Monday, April 11, 2016

Beef and Cheddar Casserole

It's been a crazy couple of days.   Last Thursday night I organized a huge group to go to Paint Night which was so much fun.  Friday night went to a friend's birthday party and Saturday went out with a group of parents from school for drinks.  I paid for it all day yesterday -- could barely move!

The one thing I did do yesterday was prep dinner for tonight using this recipe for Beef and Cheddar Casserole.  I substituted the beef for ground turkey and used plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream.  Tried a quick bite and it was DELISH and very easy to throw together.  Kids are going to love it.

My big excitement is one huge project at work is reaching the finish line this week.  It's been a year in the making and I am so relieved to have it get off my plate you have no idea.

And the biggest most exciting thing ever is I am the flipping-out-excited holder of tickets to Guns 'N Roses in July.  I do not remember the last time I was so excited about something.  Bucket list material. :)

Some of my playlist for the foreseeable future:

Rocket Queen
Welcome to the Jungle
November Rain
Paradise City

GAH!!!! I don't care what he looks like now, no one is more bad ass than Axl Rose!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Healthy Corn Casserole

Haven't had a chance to post because my life is complete insanity

So here is a recap via photos + a recipe for healthier corn casserole (one of the sides I made yesterday for Easter) that everyone loved.

I love Eataly in NYC.  Met someone for drinks and have to post this photo because isn't is just beautiful?  That proscuitto was like butter.  Seriously.

Party favors for 29 kids who came to my middle's guy's birthday party at Ardsley House of Sports -- they did a great job!

These photos are in order of my camera roll.  Before my son's party we had 8 AM kick off for lacrosse. Going to be jam packed weekends with lacrosse and baseball for the two oldest.  My little one isn't even in the mix yet!! 

Amazing Minecraft cupcakes for the party.

Took the day off on my middle guy's birthday to take him to/from school.  Got all the Easter shopping out of the way in between.  That night we went to his favorite - hibachi!   Here is my youngest enjoying some soup.

Representing for the school/church bake sale.

These were supposed to be star wars eggs, but none of them were into the stickers.

Sweetness on St. Pat's

My youngest was so proud of the eggs he colored in school.

Late at night the easter bunny finished hiding the eggs and left their baskets at the bottom of the steps....then proceeded to fall into bed. :)

Orange Pecan French Toast for Easter Breakfast

6:00 AM Easter Morning!

It's a wrap!  Easter 2016 is in the books!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

As a rule not one of us likes raisins -- in anything.   Except my oldest will once in a blue moon randomly ask for cinnamon-raisin bread.

I haven't found an organic version that is good so when he asked for it the other day I told him I would make it for him.  I used this recipe for the bread machine.

The end result?


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mini Vacation

The kids had a BLAST at Camelback Resort last weekend. Highly recommend for a mini break -- only 90 minutes from NYC!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Tickets in hand for July 16th - YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!  Saw them a few years back and can't wait to see them in a few months!!  One of my faves and this one too...and I can keep going!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Beer Batter Bread

What a crazy weekend! Last basketball game and party, circus and much more.

It's only 12:30 today and I have already baked and cooked an enormous amount of food for these little people.  They are off from school so need to keep this place stocked with snacks.  I made chocolate banana muffins, chocolate chip apple cookies (to get rid of two apples that were about to go bad!), tomorrow's dinner of roasted chicken, sweet potatoes and carrots.  Right now I have simmering on the stove beef stew and in the oven my friend's amazing beer bread.  She made it for us recently and it was so good.  Trying to get rid of a few bottles of beer so put one in the stew and used one for the bread.  Logging the recipe here for future reference as it is so amazingly quick and good!


I can't get this to rotate, but want to save it on here.  Cuteness.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Weekend

My little guys are so excited that today is the last day of school before a week off for winter break.

Today they have their valentine's parties at school.  My oldest was complaining that I always make him bring plates and napkins, so I volunteered for the cupcakes.   He wound up having a basketball game rescheduled to last night so we didn't get home until late so this labor of love finished around 10 pm - oy.

I bought these little card/treat holders from Pottery Barn a few years back. The kids are excited for valentine's morning to put their homemade cards into their brothers valentine holder.   Of course they will get some chocolate and other goodies too in there. :)  

Hope everyone enjoys the long weekend!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Blueberry French Toast Casserole

My friend gave me this recipe years ago and I am finally getting around to logging it on here for future reference.  It is delicious!