Spinach Avocado Smoothie

Spinach Avocado Smoothie with Banana, Mango & Lime

We’ve got flurries here this morning! Winter is dragging on so long in the Midwest, and the sun hasn’t showed it’s face much in months. When I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror I thought I must lacking something in my system.  My face looked so pale with virtually no color.  So I decided I’d make this Spinach Avocado Smoothie

Tuna Vegetable Salad

Tuna Vegetable Salad

Make my Tuna Vegetable Salad when you’re craving springtime in a bowl.  With plenty of crisp colorful veggies packed with flavor, plus your protein of choice for a complete and satisfying meal. Have you ever been starving and looked in your refrigerator only to find nothing that appeals to...

Matzo with Toffee, Chocolate, Pecans and Sea Salt makes Matzo Crack

Matzo Crack for Passover

I know what you’re thinking, Matzo Crack!  What on earth is that about?  During Passover, the Jewish holiday you’re only allowed to eat unleavened bread.  Those celebrating the holiday try to invent creative ways to use their matzo.  From breakfast dishes to dessert, matzo has a place at the table. 

Kale and Cannellini Soup topped with Pepitas

Kale & Cannellini Soup

The weather in the Midwest is still quite cold. So much for springtime. Typically by now I’m bringing out all the fresh fruit and brightly colored veggies to eat raw. With this constant cold snap I’ve been craving fresh earthy vegetable soups piping hot to keep me warm and...

Chocolate Pretzel Easter Basket filled with Pastel Candy Eggs

Chocolate Pretzel Easter Basket Video

Easter is less than 2 weeks away.  If you’re like me, coming up with colorful projects to enhance the table and experience for the holiday, is paramount. One of my favorite things to design is this adorable Chocolate Pretzel Easter Basket. Even your kids will have a great time...

High Heel Cupcakes

***National Shoe The World Day – Donate & Bake *** *HIGH HEEL CUPCAKES*

I’m guessing most of you didn’t know that today is National Shoe The World Day? Each day, over 500 million children, teens and adults around the world do not have a pair of shoes to wear, and despite the terrain and the climate, they have to walk barefoot everywhere....

Quinoa Trail Mix

Cape Town South Africa – Quinoa Trail Mix

  (view of the Marina from our room) Our last stop in Africa was to Cape Town South Africa.  Our travel from Rwanda to Cape Town was a total of 19 hours from the time we left the lodge in Rwanda, until arriving at Cape Grace Hotel. Cape Grace...

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda we came across a Silverback

Part 3: Rwanda & Gorilla Trekking

Our next stop was Rwanda do to some Gorilla Trekking.  We had no idea what to expect. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge our home for the next 2 days was set within a forest high in the mountains of Rwanda.  The trek to our cottage alone was a workout that I...