How To Get Rid of Damp Smell From Leather Handbags


  I have a handbag from Not Rational that is the perfect shape and size for daily use. The “Amy”.  I’ve had it for years. It’s just big enough for my little 11 inch macbook air and not so big that I get weighed down. The pockets are perfect for handing out and collecting business…

Read More »

Crazy Reptile Egg Trix Treats


We were torn what to call these. Snake Cakes? Lizard Egg Patties?  By the time we were through arguing and brainstorming, they were GONE. These were a big hit at my son’s Reptile Birthday Party.   They were super easy. Just follow your fave Rice Krispy Treat recipe and sub in Trix cereal for the…

Read More »

Perfect Gummy Worm Popsicles


When my son decided to have a reptile themed party for his 7th birthday, I knew I was going to try making some gummy worm popsicles. I’m so glad we did! There was a huge heat wave in So Cal and they were the biggest hit of the party. These popsicles are a total no-brainer and…

Read More »

Curried Coconut Chicken Salad with Ginger


This is my family’s favorite chicken salad and especially great to make ahead and serve for dinner on a hot summer night. I love making chicken salad because it is so easy and fast to whip up and saves us from the takeout trap. This recipe makes a ton and still… it never lasts. Even…

Read More »

Magical Rainbow Hidden Mickey Cake


My son asked for another Hidden Mickey cake this year.  With a twist. He wanted rainbows inside. The theme for his Birthday party was Fantasia and references to the Sorcerer’s apprentice were plentiful. I thought I’d try my hand at some magic of my own. I’ve always wanted to try out a “twice baked” cake…

Read More »

Easy Gluten-Free Apple-Pear Tart


Certain things from the time “before” I was Gluten Free (over a decade ago!) I still miss. Warm apple pie, topped with ice cream, for example. It’s not impossible to find a decent gluten free pie crust. It’s just difficult and involves a lot of driving to multiple stores in search of that one mix/crust…

Read More »

Trader Joes Dinner: Mini Tapenade Pizzas


Since I am still buried in heirloom tomatoes, I’m challenging myself to come up with inventive dinners that include them. There are only so many Caprese salads I can stomach, as fabulous as Caprese salad may be. I made up this simple recipe while perusing the aisles at Trader Joes 1 Package Trader Joes Pizza…

Read More »