January 8, 2010

Citrus Beet Salad

citrus beet salad

Ummm I’ve been going a little overboard on the juicing lately…..

I’ve been stock piling fruits & veggies in my house!

This is what my counter looked like a few days ago-via my cameraphone.

I am totally crazy huh? This doesn’t account for the stuff that’s already in the fridge!

Since I have a surplus of veggies, I decided to make a Citrus Beet Salad for dinner tonight.

I gots to get rid of it somehow!

It’s really refreshing, sweet, tangy & delightful!  The sweetness is balanced by the tartness of the citrus.That red onion and feta give it such a sharp bite!

The best part is that it is SOOO easy.

Wanna see?

January 6, 2010

Cherrywink Cookies


Two months ago I was at my parent’s house discussing our favorite cookies at the dinner table.  My mom told us that Cherrywinks were one of her favorites. 

Cherrywinks?  Say what?? What are Cherrywinks?

Apparently they are the classic cookies her grandmother made when she was younger!  My dad agreed upon their deliciousness. He had his share from her too!  If you could see how they beamed when discussing these cookies…. it was like Christmas morning!  My mom got her Betsy Wetsy doll and my dad got that BB gun he wanted!  The delight in their faces!  The joy! Cookies!

The seed was planted.  I must  find the recipe and make them a batch.

Flash forward!

A month later, my mom handed me the recipe.  She found it from her archives and it looked well loved. Thanks great- grandma for being so organized!  I’m prepared to surprise them!

i ripped the top of the recipe by accident!

The top got damaged in transit.  Don’t kill me mom!

Earlier this week!

My mom’s birthday arrived!  So what better excuse to make her some?

So here they are!

happy birthday, mom!

Happy Birthday, Mom!  I love you! CONTINUE READING

January 2, 2010

Beet, Pear & Ginger Juice

The Juice of the day:

Beets, Pear & Ginger



January 1, 2010

Goodbye 2009!

We said goodbye to 2009 with lobster!  It’s been a wonderful tradition at my parent’s house for almost 10 years.

Last night we had 25lbs between 7 adults.  I’d say that’s pretty good, right?


My brother Ryan showed Coop a few of the lobsters.


He was a bit fascinated by them.


December 31, 2009

2 for 2010!!!

Meet Rhoda

I bought a juicer 5 months before I got pregnant with Cooper.  I was obsessed.  For the first three months, I juiced constantly.  I could not keep enough fruit & veg in my house to quench my thirst.  I thought to myself “This 200 bucks was soo worth it!  How could I never NOT juice?!”

Then I got pregnant and turned super lazy….The thought of lugging my machine out of the cabinet and cleaning up the mess prevented me from using it. What a waste of a fine machine!  Sigh.

This afternoon while Coop slept, I busted out Rhoda (the name I have for my juicer) and made something delightful!

Carrot, Red Pepper, Apple, Ginger & Celery juice:

what's in my juice!


December 23, 2009

Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing you a sweet holiday,

Tracy, Casey & Cooper!

December 20, 2009

Salted Pistachio Brittle

salted pistachio brittle

Have you met Kristen from The Kitchen Sink?  Well you should!!  Her website is food porn to the core!  Her writing is absolutely lovely too.  She recently did a guest post over at thekitchn.com about her Salted Pistachio Brittle.  The pictures alone will find you instantly at the grocery store gathering ingredients.

I made some this weekend and they are fab!