Revamping the blog presented quite the opportunity to skip down memory lane. I found the earliest posts particularly rough – I had a lot to learn about writing recipes and taking pictures. During Our Lady of Second Helpings’s first November I was so excited to share my own version of Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies.
It’s here! Another Thanksgiving Day has arrived. Sure we should be giving thanks daily for our lives blessings but today, in particular, I hope you find a moment to quietly reflect on all there is to be thankful for. Some years it is easy to see the abundance while others find us
Some very brave friends of ours started our Thanksgiving meals early this year when they invited all of their friends with kids to a pre-holiday feast. Over a dozen kids under the age of five generated a cacophony that made “11″ sound like the mewing of a newborn kitten. Amidst the blur
I’m calling it early this year. I have a baby who pretty much wants to be held and snuggled all the time. I am happy to oblige but I’m also pooped! I’ve got ideas for all new and exciting light takes on Thanksgiving foods bouncing all around in my head unfortunately, chances
It feels as though the last seven days have passed in as much time as it takes to complete a sneeze! Monday morning I accepted an invitation to appear on Seattle’s New Day NW morning talk show – on Wednesday. Two days to prepare for a live cooking segment is not much
“Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova. It is a meringue dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside… The dessert is believed to have been created in honor of the dancer either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s… The dessert is a popular dish and an important part
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
This is embarrassing to admit so please tell me I’m not the only one who does this – I excitedly accept an invitation to a party or potluck a few weeks away, make a note of the upcoming event on my calendar, and then file it away for later. The week of the potluck
It still sounds both cool and surreal to say this: Monday morning I was on T.V.! I was invited to appear on Seattle’s daytime talk show New Day Northwest to share my weight loss story and several lightened dishes for Easter. It was a fantastic experience. Everyone at the show and the
Growing up there were a few dishes that my grandma would make only for holiday meals or special family dinners. My sister and I looked forward to them and made sure to double check that they would be on the menu a week or so in advance of the meal. One of