Minestrone Soup

Something special has been happening in our house recently. Max has been eating the same food we do (for the most part)!  It is so exciting to, A.) see him feed himself handfuls of cheese, cheerios, bread, pretty much anything you put in front of him. Not to mention his ability to take huge bites…

Brie with Honey

Brie makes a great addition to any party spread. It’s a creamy crowd pleaser with lots of flavor (it’s most flavorful when at room temperature or warmed in the oven), it’s easy prepare and hard to mess up. Although sometimes, plain brie is not enough. You need to add some spark, some new flavor profiles,…

Cranberry Pie

Looking for a last minute holiday dessert? Look no further. This cranberry pie is like a cross between those seemingly healthy fruit oat bars (unless you consider copious amounts of butter and sugar healthy!) and pie. A densely packed, nutty, buttery crumble sits on top of a not-too-tart cranberry filling that is just delicious. Serve…

Butternut Squash Soup

A few weekends ago I went to a great brunch with great friends. On the table (which was a refurnished wood farm table. I’m not sure why I had to add that detail, but the host’s boyfriend refurbished it! I’m always impressed with crafty people.), we feasted on zucchini bread, a fritatta, fruit salad, corn bread,…

Fudgy Chocolate Sheet Cake

October is a great month. The weather really starts to turn towards fall. The mornings and evenings are cool, the days perfect and everyone still wants to be outside. There are two added, personal, bonuses in the month of October. The first is James’s birthday! The second is my grandmother’s birthday! James and Grandma Doe…

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Taking pictures of food can be challenging. The challenges are different than, let’s say, taking a photo of an active baby. You would think food would be easier. Food is an inanimate object. It doesn’t move. It stays still and I have complete control over what they look like. And therein lies the problem. The…

Voila’s Vegetable Garden

Boy oh boy it’s been a long time. Since June 1 (the last time I posted): Max has gotten bigger, cuter and more adorable. He’s eating solids (loves carrots, not so keen on bananas), rolling over and has this squeal-of-happiness laugh that I adore; I turned 28 on July 17; and – here comes a…

Lentil Goat Cheese Bruschetta Dip

Remember that time back in March, a few days after we brought Max home, I wrote in this space that I thought I had time to work on a few side projects while on maternity leave? Welllll…… if my lack of posting on this blog in the last two months is any indication, almost none…