First Night Of Hanukkah + Lots Of Latkes


  Hanukkah was always my most favorite holiday as a kid. Of course it was, it meant eight nights of presents! Ahhhh. Just the smell of a burning candle at any point in the year would make me think of lighting the menorah and then waiting patiently to receive my present of the night. I […]

Sweet Potato Latkes {Grain-Free & Paleo}

sweet potato latkes grain free and paleo

  I had the best of intentions yesterday morning for making a large batch of sweet potato latkes (potato pancakes) for the first night of Hanukkah. I peeled THREE POUNDS  of sweet potatoes and then got down to business with the grating process before quickly realizing I wasn’t really in the mood to cook. At all. In fact, the chaos on […]

Latke Time & Next Week’s Meal Plan

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  Um, was anyone going to tell me that the first night of Hanukkah is this Sunday night? I was not aware of this until a few days ago (I thought it was starting next Sunday!) so aside from revising my dinner plan for this Sunday to now be all about Hanukkah foods, it’s time to […]

WIAW – Whole Foods and Hanukkah

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  Before we get to last night’s Hanukkah dinner, I have a few random foodie things to discuss. We went to Whole Foods the other day and I was really excited to get both Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt and Organic Pink Lady apples on sale. In my opinion, Stonyfield Organic makes the best greek yogurt, […]

#NYTough P&G Giveaway (plus Amex Gift Card!)

#NYTough P&G Prize Pack Giveaway

  The winner of the Gigabody giveaway is Jessica! She has been emailed; thanks to everyone for entering! And with the conclusion of one giveaway, comes the start of another awesome one courtesy of our friends at Proctor & Gamble. I am thrilled to be teaming up with Proctor & Gamble again, not only to give you […]

Winter Apple Recipe And A KINDAWESOME Giveaway

You just don’t know what you got until it’s gone. I have been without paper towels all week. Why haven’t I bought a new role? I don’t know. All I know is that I am reaching the point where this can’t continue. Hanukkah isn’t continuing anymore either. Please note the melted wax on my counter […]

Lazy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pie And Why Running Shouldn’t Always Be Pain Free

  I have always been a morning person but a Monday person? Not so much. In fact, I didn’t start liking Monday until my son was old enough to attend school. Then I became all about Monday. If you have kids you understand, if you don’t have kids, you will understand when you do. Anyway,  it is […]

It’s Black Friday, Of Course I Woke Up Hungry

  Happy Friday! How was your Thanksgiving? It doesn’t feel like Friday, right? Nor does it feel like the color black. I don’t know what it feels like, I just know that as predicted,  I have woken up hungry. That would be my loaded up plate from last night. You can be sure I went […]

Happy Thanksgivukkah – Sweet Potato Latkes Recipe Time!

  Good morning friends! Happy Thanksgivukkah! Every year on Thanksgiving I like to reflect on the little boy’s first Turkey Day by looking at one specific photo: Yes, that would be my baby set inside the broil foil pan that was to hold the mashed potatoes. While he is certainly too big now to fit in a pan, […]