A Guide to Cheese Boards

Assembling a Cheese Board

It’s the time of year for parties and potlucks and gatherings, which, of course, means that cheese boards abound.  I flock to cheese boards whenever they are available. It is my firmly held belief that all occasions are appropriate for a cheese board.  I love that they are easy to prepare ahead of time, people … Continue reading A Guide to Cheese Boards

All-Purpose Pie Crust

Best Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

Happy November! November 1st means one thing and one thing only to me: Pie season is in full swing. In observation of the beginning of the best food season of the year, here is my all-purpose pie crust recipe. Whether I'm making quiche, chicken pot pie, pumpkin pie, blueberry pie, apple pie, etc., I'm making … Continue reading All-Purpose Pie Crust

Old-Fashioned French Toast

Old-Fashioned French Toast

French toast is to me as waffles are to Leslie Knope. I simply cannot get enough of it. French toast used to be an almost-empty fridge meal for me: As long as I had milk and a couple of eggs and bread, I could make it. Dinner: Rescued. And then I got serious about my … Continue reading Old-Fashioned French Toast

15 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman (and 7 You Definitely Should!)

15 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman

There are a lot of amazing things about being pregnant: Baby kicks; the best hair days of your life; the surreal feeling of growing a human person. There are also some not-so-amazing things. The top of this list for me is all of the comments.  Nothing invites family, coworkers, friends, even complete strangers, to comment … Continue reading 15 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman (and 7 You Definitely Should!)

Plans for the Nursery

gender neutral nursery

Things are moving along in the unpacking-and-getting-settled world over here, and we’re finally at a point where we can start thinking about fun things. AKA, the nursery! I have been DYING to put together a nursery pretty much from the minute I saw two lines on that test. We didn’t have a nursery in our … Continue reading Plans for the Nursery

Homemade Southwestern Breakfast Burritos

Homemade Breakfast Burritos

Is there a clearer sign that you're in for a productive day than having breakfast made before you even get out of bed? Breakfast burritos are something we try to always have on hand. They are super easy to assemble in big batches and freeze. Anytime you need a burrito, just grab one and microwave.  … Continue reading Homemade Southwestern Breakfast Burritos