February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Cynthia’s Valentine blog post earlier this week motivated me to try making something homemade for the sweet hearts in my household. I landed on Nutella and Strawberry Filled Hand Pies, which are always fun to make. (You could also make a savory hand pie for a special dinner instead, if your sweet isn't into sweets.)

It was a busy week with our current CrateChef box by Cynthia Chen McTernan shipping out this week, so I... Read More

February 11, 2019

Valentine's Day Inspo

Valentine's Day Inspo

Happy Monday! With Valentine's Day later this week, I've been combing through my recipe binders (yes, binders.... that will be a future blog post) looking for a recipe to surprise my two Valentine's. I contemplated taking the easy road and buying a box of chocolates, but nothing says you are special more than a decadent treat that you've made with labor and love.  Chocolate Molten Lava Cake, creamy Creme Brulee, Red Velvet Cake,... Read More

February 04, 2019

Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral

Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral

For 20 years, the Pantone Color Institutes Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging and graphic design. You may have probably heard, and will most definitely see, the color for the upcoming year...Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral. This vibrant, but mellow pink-y orange with golden undertones will be everywhere this year. I thought it would be fun to... Read More

January 12, 2019

Veganuary - Take the Pledge

Veganuary - Take the Pledge

The most common aspirations for the new year are to eat healthier, exercise more and save money. If you're like me, eating healthier is at the top of the list! I was recently introduced to a charity that can help all of us stick to this resolution - Veganuary. This UK based charity, formed in 2014, is inspiring people to try vegan for January and throughout the rest of the year.

Depending on one's commitment... Read More

January 10, 2019

Soup Warms the Soul

Soup Warms the Soul

Winter is here and there is nothing better than a nice pot of warm soup. Veggies and meat in a clear broth with some egg noodles, orzo or lentils. A creamy potato soup or a chunky chili. Down jackets are great for the cold, but when the weather drops below 40, it’s time to break out the big pots and start cooking some liquid goodness that will warm us from the inside during the cold... Read More