When there are Potatoes, there’s a Meal to be Made out of it

It’s one of those mornings where I wake up and think, there nothing to have for breakfast! We had cereal too many days already this week, the pancake batter we usually make is bought premade and has dairy; eggs, Olivia’s allergic to as well; what doesn’t have eggs or dairy? Usually, we let her “cheat”…

Ground Meat Kofta

I was a little sick of pasta and the typical ground meat dishes I usually make with tomato based sauce and Asian inspired soy sauce or fish sauce based sauce. I wanted something different; something I don’t have too often; something with spices. And so, Kofta came to mind. According to Wikipedia: Kofta is a…

Easy Fabric Marker Tie Dye Shirts

I had always wanted to create my own Tie-dye shirts, but turned away from them when I saw that most tutorials required vinegar to set or brighten the color(which is safe, but smelly- not all kids/ people tolerate the smell well). I found some people who seemed to use permanent markers, but I wasn’t fond…

Pignoli Almond and Pine Nut Cookies

My husband and I first had Pignoli Cookies at an Italian Bakery in Manhattan, Venieros, when we still dating. It was a regular stop then, when we wanted a fail proof dessert after dinner- their expressos were pretty good too. We should probably visit one of these days with the kids too. It’s been years,…

Pate with Peppery Arugula on Sourdough Toast

Pâté with peppery arugula on sourdough toast drizzled with a touch of extra virgin olive oil and topped with fresh cracked pepper. Add a spritz if lemon juice to add a different freshness factor. My husband and I used to make this quite often before we had kids. This must’ve been over 10 years ago…

Our Favorite Stainless Steel Water Bottles for Children and Adults

“More than 80 percent of recyclable plastic bottles end up in landfills each year. They do not break down naturally and release toxic chemicals when they finally do decompose, according to the Columbia Water Center.” Source: National Geographic There are lots to read up on in regards to water bottles, plastics and their environmental impacts…