Cupcakes!! (Plus a Perfect "Stolen Moment" Meal)

As I’ve mentioned before, January is one of my favorites of the year (second only to December). After the decadence and celebration at year’s end, this month is the perfect foil to the holidays, all filled with resolutions, resets and commitments to health. But I haven’t hit my healthy stride as usual … for all…

That Pescatarian Life

I eat a pescatarian diet, meaning I eat primarily plant-based plus I include fish and seafood. Going pescatarian has been a defining decision in my life in a lot of ways. I mean, the food you eat and cook and share says something about who you are and where you come from. The choices you…

My Explosion Cake!!

Last weekend, my friends, Aimee and Mia, and I squeezed in a 24-hour-round-trip flurry of a visit to New York and New Jersey. We went to see my bestie, Liz, who’s recently relocated up North for work. Liz invited us to the NYC Wine and Food Festival. We decided that Sunday would be the best…

The Grocery Store Floral Dept. that Gives Me All the Feels

I’ve been to Seattle twice and both times, I’ve had the chance to visit the Pike’s Place Market. There is an absolutely stunning array of flowers there – beautiful, fresh bouquets made of any type of flower you can imagine and starting at $5, they are super affordable. I’ve often wished that I had a…

We Survived Our Trip to the D.R. this Summer … and LOVED It.

The Dominican Republic – beautiful, tropical, the perfect place for a relaxing island getaway, right? Not if you’ve watched the news lately. At least 10 U.S. tourists have died in the D.R. since June 2018, some under mysterious circumstances with unknown causes of death. Such a tragic, surprising loss of life is shocking and sad….

Garden Progress!

Now that it’s June, a lot of the flowers in our garden are starting their blooming season. I like big, showy blooms – think puffy hydrangeas, petal-packed peonies and dinner-plate dahlias – and I’m trying my darndest to grow some at my house. But it’s tough y’all. My dream garden is Ina Garten’s amazing home…

Workout of the Week: 30-Minute Caribbean Dance with Selena Watkins

This was, by far, the most-fun workout I did this week! During this workout, I absolutely did the best whining (wining? sp?) – a type of Caribbean dance – I’ve ever done in my life. Seriously. All I kept wishing was that I’d known the mechanics of these dances back in my going-to-the-club hey day…