like 5 seconds.  Well, that’s a slight exaggeration, but only slight.  With that being said, I usually have a freezer full of overripe bananas.  I have a delicious Banana Crumb Muffin recipe that is my go to, but sometimes…

Cheesy Chicken Roll-Ups (Your Kid's New Favorite!)

I am always on the lookout for new recipes that my kids will actually eat.  It’s hard to get a variety of recipes to meal plan with if I know my husband and I will be the only ones eating them.  This is a quick and simple recipe that the whole family loves.  It isn’t…

A Look Back at 2014

I love going to my parents house and flipping through the millions of albums of photographs from my childhood.  They are memories preserved in a way that my mind can’t.  I felt guilty that all of the pictures of my kids were stuffed into a drawer somewhere.  So yesterday I went to the store, specifically to…