This wreath made of homemade herb dinner rolls would make a stunning (and edible!) centerpiece for your holiday table.

Herb Dinner Roll Wreath - a perfect holiday centerpiece! From

Our little family unit is young, and we’re still figuring out our holiday traditions— mixing some from my family and some from my husband’s family, and creating new ones of our own.

Not surprisingly, a lot of our traditions revolve around food. We make divinity candy with Steve’s folks, have frango mint fudge with my family, sip homemade eggnog while watching Love Actually, and munch on cheese balls on Christmas eve.

I think I’ve created a new tradition with this fun dinner roll wreath. No matter the main dish, this will definitely be on our table come Christmas day. Continue Reading…


A simple yet elegant wintertime quiche filled with roasted brussels sprouts and sharp gruyere cheese.

Roasted Brussel Sprout and Gruyere Quiche |

‘Tis the season for indulgence, absolutely. But it’s also brussels sprouts season, and that get’s me almost as excited as cookies and candy.

My love for brussels sprouts knows no bounds, and my husbands teases me about it all the time— “Brussels sprouts again?” But I will not apologize for it and besides, I gotta do something balance out all the sweets this time of year. Continue Reading…


Happy Sunday!

Since we're spending the holidays out of town this year, this is our "tree". It's rosemary, and I kind of love it.

Thanksgiving now seems like a distant memory, with the exception of a few souvenirs hanging around my love handles. We’re in full Christmas mode, despite our small rosemary “tree”. Since we’ll be spending the holiday with my parents in Seattle, it didn’t make sense to get a big one, especially when the two year-old was sure to not leave it alone.

Still, we’re baking up Christmas cookies, jamming to Christmas tunes, and getting in the Christmas spirit. We even attended our first Christmas pageant as parents at John’s daycare. It was extremely chaotic, but adorable. Continue Reading…


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