Oven-Baked Crispy Chicken Tenders with Coleslaw

So my mom, sister and I are going to try a 6 week challenge presented in the cookbook, Cook Yourself Thin.  They say you can drop a dress size in 6 weeks by making the simple and delicious recipes found in the book.  We decided to give it a try.  Today is day 1 and…

Baby Food Making Marathon!

Today was our bi-weekly grocery shopping day.  It was also my power baby food making day.  The grocery stores are brimming with deliciously ripe fruits and veggies. I picked out  some yummy choices for my little peanut.  I made her peas & pears, pumpkin & banana, mango & strawberry, and butternut squash. If you would…

Mommy/Household Tip #1: Baking Soda

Why is it that baby food, whether homemade or store bough, stains so badly? Don’t get me started on formula! A week after she was born, I went to my mother complaining of the stains Avery’s formula had left on her clothing (at the time I was using the liquid formula and that stuff is…

Tag Blanket- A Sensory Toy for Baby

Why do we spend so much money on these really cool baby toys when all the babies seem to care about are the tags on the bottom?  This is definitely the case with Avery and all her stuffed animals currently littering the floor of our living room. You hand her the toy and immediately she…

A Lovely Shoulder Wrap

      I wanted to make my mother-in-law something special for her birthday.  I also knew I wanted to use/show off my newly aquired knitting skills :).  So when I saw this wrap pattern on Fiber Flux I knew I had to make it.  It is a running joke in my husband’s family that his mom…

Bangers and Mac

So it seems my food challenge has been more like a food journey.  A journey around the culinary world.  Tonight’s meal was a take on an Irish classic bangers and mash.  This recipe comes from Rachael Ray’s magazine January/February 2012.  I invited my family over to partake of this UK fare and to rave reviews!  It…

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Herb Ricotta

Avery had her 6 month checkup at the doctor’s yesterday.  This means shots.  For us this also means a grumpy baby.  Let’s just say last night was a little rough…ok it was more like trying to paddle a canoe in a hurricane.  The result: 4 hours of sleep.  You cannot imagine the shopping bags hanging…