• The Darien Peach

    First let me say, there is no peach anything in this cocktail but I’m naming it after the darling girl that turned me on to this drink. Sometimes you just need a good cocktail. My new thing seems to be making a cocktail on a Saturday night or enjoying one out on the town… wine doesn’t seem to be my jam anymore. I have tweaked it a bit from the original recipe that she shared to suit my taste. Feel free to play around with it too- the original called for spicy tequila and I’m sure that would be fantastic too. The Darien Peach Serves 4 Ingredients: 1/2 cup good resposado…

  • Homemade “Deli” Turkey

    I posted yesterday in my Instagram Stories that I was attempting to make my own deli style turkey for sandwiches using none other than my Instant Pot. Yes, yes, I am completely obsessed with that contraption. It is amazing… no ifs ands or buts. (Read my review here.) Anyway, the response to the turkey instastory was exuberant and large! I get it. Sandwiches are such an easy thing to pack for lunches, both school and work and sometimes deli meat is, well, scary. I mean what’s really in it? And if you go for the organic stuff it is so expensive! This is so extremely easy and you can flavor…

  • My Famous Marinade

    Famous! No, really. Well amongst my family and dinner guests, at least! Last week was my brother’s birthday. (You may have already seen this on Instagram) I decided I needed to make it a day that we celebrate him instead of getting bogged down in my own grief (and anger) so I made all his favorites for dinner. Grilled lamb chops with my “famous marinade” were ALWAYS his favorite and frequently requested. I make them every Easter. On the side we had his other favorites; roasted potatoes, a big green salad and homemade tzatziki… and let’s not forget the Texas “Sheath” Cake… because it is amazing! It was a wonderful…

  • J. Crew Mega Sale

    I promise my next post will be a recipe but this J. Crew sale is too good not to bring to your attention! 50 percent off all sale and clearance! Use code BIGGERSALE. Everything is thrown in there… there were 18 pages of sale in my size! Coats, sweaters, bathing suits, jewelry… I know you may not want to think about bathing suits in January but I just booked our February trip and ordered #12! I also have been looking for a new coat and couldn’t resist #14 … $115!!!! Without further ado… my J. Crew Sale picks! Women’s Sale 1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. /…

  • 2019

    Okay. So here we are. It’s 2019. I ended 2018 broken, so that means I’m starting this new year a little broken too. That’s okay, 2019 will be a work in progress. I wrote last year of my reluctance for New Year’s Resolutions and said what I’d like to see for us in the year ahead instead of “fixing” things. No diets over here my friends. This is still the case. To follow up on last year: 1. I certainly flexed that creative muscle more and have loved the direction I have taken this blog. I can’t wait to see what is on the path ahead for A Modern Housewife. As…

  • What to make for dinner when you are exhausted…

    Okay guys, final blog post for 2018! I figured I better make it a good one and what is better than 3 super easy, “barely a recipe” dinners?So here is the thing. I am tired. So very tired. No one really talks about the exhaustion that can come along with grief. I think the exhaustion is because grief is just all consuming, ever present and painful. There is space for nothing else. I have been doing my best to take cut myself some slack, keep expectations low and just focus on keeping my family moving along. I was so incredibly fortunate to have meals delivered by my friends every night for…

  • Last Minute Holiday Gifts

    Thank goodness for Amazon Prime right? Free two day shipping is a life saver. For you last minute shoppers out there here is a great collection of last minute gifts that can get to you fast for anyone on your list! Countdown is on- one week until Christmas Eve! Side note: as I was creating this list some ship dates changed, I tried to update every product but some may have changed since I published it. Look for the phrase “Will arrive before Christmas” in GREEN letters to make sure you receive it in time!     Click on item name to shop!  Spooner Board– Your kids will love this……

  • Coconut Macaroons

    Coconut Macaroons. I think I first started making these for my in-laws for Passover early in our marriage. The first time I brought them my husband’s grandparents jubilantly stated that these were the best macaroons they had ever had. Ever. Coconut macaroons were their favorite cookie so they knew what they were talking about. Now I make them for the family for any holiday. They are so simple with only 5 ingredients and come together quickly.   I also think they make the perfect holiday “snowball” cookie and they make their way on to our Christmas Cookie plate. (Try our Gluten Free Roll Out Sugar Cookie for you Christmas Cookie…

  • What To Wear To Get You Through The Holidays!

    Okay, so hopefully you have your holiday gifts all covered… right? If not check out our Holiday Gift Guides for some great ideas. Something for everyone: Kids!, For Her, For Him, Your Best Friend, The Gourmet & For The Home! Now on to what to wear to get you from now until New Year’s Eve! With so many nights out and things to do you need easy grab and go outfits that you feel good in, right? We have got you covered! Check out the four looks below! (Bonus: If you do need something new there are so many good holiday sales right now… 50% of J.Crew!)   Running Around…

  • Holiday Gift Guide #6- For the Home

    Gifts for the home are always good around the holidays. It’s a fun time to spruce up around the house, and even better when it is something you maybe wouldn’t think to buy for yourself!     Ring Doorbell – We received this for Christmas last year and it really is awesome. I actually intercepted a package, chatted with the delivery man and had it delivered to my neighbors while I was at my kid’s sport practice! All from my phone! New Bedding – Such a good time to refresh your bedding right before the new year! Serena & Lily has such lovely bedding. Stephanie Sherman’s “An Oceans Roar” –…