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John’s Breakfast Sandwiches: Cooking Through Cravings

Our next stop through Cravings is John’s Breakfast Sandwiches. Some links below are affiliate links. Check out our other Cravings posts and be sure to get yourself a copy of the cookbook! Weekend mornings usually include an early visit…

DIY Coffee Scrub

A DIY Coffee Scrub for Your Mom

Growing up with 7 siblings and one full bathroom had its challenges. We all had a some sort of shower caddy because there was no way all our products could be stored in the bathroom. What made the bathroom situation…

Grammy Pat's Pistachio cake

Grammy Pat’s Pistachio Cake

When I think about this pistachio cake, I immediately flashback to my childhood. My mom would make this cake for various family parties and for ‘just because’. This cake is delicious and so (heads up, I’m sorry) moist. What…

Toys for Tots

26th Annual Toys for Tots Collection Party Recap

Last night, was my family’s annual Toys for Tots collection party! Our community collected 5,579 toys for kids in New Haven County! We were joined by the New Haven Marines. For those of you not familiar with Toys for Tots, the…

Cookie Butter Cookies

Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella is to Fatima as cookie butter is to me. I was introduced to cookie a few years ago when my coworker gave me a jar of it around the holidays. Fantastically delicious was the only phrase I could think…

London Map Ornament

DIY London Map Ornament

Fatima and I started a tradition of making these DIY map ornaments from the places we visited. Since starting this project, we’ve grown quite a collection! Our latest ornament takes us across the pond. Here’s the story behind our London…

Harvey Wrapped in Christmas Lights

Elf on the Shelf: Tangled Up in Christmas Lights

While were setting up our apartment with decorations for Christmas, Harvey said wanted to help. We instructed him to go get the Christmas lights. After about 10 minutes, we turn around to find this. He was trying to untangle the…

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots and Giving Back

For over 25 years my best friend Jim and I have hosted an annual Toys for Tots party for the US Marine Corps in Wallingford, CT. In the past several years, we have averaged over 5000 toys per collection. Jim…

DIY Elf Ornaments

DIY Elf Ornaments

Last Christmas, Fatima and I made these adorable Elf Ornaments for everyone in my family. We wanted to give them a handmade gift that they could display on their Christmas trees. The significance of giving the same ornament was…

Elf on the Shelf Stuck in the Whisk

Elf on the Shelf: Stuck in the Whisk

Harvey came back early from his vacation in the North Pole to help us make Fatima’s famous sweet potato pies for Thanksgiving. He thought he was being helpful when he decided to setup the KitchenAid, but got stuck in the…

Sweet Potato Pastries

Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Pastries

Fall is our favorite season. Growing up in New England, I loved experiencing the changes in the leaves, the crunch they make when you step on them, and the cool, crisp air. My family’s annual Halloween Party this year is…