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Aside from the cataclysmic pollen levels of late, the arrival of Spring has been wonderful. For whatever reason, maybe because of the endless rain this fall and our long and painfully cold winter, I’m more appreciative of the green bursting everywhere and the rebirth of my perennials, Hostas and Ferns sprouting from under the pine … Continue reading

nourish: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I had one of those overly ambitious mornings today. Up with the boys at 6:20am, maniac dogs fed, first grade belly full and loaded on the bus, three loads of laundry done and folded by 7:45am, a preschooler tucked under a blanket watching PBS; five lonely over-ripe bananas sat on my kitchen counter calling out … Continue reading

nourish: Coffee Toffee Chocolate Chip…

COOKIES! Tomorrow is Tucker’s teachers birthday and he insisted we bake cookies, so we did. Lucky her, since my new What are you going to make now? How about… (insert plethora of culinary delights suggested by Paul) …mixer arrived yesterday! Thank you FedEx!!!! I am sure you’ve already gathered this from previous posts, but just in case you … Continue reading

nourish: Peppermint Meringue Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

My December issue of Bon Appetit had been tempting and challenging me to a culinary throw down since it arrived a few weeks ago. I don’t really bake complex desserts and breads that much. Reason 1: I have no self-control when it comes to carbs. Hence, I end up eating more than my fair share which equals bad news for my ass.  Reason 2:  I am not so great at following the … Continue reading

nourish: Comfort Food

On top of feeling like complete crap for a while with headaches, dizziness and stress, we’ve managed to have an interesting week since Halloween last Saturday. I’ve gone from consuming copious amounts of Halloween candy and feeling like I may need a 12 step program to stop, to caring for Cooper with the stomach flu, Tucker with … Continue reading

nourish: You Asked… I Answered

As a follow up to The Adventures of a Pot of Chili, here is my recipe! It is a recipe from my head and not a cookbook, so the ingredient portions below are close approximations.      Firehouse Chili           4.75 lbs  85% Lean ground beef 3.25 lbs   Hot Italian Sausage – casings removed 4   Medium size Yellow … Continue reading

nourish: Biscuit Bliss

Heaven on a plate comes in the form of home made, light, fluffy and buttery biscuits. The perfect treat on a cool fall morning with a hot cup of coffee and the Wall Street Journal. Even better is how easy they are to make. A fast, fresh, on the fly breakfast favorite for my boys, I love when they come bounding down into the kitchen asking for hot fresh … Continue reading

Team Gluttony

I know you know. It’s so obvious how could you miss it? Huge news, unbelievable, we can barely wrap our minds around it… it’s still raining in Atlanta. Yes, and my head is still ready to explode.  Any moment I am sure of it.  But, it gets even better, more amazing and unbelievable…  School Is Cancelled tomorrow due to rain, flooding and general … Continue reading

nourish: Local Harvest

    A great organic food resource is a great resource to have, and this is a fabulous one. Check out Local Harvest at and find out where your nearest organic farmers’ markets, family farms, restaurants and grocery stores are.  You’ll also find links to sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other … Continue reading

nourish: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

We try very hard to eat local and organic food in our home and as such, it is rare that I buy processed foods.  The process of making something from scratch can be time consuming, but I love the creative process cooking allows for and the fun had in the kitchen. When it came time to celebrate … Continue reading