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Brussels sprouts are an unsung hero of festive meals, in my opinion. I made Nigella Lawson’s recipe for brussels sprouts with pancetta, chestnuts and parsley, and they were delicious – I heartily recommend this recipe. I have reprinted it below – give it a try! Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts, Pancetta and Parsley Recipe courtesy Nigella …


For the last few years, I’ve been making gingerbread houses around Christmas time. I’m not quite hardcore enough to bake the gingerbread, and depending on how I’m feeling from year to year, I’ll either get a kit to assemble the house and then decorate it, or I’ll just get a pre-assembled house and have fun …

Presenting the bundle and bean

December 26, 2011

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Here are the bundle and bean!  I’ll post more pictures chronicling their adventures; for now, I just wanted to get them up on the website. They are gorgeous oddballs who add so much joy to our lives.  Since the inception of this site, we have added to our furry family, so I might post pictures …

A beach wedding

July 14, 2011

I’ve been spending some time on the Cape this summer, one of my favorite places in the world. Being on the beach at the end of June reminded me of my sister’s wedding that took place there, in June of 2007. I love thinking of ways to include personal touches throughout events – there will …