Family Movie Night: Russell Madness Movie Review


From the makers of the beloved Air Bud movies (remember those adorable sports-playing Golden Retrievers?) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the newly released Russell Madness (PG). Russell Madness is a fun-filled family adventure that is both hilarious and heartwarming. It begins with Russell, a loveable and spirited Jack Russell Terrier, running away from […]

As Easy As Apple Pie

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Last year, Mini-Me and I shocked our family by making Thanksgiving dinner. If you know anything about me, then you know I can’t cook. I’m more of a baker, and even that’s a stretch. And you should also know, to the great relief of my family, that this year I’m making reservations. Everyone is ecstatic! […]

Tasty Apple & Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

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Mini-me is home for the summer and that means eating extra healthy and spending more time in the kitchen. (Oh, dear God). We usually enjoy bonding while baking, but last week we decided to expand our culinary repertoire to salads. I’m shocked too. Here’s the dinner we whipped up for the family. It was light […]

Fire Safety Tips: This holiday, make sure the only fire that exists is in your heart. #sponsored post


Sometimes I joke about handsome firemen coming to my home whenever I attempt to cook – I should be so lucky! –  but a real fire is no laughing matter. Even though I live above a major earthquake fault line, nothing scares me more than fire. (Flying comes a close second.) So when Kidde, the […]

Naughty Brownies


When Mini-me and I feel like baking rest assured it is always something chocolatey. Occasionally, we will email each other recipes to save for when she comes home from college and we have our bake-a-thon. You can imagine my delight when she sent me the recipe for the most decadently delicious chocolate brownies I have […]

Amazingly Delicious Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Impossible to have only one.

It’s important to know one’s limitations. I have very little skill in the kitchen. Clearly, not why my husband married me. So when my daughter, Mini-Me, found this easy recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that has very few ingredients, and from start to finish takes less than fifteen minutes, she had my attention. I’ve […]