Grab This Ree Drummond Recipe and Make Shrimp & Tomato Sheet Pan Supper!

So here’s a question… What if (thank goodness this is only a WHAT IF?) What if you had to choose just one celebrity chef to use as your ONE resource for ALL of your recipes?  Tricky right?  We are so lucky to have so many talented people’s recipes just a click away on our countertops. But, I think if I had to choose just ONE person to follow it would have to be…

Helping a Friend and Learning from Abigail…

Back in June I ran into a friend on the corner of 85th and Lexington.  After some chatting she let me know she was going in for oral surgery, and for the three following weeks would be on a LIQUID ONLY diet!!  My first thought was to get her a handsome supply of gift certificates to one of the gazillion juice places in NYC.  My second thought!?  Ask Abigail…

Grab a Zucchini and Make this Simple Summer Side

When you come to our house for a meal this time of year, there are certain staples that are guaranteed to be part of the menu: zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers. Thank my green thumb husband for growing this produce literally at our fingertips in his gentlemen’s garden next to our home.  But what do you do with all that zucchini? Make this Simple Summer Side…

Evolving Traditions as My Group Grows Up

Our family has been hosting a summer pool party celebrating our twin’s birthday, well since their first birthday.  The tradition has ALWAYS included my friends and my children’s friends.  When they were younger I would cast a super wide net and invite all my friends and hope for some overlap.  Note: this gets trickier with time…

Grab Your Group and GO to the Beach/Lake/Park…when everyone else is LEAVING

As I made my way to the beach with my group the other night just after 5pm, there was a cavalcade of happy beach goers laden down with various beach accoutrements trudging in the opposite direction of my arrival tide. They were sandy and ruddy from the sun and the good cheer of a day well spent at the beach. But they were leaving. Which is why I was arriving…

Grab some Sugar and Butter and MAKE MONKEY BREAD!

Today, on my kid’s fourteenth birthday, I woke up early to treat the birthday twins and their delighted assembled friends to a Monkey Bread Breakfast (with a side of fruit to compensate for the less than healthy merits of the main dish)…

Grab Your Ingredients and MAKE this Salad

Gonna kick this post off with two words: you’re welcome.  You’re welcome for introducing you to your new go to group salad. You’re welcome for the opportunity to be the star of your next potluck show. You’re welcome for connecting ​you to a salad that is easy to make, can be made in advance and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser…