Summer Grilling

When I think of relaxing summer dinners, I think of grilling cheeseburgers, french fries and corn on the cob. Potato and egg salad sides are also a favorite. ¬†However, color always inspires Ma so the other day we went against the usual and went for the unusual! Shish kebobs were in order with lots of […]

Feeling Gray in the Kitchen

It’s about time for me to start working on my kitchen and I don’t mean cooking in my kitchen. The cupboards are in great shape so my husband will paint them and we’re thinking dark. Dark gray. Gray is quiet and subdued and is a place of calm. Maybe the kitchen will be a relief […]

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!

What a beautiful day! I had no idea about this wonderful national holiday. I guess I need to make a batch of cookies then! I do find it very inspiring to sit down with a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven. Do you?

Colorful Mondays {garden food}

Fresh vegetables are so delicious especially when they are home-grown with your own hands. It’s also known that it’s important to eat a variety of colors. Colorful foods signify there is a high nutritional value. According to, “these nutrients protect you from a host of health issues, including cancer, age-related macular degeneration and heart […]

Shepard’s Pie

Shepard’s Pie is one of my favorite meals to make. It has everything you need pretty much in just one bite… the potatoes, meat and vegetables. I make it in a quick, simple way. With three little kids, I can’t slave in the kitchen for too long. The most time-consuming part is peeling all the […]

Fast and Easy Black Bean Soup

I am not a chef so that alone will prove that this is a very simple dish that anybody can make. It’s also very fast. With three little kids, I have to do a lot of things in a hurry and making meals is one of them. Another good note, is that it’s really a […]