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June 10, 2016
Fresh Strawberries Make the Best Strawberry Pie

The Tale of Two Strawberry Pies

Summer is here and nothing says summer more than fresh strawberries and a trip to the farm for strawberry picking. We are very fortunate here in Louisville, KY to have many local farms within a short drive. One of our favorites is Joe Huber’s Farm in Indiana. A short 30 […]
June 9, 2016
View from Place Des Ternes up Avenue de Wagram to the Arc de Triomphe

#TBT Travel – A Look Back at Where I’ve Been as Our Family Looks Forward to Where We Will Go

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!   Welcome […]
June 7, 2016
A Magical Manicure Fit for a Tween

Family Travel: Creating Special Memories with Your Teen or Tween. Part One: Senses – A Disney Spa at Walt Disney World Resort

Like many parents, I have taken my children to the most magical place on earth since they were little kids. We’ve experienced so many “firsts” over the years, from a first meeting with a favorite princess to a first ride on a favorite attraction. Even more meaningful for our food […]
May 25, 2016
Summer Bucket List

Create a Family Summer Bucket List and Make the Most of Your Summer

Summer for our family officially began 5 days ago at noon on Friday, May 20th. With no snow days to make up this year we have one of the longest summers I can remember. A total of 84 lazy summer days will give our family plenty of time to enjoy […]
May 19, 2016

Cousin Ann’s Traditional Meat Loaf, 50’s Prime Time Cafe

September 17, 2015

Delicious Allergy-Friendly Brown Sugar Cinnamon Banana Bread

Now that summer is a distant memory and kids are back in school, over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some of my favorite allergy-friendly recipes for lunch box and after school snacks. As an allergy family, we always are challenged in this area. Plus, like many moms, I […]
September 17, 2015

“Sun-tella” Chocolate Spread – Allergy-Friendly Deliciousness in a Jar

As the nutella craze took over the world, like many families dealing with tree nut allergies, I sat on the sidelines looking longingly at what appeared to be a jar of chocolate heaven, wondering what it would be like to cover everything possible with that spread. Well, my family is […]
September 3, 2015

Fresh Tomato Tarts – Making the Most of Tomatoes before Summer Ends

For most people, Labor Day signals the beginning of pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, and fall colors, but here in Louisville we are still in the heat of summer – literally, because it’s 93 degrees today. And we’re still in the dead of tomato season, the best time of the year […]
September 2, 2015

Forget Chinese Takeout – Make Delicious Allergy-Friendly Chicken Fried Rice at Home

First, let me just say, I LOVE Chinese food. I could eat lo mein noodles every single day and never get bored. For many people Chinese takeout is a staple in weekly menu planning. However, for families like mine who are dealing with food allergies, ordering Chinese takeout can be […]