And they lived happily ever after

Dear Bessie

August 6, 2014 17 comments

Dear Bessie, I can’t believe you are the 12th dog we’ve fostered! Don’t worry, you’re not just a number to us. We love you soooooooooo much. Isn’t it crazy that we’ve fostered you since January!? So much has happened during our seven months together, and Travis and I have grown to love you more and more each day. I wanted to share with you seven reasons (one for every month) why I love you…   […]

Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

August 4, 2014 4 comments
Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Basil. Basil. Basil. Basil. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasil! Just a small whiff of this delightful herb makes me so darn happy. Doesn’t it just remind you of summer? If I could, I would probably put fresh basil on everything. Yes, even in sweet treats! Have you ever had strawberry-basil ice cream? It is INCREDIBLE. I purchased a large bunch of fresh basil at Whole Foods this weekend with the intention of using it in […]

Cucumber Spears with Feta and Dill

July 29, 2014 5 comments
Try these Cucumber Spears with Feta and Dill for a healthy, low-calorie snack. Cucumbers are packed with water, so this snack will help keep you full before your next meal. Vegetarian & Gluten-Free snack. ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Try these Cucumber Spears with Feta and Dill for a healthy, low-calorie snack. It’s a quick and easy vegetarian, low carb, gluten-free snack idea. Last week, I was scrounging through the fridge looking for an afternoon snack, but quickly realized my options were limited. We were going away for the weekend, so we had very few groceries left in our fridge (I always try to use up anything I can […]

Hawaii Vacation Part III (Final Recap!)

July 23, 2014 2 comments
Maui Luau

Hi guys! I am back today with the final recap from our amazing Hawaii Vacation in Maui. We left off last time after a delicious and romantic dinner at the Ferraro’s restaurant at the Four Seasons. On Thursday Travis and I had plans to go on a zip line tour. There are lots of zip line companies in Maui, but we found that Kapalua Zip Lines had incredible reviews on […]

Hawaii Vacation Part II

July 21, 2014 2 comments
Rachel Ferraro's

Hi guys! I am back today with Part II of our Hawaii Vacation recap. I was hoping to have this post up at the end of last week, but unfortunately my blog was hacked 🙁 I apologize if you were trying to access this site last Thursday or Friday – it was down for maintenance in order to fix the mess caused by a not-so-nice web hacker. Nevertheless, we are […]

Hawaii Vacation Part I

July 16, 2014 2 comments
Hawaii Vacation Part I

We had the most incredible Hawaii vacation and I am so excited to share it with you guys! We set off bright and early on Monday morning. I was hoping to sleep on the plane, but I was so darn excited that it was impossible. After a five and a half hour flight I was more than ready to get off the plane. I was very pleased when I realized […]

Healthy Travel Snacks

July 7, 2014 0 comments
Healthy Travel Snacks

We are off to beautiful Hawaii! I can’t believe this trip is finally here! We have a long flight ahead of us, so I knew I had to pack lots of snacks to hold us over until we land in Maui. This girl can’t handle being cooped up on a plane with a hungry belly…and let’s be honest — plane and airport food usually suck, so I prefer to always […]

Challah French Toast

July 3, 2014 3 comments
Challah French Toast

Sometimes there is nothing better than comfort foods, especially comfort foods that evoke wonderful memories. Growing up, my mom always bought challah (a traditional Jewish egg bread) from a store in Brookline, MA called Cheryl Anns’. Their challah is THE BEST in the world. I swear to it! We love it because it is particularly eggy, soft, and sweet. I have such fond memories sitting with my mom around the the island in our […]

Grilled Romaine with Lemon and Parmesan

July 1, 2014 12 comments
Grilled Romaine with Lemon and Parmesan

Chances are you’ll be grilling this weekend, am I right? So why not grill something a little outside the box…something that is sure to please everyone’s tastebuds: grilled romaine! The first time I tried grilled romaine was in Philadelphia during college. The food scene in Philly is incredible and I feel so lucky that I got to experience it for four years. I actually think Philadelphia was a BIG influence on my passion for […]

What I Ate Thursday

June 27, 2014 4 comments
What I Ate Thursday

I love when bloggers share their daily eats because I always get inspired with new meal and snack ideas. Today, I am jumping on that bandwagon and showing you what I ate Thursday! Yesterday morning, my alarm clock went off at 5AM and I forced myself out of bed. After quickly getting ready, I ran to the gym and conquered a tough back and bicep workout. By the time I […]