Banana Streusel Muffins & Enjoy Sendik's All Week

We have several days of school under our belts by now and so far things are under control.  The drama and tears (mine) have been kept to a minimum, though I am terribly sad that the carefree days of summer are gone.   We’re down to the brass tacks of long practices after school and backpacks weighed down with loads Read more

Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous, News | September 5th, 2013

Enjoy Sendik's All Week & A Great Mango Smoothie

This week, I’m discussing my habits with you here —  Tuesday it was my pizza issue.  Today, it’s mangoes.  The DamFam fights over mangoes the same way we do about greasy cartons of Chinese food leftovers.  I guess there are worse things to fight about.  So when mangoes go on sale, like they are this week, I stock up.  I bring them Read more

Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous, News | April 18th, 2013


I could’ve/should’ve called this post “When good bananas go bad” — because everyone knows that a banana that’s turned on you is a beautiful thing. You can make all manner of heavenly creations out of bad bananas … smoothies and milkshakes, banana bread, and of course this amazing cake.

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | September 11th, 2012

Banana Snack Cake

I don’t talk about baked goods all that often here because I just don’t really bake all that much. This is because while I love to have a recipe in front of me when I cook, I’m a bit of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda girl when it comes to actually following a recipe to the letter. Like, I don’t really measure stuff half the time. This laziness can be quite problematic when it comes to cakes and cookies and biscuits and scones and the actual science of baking. However, every now and then, I feel the crazy need to prove to myself that when push comes to shove, I am able to knuckle down, measure accurately, and create a fabulous cookie or cake or scone or what have you.

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | March 13th, 2012

Sweet Crepes with Bananas & Nutella

National Pancake Day is just around the corner. As in tomorrow. And since I care deeply about how you celebrate this sacred occasion(*), I’m here to encourage you to think outside the Bisquick box and get in touch with your fancy side. Tonight, after the homework has been accomplished, the tears have been dried (kidding, there’s no crying in homework!), and your kiddos are off entertaining themselves with the good old xBox360, take a few quick minutes to blend up a batch of crepe batter.