Posts Written OnNovember 2015

Homemade Turkey Tetrazzini is a delicious way to use up leftover turkey (try making it with chicken, too)!

  Casseroles are one of the best comfort foods for crisp fall evenings. The chill in the air means warm, steamy, creamy, delicious things like homemade turkey tetrazzini are perfect for Sunday night dinner! (Or any night of the week, really.) Especially when I have a couple pounds of turkey meat sitting in my fridge from Thanksgiving… In turkey tetrazzini, the sauteed mushrooms, onions, and fresh herbs build an amazing depth of flavor that livens up those leftovers. And, truth be told, this recipe works equally as well with leftover roast chicken. OR, if you’re feeling really lazy (or practical—depending…

5 Things To Know Before Becoming A Soccer Mom

  If you need me on any given day of the week, you can find me doing one of two things: shuttling kids all over mid-Maryland soccer fields, or cleaning up and preparing to shuttle kids all over mid-Maryland soccer fields. If you’d have told me years ago that I’d be the very cliché I spent my entire life running from, I’d have rolled my eyes and sent a few choice words your way.  And yet, here I am, fresh off of a tournament weekend with 10 years of soccer team experience behind me. My boys started soccer at the local YMCA when they…

Holiday Oyster Casserole: perfect addition to any holiday spread!

  One of the things I love about cooking is the ability to try a recipe, and then change it up to make it my own. Though, sometimes a recipe is so perfect just the way it started, altering it would seem almost offensive. Like this simple holiday oyster casserole. I first got this recipe from a friend in 2001. It’s hard to remember exactly, but I believe at the time I was looking for something to make for a holiday dinner at my future in-laws’ house. She pulled out a few trusted and favorite recipes of her own, and…

5 Scrumptious Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

  Ahh… Thanksgiving. The time of year when we gather relatives from near and far, count our blessings together, and drink heavily to cope with the madness of it all. Or maybe that’s just me. Because I’m not the master chef of the family, I try to stick to what I know when contributing to the holiday feast, and that is: A THANKSGIVING COCKTAIL. A good cocktail line-up keeps the conversation flowing and the guests happy. (Even when the dreaded political commentary starts. Ugh!) Add a seasonal twist to your cocktail station with these delicious options… 5 Scrumptious Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes 1. Pumpkin Spice White…

An Adoption Story: The Rowleys

  If you were to see my family in a restaurant or out watching our kids play sports, it would be obvious to you that we are an adoptive family. And for some reason, because we are obviously a bit unique, people feel they they are allowed to ask questions about our family makeup or offer comments—not all of which I particularly want to answer or hear when I am out trying to maneuver around with six children! Sometimes these questions feel a bit intrusive, and cross the line between polite inquiry and mind-your-own-damn-business. “Are they really brothers and sisters?”…