Pinterest Review: Copycat Fruit Rollups

Pinterest Review: Copycat Fruit Rollups

When I was a kid, I loved fruit rollups! In fact, I can’t think of a kid who didn’t like them. Now that I’m older and know what exactly is on the ingredient list, I’m not so thrilled. I’ve moved on to fruit gummy snacks, but those still aren’t that great for you. That’s why I was excited to come across some recipes for copycat fruit rollups! I found one from Just a Taste for Continue Reading →

Chicken Pot Pie with Gnocchi

Chicken Pot Pie with Gnocchi

As a child, I really didn’t like chicken pot pie. I don’t really know what it was about the dish that I didn’t like. maybe it had something to do with never having the homemade kind, but I always cringed when I saw my mom pop those frozen pies in the oven. Now, I’ve grown to appreciate a lot of foods I hated as a child, including chicken pot pie. This is my version of Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Sweet Potato Biscuits

Pinterest Review: Sweet Potato Biscuits

You may remember that I shared a recipe for Gnocchi and Sweet Potato Soup last week. Well, I still had one lonely sweet potato sitting around the house from that recipe. I had been trying to figure out what to do with just one when the craving for biscuits hit me. I immediately turned to Pinterest and found a great looking recipe from Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen for sweet potato biscuits. I was really Continue Reading →

Indian Spiced Quinoa Salad

Indian Spiced Quinoa Salad

I love playing around with flavors in the kitchen when I’m in the mood for something new and different. Recently, I was inspired to make a quinoa salad crossed with a yogurt-based Indian side dish called raita. I really like how it turned out. This Indian spiced quinoa salad is a really filling meal and a great accompaniment to spicy food. Its also pretty straight-forward to make. This recipe has a really mild flavor because Continue Reading →

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Part 10 of Our Winter Holiday Road Trip I’ve been sharing the story of our big, 3-week Christmas and New Year vacation over the past several weeks. Last week, I shared how our car broke down in Rugen, Germany and we ended up spending a few days stuck on the island. I left off last week with us having rented a car ready to continue on our trip. As I mentioned last week, we had planned Continue Reading →

Free Chalkboard Social Media Icons

Free Chalkboard Social Media Icons

I love playing around with and designing web graphics for my blog and other websites to which I contribute. I love the chalkboard effect which seems to be so popular now and I was dying for a chance to try it out. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really mesh with my blog design. So, here is a free set of chalkboard social media icons for you to download and a bonus ribbon if you are a fan Continue Reading →

Gnocchi and Sweet Potato Soup

Gnocchi and Sweet Potato Soup

For me, there’s just something about gnocchi that I can’t resist. I love how soft and sort of squishy it is and how it tends to just melt in your mouth. I first tried it when I was studying abroad in Germany and have had a bit of a love affair with it ever since. Since gnocchi is so filling, it always seems like the perfect cold-weather food to me so I decided to make Continue Reading →

Co-Hosting Link It or Lump It Party

Link It or Lump It Party

I’m excited to be co-hosting the Link It or Lump It link party with three lovely ladies: Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling, Allison from Dream A Little Bigger, and Melissa from  Two It Yourself. If you’ve never visited their blogs, you should definitely check them out!   Thank you to Sonnet from Soho Sonnet for helping co-hosting  last week’s party.  Her favorite pick was:   So, without further ado…. <div align=”center”><a title=”Delineate Your Dwelling” href=”http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com”><img style=”border: none;” alt=”Delineate Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Smoked Salmon and Spinach Tarts

Pinterest Review: Smoked Salmon and Spinach Tarts

Smoked salmon and spinach are both considered super foods by many health experts. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ll know that I love smoked salmon and have written several previous posts about it. The other night, we had some smoked salmon in the fridge and I was looking for a new but quick and easy way to cook it. That’s when I came across this recipe from Delicious Magazine for Continue Reading →

Cross-Country Skiing at la Givrine

Cross-Country Skiing at La Givrine

Winter in Switzerland is a lot of things, but mainly its all about skiing and fondue! While Geneva is practically empty on the weekends to begin with, its really empty on the weekends in the winter. This is because the locals and tourists alike have gone skiing at one of the many, many ski areas nearby. So this past weekend, we decided to act like the locals and get out on the ski slopes. Now, Continue Reading →