Polenta Cakes – yummy!

I love polenta. Its a very simple Italian dish, probably Italian peasant food since it does not require any ingredients except stone ground or coarsely ground cornmeal and water. I’ve also always loved corn breads – kind of sweet, but perfect accompaniment for savory dishes and sort of gritty. I have not, however, developed a fondness of grits – the southern equivalent of oat porridge, I prefer oat porridge. Anyway, polenta dishes always catch my eye and lately I have {Read More}

Spring Salad with Fennel, Radishes and Herbs

While reading the WSJ Weekender this morning I came across this recipe for a refreshing spring herb salad. I assume fennel and radishes are not the most popular ingredients. But they deserve their time in the spotlight because they each can provide abundant flavor for seemingly innocuous vegetables. I love to add fennel or fennel seed to pasta dishes, specifically those with ragu like sauces – it’s that bright note that every pasta dish needs. Or served with any citrus {Read More}

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Benefits of Drinking Water, Cayenne Pepper and Lemon Juice

We are supposed to drink a lot of water, everyone knows that but if you are like me you might get tired of the bland taste. One of the most popular ways to spice up your daily water intake is by adding lemon and cayenne to it. Drinking water with lemon and cayenne can reduce stomach bloat as well as has numerous proven health benefits. Lemons Lemon juice contains high levels of potassium and vitamin C. A strong antioxidant, lemon {Read More}

What To Pack in My Disney World Backpack?

This is our first big family trip. We are going to Disney World next week. I have never packed for 4 people for a week. I am going to start packing soon just so everything is perfect. I am leaving little notes to myself and things keep popping into my head them I write them down, just trying to stay organized. One thing I have been trying to figure out, is how to pack the perfect Disney World Backpack. I {Read More}

Things to Do During Spring Break in Cleveland

Staying home for Spring Break this year. Looking for some fun things for you and the kids to do during Spring Break. There are lots of fun ways to stay busy in Cleveland this year. Check out 10 fun things to do for Spring Break in Cleveland. 1. Take a trip to and indoor water park Sandusky’s Kalahari Resort Castaway Bay, Great Wolf Lodge and Maui Sands are all great places to take the kids during Spring Break in Cleveland. {Read More}

Easter Crafts for Kids

Easter is right around the corner. Why not take some time out for a fun craft with the kids. Kids love crafts and it prepares them for the holiday. We searched the web and found some really cute ideas for crafting with your kids this week. I am no artist so all of these fall into the pretty easy category. These crafts are good for younger kids and only require a few items to purchase and craft with. Enjoy and {Read More}

Beautiful Green!

1. Limited Ponte Shirred Sleeve Striped Jacket $108.00. 2. Banana Republic Melina hobo $198.00 (plus 30% Off). I love this bag. 3. Gap Broken-in straight khakis in fresh green $49.95 (plus 25% Off). 4. Florals are big this season. With floral and green you can’t go wrong. New York and Company Drawstring Hem Printed Split-Neck Top $20.00

Real Housewives of Orange County is Back April 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm

The housewives that started it all “Real Housewives of the OC” is coming back into our living rooms April 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm. I can’t wait! Some fun facts about the upcoming Season 8: • There is a new cast member Lydia McLaughlin joining the rest of the wives. Lydia is a heiress and owner of a high-end magazine about life in Southern California, who is a devout Christian. • Former cast mate Lauri Peterson will be making some {Read More}

Kim Kardashian Talks About How Much Baby Weight She has Gained

People love to talk and there has been alot of speculation about how much weight Kim Kardashian has gained. She is currently pregnant with rapper Kanye West’s baby. Kim spoke to Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson: “It’s tough when you see people make all these assumptions. Like, you know, ‘She’s gained 75 pounds,’” Kim, who is having a baby with rapper Kanye West, told Shaun. “And I’m like, ‘I haven’t even gained half of that yet!’” the 32-year-old said. It’s sad {Read More}