May is National Barbecue Month in the U.S., and I celebrated with friends and family over some tasty Slow Cooker BBQ Pork in a homemade Four Roses spiked BBQ sauce. The sauce used in this slow cooker recipe could easily be mixed and used on the grill, too. I’d recommend whisking it up, using half […]

This Week’s To Do List: Breathe Deep Be Still Express Gratitude Laugh Loudly Speak Kindly Be Present Love

A few months ago my friend Jen and I hosted a book group for The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. In this particular book group the hosts choose food that is complementary to the book. In our case, the title and cover of the book said it all – we needed a […]

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays simply because I’m Irish and the holiday gives me the perfect reason to cook good Irish food. Below are a few of the best Irish themed recipes I’ve created over the past few years. Since my kitchen is still in its final remodeling stages, I wasn’t […]

This post is Part 2 in a series of posts on A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson. You can read the first post and discussion questions for Chapters 1 and 2 here. One of my favorite quotes in these Chapters 3 and 4 is on page 53, “The internal equivalent to oxygen, what we […]

This weekend my friends and I had a Top Chef/Iron Chef inspired dinner party for a birthday celebration. We had a wide variety of unknown ingredients and each team (of 3-4 people) had to create new dishes on the fly without recipes. (If you want more details, I’ll post about hosting your own party next […]

“Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them.”

I often get together with friends and host spiritually inclined book groups. It is one of my favorite things to do in the new year. It puts me in a positive head space for the good things to come and motivates me to implement change and growth in my life. This year I decided to […]

This savory combination of Yukon Gold Potatoes, Eggs, Spinach, Prosciutto and Gruyere is the perfect brunch dish. As an added bonus, it is gluten free. I’ve made this dish a couple of times, and on both occasions it disappeared quickly. I was barely able to get a photo for this post! What I love most […]

“We’ve got this gift of love but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.” ~John Lennon Traveling through this life […]






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