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My version of Starbucks BLT Chicken Salad

Chicken BLT Salad Recipe inspired by Starbucks

Earlier this year my daughter discovered the Chicken BLT Salad Sandwiches at Starbucks and they quickly became her favorite snack after a long day of theater rehearsals. A few weeks ago I stopped by Starbucks on the way to pick   Read More »

Greek Seven Layer Dip

Greek Seven Layer Dip

With summer days ahead, I like to use my oven as little as possible. This is a recipe for an appetizer that you could easily combine with a salad or use as a side dish, too! I spotted a recipe   Read More »

Tiny Prints Grad

30% off Graduation Stationery at Tiny Prints

My son graduates from High School in less than three weeks and guess what I have not ordered yet? That’s right – graduation announcements!!  Part of me feels like a total slacker Mom and the other part of me says,   Read More »

Irish Stew

5 Classic Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

This is an article I originally posted in 2009, but these recipes are still perfect! Ireland is by far one my favorite places on earth! Lucky for me, my grandparents live there and we have made quite a few trips   Read More »

10 Day Detox Diet

Sugar Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free – Who Me? OH YES!

Apologies for the crazy title – but I can not believe that in a span of 15 days I have gone from craving carbs, sugar, and covering everything with cheese to some one who is very happily eating sugar-free, grain-free   Read More »

Gluten Free Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe

Gluten Free Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe

Years ago anytime I would make chili, I would ALWAYS make cornbread, but when I started eating gluten free that tradition kind of fell by the wayside – until today!! Why did I need to give up my favorite cornbread   Read More »

Pink Christmas Tea from American Tea Room

Tea is Always Better Shared with a Friend

  A friend of mine is doing a very special event that has gone world-wide and although it started as a “one-day” thing, it was so popular they are continuing it daily. It is Tea with Ahmie. See, Ahmie has   Read More »


What’s Your Cup of Tea

As much as I love coffee, I still think I drink more tea. Growing up in a family where “tea time” was at least 5 times a day and needed to be made with care every time, I have learned   Read More »


Post Workout Smoothie Recipe

The girls and I have been going to the gym a lot more frequently, they are both taking dance classes now, and my son is right in the middle of high school swim season. In other words, we are all   Read More »


Is Lasik Eye Surgery Worth the Cost?

Growing up I always considered myself lucky – my eyesight was 20/20 and I never had issues with my eyes. I recently started wearing glasses – but more for reading than anything else. My brother, on the other hand, always   Read More »