Sweet + Sticky Roasted Brussels

If you are looking to get your fam on board with Brussels sprouts, these just might be the ticket. Slightly crisp outside, tender inside and a sweet, bold sticky coating that is just the perfect base for a sprinkle of crunchy walnuts on top. Serve these up with a grilled, baked or roasted fish, steak or chicken and dinner is done! Continue reading

Super Bowl Inspo

Happy Saturday! In the event that you are looking for a little last minute super bowl grub inspiration, here are a few faves. My guess is there won’t be a ton of gathering going on this year but that won’t stop us from a game-day-grub-filled kitchen, right? Here are a few ideas from the past that would be perfect for the big game! Continue reading

Winter Power Salad with Lemon Honey Vinaigrette

Good day, buddies! How we doing? I sit here this morning with a cozy cup of coffee and a beautiful view of the falling snow. And while there’s not much more aesthetically stunning than a fresh snowfall in the woods in my book, this time of year can get pretty mundane and heavy with the foods we eat. So it got me thinking that you might all need a little lightness thrown into your winter meal rotations, just as we do. And this salad should absolutely do the trick 👌🏼 Continue reading

Pickled Purple Cabbage

Do any of you absolutely love to ‘eyeball’ cook? You know, no measuring spoons, no recipes, just throwing ingredients together and using your good old fashioned trust of the old eyeballs? Its the only way I cook most times…my favorite way to cook. Which sounds silly, really, because I share recipes here. But most times, when Im trying to create a recipe, I eyeball it first…and if it turns out worthy to share with all of you…Ill go back and make it again and measure as I go and jot it down for you. True love, no?

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No-Bake Chocolate Chewy Cookies

That title is a mouthful, friends, I know. But I had to get all of the important characteristics of these goodies in that one title, right? No-bake because you will not believe how fast these are to put together; maybe a 10-minuter, right here; the easiest “cookies” you’ll ever make. Chocolate, because, well, they are sweet and rich and contain just the right amount of cocoa to give you that chocolate fix you are craving. Chewy, because serving these frozen provides just the perfect texture and chew. And cookies, I suppose, because they are the perfect hand-held, grabbable sweet treat.

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Checking In

I’ve been waiting for the right words to come to me so I could hop on here and properly depict all of the feelings going on inside of my heart. But they aren’t coming. It’s been 73 days since Nicks been back home and I still feel speechless over what has transpired over these past 14 months. And while these words dont come close to translating how it truly feels, all I can say is that I am simply overwhelmed at where we are today.

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A Note From Nick

What a year it has been! It started with the words no one wants to hear and was followed by denials from multiple medical institutions, invasive cancer treatments, fighting to be listed for liver transplant and grasping on to hope along the way. Next came a life saving liver transplant, major complications that put me in the ICU for weeks, recovering in New York City during the Covid-19 pandemic and 3 months away from my kids. Today marks 1 month of being back home with my family and reflecting on an incredible journey I will never forget.

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Home bound!

Just a quick update to let you all know that Nick is coming home TODAY! I’ll write more when time permits but in a nutshell I have been back with the kids for about two weeks. Nick had his 3 month scans on Friday and everything looks good and is healing very well. So many emotions and so much gratitude.

My family, along with all of you, have been waiting a very long time for this moment. 384 days to be exact. Every ounce of fear. Worry. Hope. Prayer. Confusion. Optimism. It can all just go away for today. We know it’s not over and that we have so much ahead, but today, its all gone. Today, all we get to feel is excitement and pure, raw, beautiful joy. Nick did it, you guys. He is our absolute champion…and he’s coming home 💛