Grilled Tilapia with a Red Pepper and Garlic Compound Butter

We are officially New Englanders now. With that comes good seafood. Really good seafood. We headed to the store the other day and it was the first time in a long time I saw "fresh (enter fish name) here" <-- for a reasonable price. Heck, just wait until we start getting lobsters! This trip … [Read more...]

Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper Potato Chip Chicken {Recipe}

We are always looking for a quick weeknight dinner in this house. That said, my family expects a lot of the cooking:) They have a phenomenal cook in their nanny and their mom isn't so bad, so bland foods don't go over so well. I love when I find something that's quickand easy without a bunch of crud … [Read more...]

7 Tips For The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is a holiday in the Blakesley household. A huge one. Chocolate chip cookie baking has gone on for generations here. There is a legacy to live up to as a pro chocolate chip cookie maker. It all started with Ben's dad (though many would disagree and say that there … [Read more...]

Mickey Dessert Nachos {Recipe}

The other day we did a bunch of preparing for our #DisneySide party. I enlisted the help of the kids and man did that work to my advantage. I got these awesome Mickey cookie cutters in my Home Celebrations Hostess Package, but I didn't want to just use them for the traditional sugar cookie. C of … [Read more...]

Roasted Beet, Tomato, and Spinach Mini Crustless Quiches {Recipe}

One thing I am not very good at is eating breakfast. I am awesome at drinking coffee, not breakfast eating though. We hit the ground running and by the time the kids are fed, we are headed out the door to take C to school. Time flies and before I know it it's lunch. I LOVE quiche and have been … [Read more...]

Game Day Food Safety

One thing that ALWAYS crosses my mind when I entertain (really anytime I am cooking food) is making sure I am taking the proper precautions so that others don't get sick. To be entirely honest I am probably too cautious to a fault. However, I think when you are having a lot of people over or a large … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan: January 12th – January 18th

I have some pretty exciting news to share. Well, exciting for me, not at all for you. I stuck to my meal plan this week...exactly! I was so excited that this happened. It made SUCH a difference in the week. We are finally back into the routine. Finally.... The kids were happier AND excited for … [Read more...]

A Gift Guide for Your Favorite Cook

I would consider myself a cook. I am not an expert but I cook, I love to cook, and I enjoy learning about cooking. Someone like me needs a gift list. I always see things out there and think...hmmm...wouldn't it be awesome to receive that? So, I figured I would round some of these items up and make a … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday: Weekly Meal Plan – March 11th

Writing meal plans has been so successful in our family leading a healthier lifestyle. We have been eating more well rounded meals and eating out rarely, if at all. There are weeks that we don't do as well sticking to it, but even on those weeks, we have been better with a meal plan than … [Read more...]

Couscous Tacos

Here is another throwback recipe from my college days. This one is from senior year when there were 6 of us living in an apartment together. Two of my roommates were tremendous cooks and would often create recipes that we would then all take part in making on nights when we would eat … [Read more...]


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