Places to Eat in Rome & Florence

Places to Eat in Rome & Florence Family Italy Trip: August 4-15 2019 3 days in Rome 7 days in Florence a whole bunch of time traveling...

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Chickpea salad has been one of my go-to lunches for years. With back-to-school season right around the corner, I thought I’d share my favor...

Dill Potato Salad

This tasty dill potato salad is just like Grandma’s: it’s bursting with fresh herbs and flavored with olive oil and vinegar. Dill is often...

Oven “Sun-Dried” Tomatoes

This homemade sun-dried tomatoes recipe is super easy to make in the oven and irresistibly delicious. Trying to figure out what to do with ...

10 Things to Do With Kids in Paris

If you’ve gotten a response via email from someone else, it may have been from Emily, who has been helping me keep up with things on the bl...

Famous Cajun Shrimp and Grits

This Cajun shrimp and grits recipe will wow everyone at the table! This recipe really is “world famous” and was blessed by Gordon Ramsey him...

Intentions for the Week:

  Happy Monday, friends! We are now on week 35 of 2019.  Here’s what that week looked like last year for me.  This weekend started with a b...

Easy Peach Cobbler

This peach cobbler recipe has been a long time coming. If you’ve followed the blog for a while, you know that peaches are my favorite part ...

My Everyday Life: Week 34

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 34 My husband made me a cappuccino. Thank you, husband. I miss Italy and that ...

Quick Pickled Zucchini

Because we’re still trying to put a dent in the zucchini supply, today’s recipe? Quick pickled zucchini. It’s great to have on hand, and all...

I LOVE LISTS

I LOVE LISTS Forty is the new forty. Being an Aunt is my favorite. Mini cherry hand pies. Yes, please.  Also, magic halva bars. YUM. Melis...

Ali’s Guide To Mexico City

All of my best tips for where to eat, visit and stay in Mexico City (CDMX). Everyone has their favorite places in the world to visit, and M...