Hi...it's me...I've finally made my way back to you! I know you missed me right? (Well tell me you did even if you didn't.) So, since the last time I talked to you two really exciting things have happened! For one, I have officially written and submitted the first draft of cookbook number two and so now I will have some time again to get back to blogging! And the second exciting news that I have to share with you is that I am joining the Drizly team as one of their TopShelf bloggers! This means I will be creating some really yummy cocktails for them and to share with you! With Valentine's Day being on a weekday next week, I'm kickstarting my new gig with the perfect Valentine's Day brunch cocktail for you to celebrate early with this weekend! My pink lemon kiss cocktail is the perfect romantic cocktail to go with any Valentine's Day celebration that you might have going on!
Well it happened, the weekend came and went in a flash just like it always does. Our weekend consisted of getting a new washing machine because last week the transmission in our old one went out, which come to find out repairing it would have been more than the new one we bought. Oh the joys of adulting right? On a positive note, I made some serious ground on the cookbook I am currently writing, Baby's First Eats! I still have a list a mile long every day until my deadline, but I'm are making some serious progress people. Since I am cooking all day everyday right now, easy dinners (that are healthy too) are a must! My healthy red Thai curry lentils are the perfect weeknight dinner for hectic weeks like the ones I have in my future!
Guys...I have been keeping a secret about a little (no wait big) project that I have been working on for a few months now! I am working on my SECOND cookbook that is to be released this fall! This time around it's all about the babies though, and I am so happy to tell you that I am releasing a cookbook, The Homemade Baby, this fall that will be stocked full of recipes for babies just starting on solids all the way through the toddler years!
Happy New Year guys! I hope your holiday was fantastic and your new year has started out just the way you had hoped it would! We are finally all feeling better around here and I have health on the brain as one of my top priorities for this year! I am definitely not talking about losing weight here, but more about over all health and taking care of myself better so I can be a better mom, a better wife, and better at my job! One of my favorite ways to incorporate more nutrients into my diet is to sub cauliflower for things like rice and mashed potatoes when I have those carb cravings hitting me hard! I have the best recipes for easy cauliflower rice two ways that you are going to love!
Happy holidays everyone! How was your Christmas? I hope it was wonderful and filled with so much love. Ours was interesting to say the least! We went to Louisiana for Christmas Eve and that was great, other than the fact that Parks currently has a little cold and was slightly fussier than usual. We left on Christmas Day to come back home and brought home stomach bugs for me and Canean that lasted for two days. Not quite the Christmas I had in mind, so never the less we are having a do-over for New Year's Eve! I am going to try my hand at making homemade pasta for the first time and will be whipping up something with bubbly for a cocktail! Here's a list of my top ten festive New Year's Eve Cocktails!
Holy moly, where has this year gone guys? Christmas is in FIVE days and I am not sure if I am ready or not! My shopping is done, but I just don't know if I am ready for the season to be over and for all of the Christmas decorations to come down. Everything looks so pretty with extra twinkle from the lights and my house always feels so bare when the tree goes down. I am trying to soak up these last days before Christmas and do all of the Christmas things like making tons of cookies, blaring Christmas tunes, and planning out my menu! To me, potatoes are a must on Christmas and my easy potatoes au gratin are always a hit at the table!