“Mommy, I finish my meatballs! More please?” Out of the mouth of babes… If there’s one thing I’ve realized I can make and my entire family enjoys, it’s spaghetti and meatballs. Now, I’m not talking about the pre-made meatballs, dried boxed pasta and marinara sauce out of a jar. I’m talking real meatballs made from scratch, sauce made from San Marzano tomatoes and fresh pasta.
I know what you’re thinking, making something like that takes too much time and if you’re a busy mom like me, time is precious and very limited, but trust me when I tell you that it’s not a difficult as it may sound. You don’t have to roll out your own pasta to have it fresh, opt for a refrigerated or even frozen pasta. Continue reading
Father’s Day is just 3 days away and what better was to start the day than with a fantastic brunch for the entire family. The idea of creating a delicious brunch used to be an intimidating thing for be before, until I learned how simple the entire meal really is. It’s all about having a good mixing of the sweet and savory! I came across this recipe while watching Ten Dollar Dinners with Melissa Darabian on the Food Network Channel. It looked so delicious and easy to make that I had to try it myself. (It has been a while since I took the time to cook a real meal, but this was my inspiration to get back to my Domestic Diva quest) Continue reading
Yes, you read that right! Doritos for dinner!!! Who would have thought?!? A few years ago, my husband’s friend and co-worker made this fantastic creation for the staff dinner at the restaurant they worked at and when my husband came home he told me all about it. A few weeks back, we had some Doritos laying around, so hubby got the brilliant idea to make Dorito chicken parm. I’ve never tasted anything like it and I could wait to recreate it myself!
So last night as I went through the cabinets looking to see what I would make for dinner (in the back of my mind I was starting to kick myself for waiting so long to go grocery shopping) and I saw that there was about 1/2 a bag of Doritos sitting in the cabinet. Continue reading
Oh my, it’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to sit down and write! I’ve had so much I’ve wanted to share but finding the time to pull myself away from the daily tasks us moms face has been more difficult the past couple of weeks. Between the recent increase in stress at work (there’s never a dull moment during tax time when you’re working in an accounting position!) and the normal goings on of a busy family life, finding some time for myself has been even more limited. I do have to admit that I’ve been making some time during the day to sit down and read which I have missed for some time now.
These past few weeks have been filled with a lot more than I had expected possible for myself. I’ve been trying extra hard to keep a clean house, never knowing when friends or family may pop by. It’s been nice knowing that if someone called and said they would be stopping over in the next 10-15 minutes that I wasn’t frantic to hide whatever mess was lying around. Rather, I would just tidy up a few things here and there and that would be it. No more stress in that department. Continue reading