Secret Recipe Club: Very Berry Smoothie

  It’s my favorite day of the month, I get to reveal my Secret Recipe Club assignment for February I’m honored to be a part of this diverse international group of food bloggers.  In case you forgot, everyone in the Secret Recipe Club gets “assigned” a blog from which we are supposed to pick a dish to cook.  But, it’s all done in secrecy.  It isn’t until the ultimate reveal day (today) that everyone showcases the dishes and discovers who’s been their secret foodie link.  This club has provided me valuable exposure to blogs I might not … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Banana Smoothie

Well, I guess you can say we’ve got smoothies on the brain.  But apparently, so do you.  We’ve gotten many many requests for more smoothie recipes.  Maybe everyone got excited over the Ninja Blender Giveaway (which by the way, you can now purchase from our store).  Regardless, smoothies have become the favorite addition to our breakfast routine. So, here’s the deal my friends. You don’t really need a recipe to create a good tasting smoothie. In fact, they should be called “Kitchen Sink Drinks” because you can take the liberty to add in a … [Read more...]

Making Lemonade from Lemons

Last June I wrote a post titled,  "Teaching Your Kids to Make Lemonade from Lemons."  I spent most of the time talking about its figurative meaning-- making the most out of life and turning what could be perceived as negative or "sour" into something positive or "sweet."  It's still something that we continue to massage in my household; obviously a difficult concept for two young kids to fully grasp intellectually.  Today, since spring is truly in the air on the east coast, we're talking about the literal meaning of making lemonade from … [Read more...]