Sweet and Sour Pork Balls

Sweet and Sour Pork Balls

  Trying new recipes is always a gamble with kids. I love experimenting in the kitchen, but sometimes it’s tough to get little ones to buy into something different. Even with mashed potatoes (what IS it with kids and mashed potatoes!). A few years ago I found a recipe for sweet and sour pork balls that we really enjoyed, and it’s one of those that I’m shocked everytime my kids gobble it up. Mom and […]

Posted 23 July, 2016 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 13 Comments
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Books From Around the World

Books From Around the World

Reading books from around the world is something I love to focus on. I love traveling to different countries via books and seeing the world through other’s eyes. Sadly over the past couple of years, though, I haven’t been paying as much attention to where I’m reading nor where the authors I’m reading are from. This means that while my reading is still fairly diverse, the books I’ve been reading have been mostly set in the […]

Posted 19 July, 2016 by Trish in Reading Nook / 28 Comments
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A Blue Apron Experience

A Blue Apron Experience

For the past couple of years I’ve seen so many pictures on social media of my friends cooking up delicious sounding meals from Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and the likes. If you’re not familiar with these food/meal delivery systems, the idea is a simple one–the company sends all of the ingredients needed to make an entire meal along with the recipe and helpful hints. I was thrilled when a friend told me she wanted to […]

Posted 15 July, 2016 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 38 Comments
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Ten Random Facts About Me Right Now

Ten Random Facts About Me Right Now

Hi guys! I’ve been wanting to write some rambly style posts for a while but time always seems to get away from me. Yes on Wednesday through Friday each week I’m at home alone with the babe and she usually naps for two to three hours during the day, but I have no idea what happens during that time! Of course, if I’m honest, it usually takes me several hours to churn out a single […]

Posted 12 July, 2016 by Trish in Life / 34 Comments
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Six Month Update – 6.27.2016

Six Month Update – 6.27.2016

While I didn’t publish Cara’s five month update, I did record it. This means that this update will look quite different from her four month update, but I’m going to try hard to not back track with explanations! Sleep – I do love a napping baby. Turns out Cara loves to sleep afterall. I wouldn’t have known it during the first four months of her life when she only napped for 30 minutes in a row. […]

Posted 9 July, 2016 by Trish in Mommyhood / 12 Comments
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How to Fit Audiobooks Into Your Day

How to Fit Audiobooks Into Your Day

Did you know that June is Audiobook Month? I can’t believe I let the entire month go by before mentioning this, but since there are still three days (including this one) left, here we go! When I first started listening to audiobooks, my listening was limited to my 45-60 minute commute to and from work. If I was listening to a particularly good book when I got home, it wasn’t unusual for me to sit […]

Posted 28 June, 2016 by Trish in Reading Nook / 32 Comments
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A Trip to Trader Joe’s

A Trip to Trader Joe’s

  Trader Joe’s has a bit of a cult-like following, it seems. People, especially on the west coast, are quite fanatical about the chain. If you’re not familiar (and I’m not an expert), it’s a small grocery store that specializes in it’s own food brand which keeps costs low. We didn’t get our first Trader Joe’s until a year or so ago, and before then all I really knew of them was the low prices […]

Posted 25 June, 2016 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 34 Comments
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In the Parenting Trenches

In the Parenting Trenches

    When milk spills all over a freshly mopped floor, do you cry before or after snapping a picture? Parenting has felt a little like that lately–a mixture of “do I laugh or do I cry?” Sometimes it’s easier to laugh at a bowl of spilled milk than others–but last night was not one of those nights. No, there wasn’t any spilled milk but there were tears. Mostly mine. We were off to a […]

Posted 22 June, 2016 by Trish in Mommyhood / 22 Comments
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Pleasure Delayed Reading

Pleasure Delayed Reading

Happy Sunday!! Who’s suffering of heat exhaustion now that we’re a day away from summer? While we haven’t officially broken 100 yet, our heat index has reached above and I’ve been avoiding the outdoors at all costs. Yay summer! Perfect excuse to stay in with a book, right? I’ve recently noticed that I have a bad habit when it comes to books. I love to scour bookstore shelves for books that I’m dying to read. I […]

Posted 19 June, 2016 by Trish in Reading Nook / 23 Comments
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Perfect Cherry Cheesecake

Perfect Cherry Cheesecake

  Cheesecake is the best, isn’t it? But it can also be such a personal dessert–some like a stiffer cheesecake while others prefer creamy. As cheesecake is one of our favorite desserts, I’ve made several throughout the years with varying success. I’ve had some crack nastily across the top, some that turned out dry and mealy, others that required cooking in a water bath, and others that just didn’t fit the bill. A few years ago, I […]

Posted 18 June, 2016 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 19 Comments
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