“Better-Than-Takeout” Chinese Chicken

“Better-Than-Takeout” Chinese Chicken

Chickity-China, the Chinese CHICKEN! (Name that song…) OK fine, I’ll tell you: it’s “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies, and I have vivid memories of rollerblading and rocking out to this song on the radio in my parents’ unfinished basement in the late 90s. But one thing I do NOT remember is having Chinese, ever, during […]

Pesto Pasta Alla Vodka

Pesto Pasta Alla Vodka

About lastnight…this mama was in the kitchen, and I tackled a new pasta dish that I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time. I love love love whipping up pasta dishes–and of course, I also love that more often than not, everyone in the family approves. THIS dish, inspired by Half Baked Harvest was […]

Livian’s Natural Birth Story

Livian’s Natural Birth Story

I thought maybe it was the last night. Bennett kissed me on the cheek and then slid down to kiss my almost 41-week belly, hanging over the edge of the ottoman. “I love you, baby,” he whispered between his lips pressed against her, moving inside me, until her home became firm, hard as a rock, […]

Grilled Chicken with Peach Chutney Recipe

Grilled Chicken with Peach Chutney Recipe

This recipe, with its juicy, plump peaches, always takes me right back to Davidson, North Carolina. Every Saturday in the summer, we would go to the Davidson Farmer’s Market, and Bennett and I would pick out the perfect crate of local, softball-sized, southern peaches. I have to say: Nothing compares to peaches from the South. […]