Cast Iron Blueberry Cornmeal Cake

When I received a special issue of Bake From Scratch Magazine called One Layer Cakes, and passed by this cast iron blueberry cornmeal cake, I knew I had to try making it. Since pick-your-own blueberry season is still underway here in Connecticut, our first step in making this recipe was to drive to our localContinue reading “Cast Iron Blueberry Cornmeal Cake”

A Free Hands-On Experience Your Kids Will Love: First & Last Bakery

About a month ago my kitchen helper had an unexpected March snow day, so we started the morning by watching a Curious George episode. After the first episode aired the PBS station highlighted school age kids taking a tour of a bakery and my kitchen helper started calling for me to look at the TV.Continue reading “A Free Hands-On Experience Your Kids Will Love: First & Last Bakery”

Growing A Beginner Vegetable Garden: Part 1

I’m taking on a new challenge with my toddler, growing a beginner vegetable garden.  Ok, lets be realistic, we are going to attempt to grow carrots.  Orange, White and Purple carrots that he picked out at the local seed store.  This seed store was the best source for seeds that I’ve located in my area.Continue reading “Growing A Beginner Vegetable Garden: Part 1”

A Morning Adventure In New York City

My family and I try to travel down to NYC at least twice per year.  It’s typically a morning adventure to enjoy some good food, walk the city streets between Chelsea and Soho and get our fix of city life.  Our first stop is always Chelsea Market, a city block long indoor food haven consistingContinue reading “A Morning Adventure In New York City”

West Coast Style Apple Picking and Apple Pie Cookies

Every year, our group heads up to Rileys at Los Rios Rancho in Oak Glen for an early breakfast and some apple picking in the local orchards. We have to go early because even at the end of September, it still gets up to about 85*! Now that Jax is almost three years old, heContinue reading “West Coast Style Apple Picking and Apple Pie Cookies”

Road Trip: Exploring Burlington, Vermont

Last weekend my family and I decided to take a road trip to Burlington, Vermont.  It was a perfect time to travel to Vermont since the leaves were starting to turn and temperatures were slowly dropping.  The purpose of the trip was just to explore the city, find some good food and coffee and enjoy experiencingContinue reading “Road Trip: Exploring Burlington, Vermont”

Road Trip: A Morning Exploring Boston, MA

Since my toddler was about to start pre-school, I wanted to have one last mid-week adventure so I drove him into Boston to explore and enjoy a few sweet treats.  By the time we arrived we had about two hours before his looming nap time, so we made the most of our time there.  FirstContinue reading “Road Trip: A Morning Exploring Boston, MA”

Road Trip: Lyman Orchards Pick-Your-Own 2016 Season

I was so happy to discover Lyman Orchards last year and have started some great traditions with my toddler and friends.  Pick-your-own Pumpkin season opens at the end of September and since it’s the final crop we pick, I wanted to highlight all of the fun we have had this year and the recipes we createdContinue reading “Road Trip: Lyman Orchards Pick-Your-Own 2016 Season”

California Feature: Mono Cone…New to Us, a Tradition to Them

Recently we went on our first camping trip in the Eastern Sierras at Silver Lake. We were invited by our long time friends The Ramunnis. Tuesday Ramunni has been camping with her family at Silver Lake since she was a baby…only missing a handful of summers. Tuesday’s dad started visiting/camping at Silver Lake since 1962,Continue reading “California Feature: Mono Cone…New to Us, a Tradition to Them”

Road Trip: New Haven, CT Long Wharf Food Trucks

My family and I have driven past these food trucks for years.  Every time we pass there is always a packed crowd and people rave about the food.  We finally took the drive and thought getting there at 11am would help with the parking, however the very limited spots were already taken so we quicklyContinue reading “Road Trip: New Haven, CT Long Wharf Food Trucks”