Roast Chicken Dinner with Carrots and Potatoes

Roast Chicken Dinner Recipe

On Sunday morning before venturing off to the 9 o’clock mass, I turned to Chris and said, “Can it be a roast chicken Sunday?” He laughed, smiled and said, “I was JUST about to ask you the same thing.” Roast Chicken Dinner by Mr. Stowed Stuff is one of my all time favorite meals – [...]

Happy First Birthday Andrew!

Elmo Birthday Party

Last Sunday marked our little Andrew’s first birthday – the same day we actually celebrated with family and friends in true ELMO style.  I just can’t believe my littlest dude is ONE! The big ONE. Could we pull off another ELMO first birthday celebration without Grandma’s presence? Could we manage the cake all by ourselves [...]

Easy Pulled Pork

pulled pork crock pot recipe

The Lord knows that when I’m cooking, it can’t be that complicated. But yet again, I do surprise myself sometimes. But when the recipe calls for 5 ingredients, I know I can do it. Pulled Pork for the win. This dinner is a win-win in so many ways. The kids eat it (Guffaw!) No mess [...]

Tips for Back to School Hustle and Bustle

Back to School McDonald's

Honestly, I can’t get over how busy we are now that September is here and school is back in session. I’ve come to fully realize that the kids really do need us more as they get older – with all the shuffling from school to after school activiities, each day is jam packed. The days [...]

Great Wolf Lodge October Howl-O-Ween Fun

Great Wolf Lodge Howl-o-ween Review and Giveaway

Last weekend, the entire Stow clan got to experience yet another amazing overnight stay at Great Wolf Lodge New England. So even though Emily and I missed out on all the amazing “howliday” festivities on Friday night (she’s a committed dance team member now), the Stow boys were able to get there on time to [...]

Andrew Likes It

When to Introduce Yogurt

We put yogurt on hold after he tried a baby food pouch which contained greek yogurt at about 7 months. He had it in the evening hours and the next morning I got a projectile, smelly, white, massive puke all over the master bedroom. Lingering dairy problem or coincidence? Let’s hold off on that yogurt, [...]

Yakitori Chicken on the Grill

Chicken on Skewers

This summer has been all about this scrumptious chicken skewer recipe on the grill. It is light, super tasty and a different way to enjoy chicken. It goes well with Dole’s Chopped Sesame Asian Salad Kit.  We hope you try it and let us know what you think. It’s our new favorite and has been [...]

New Drinkware from Birch Lane {Giveaway}

Birch Lane Drinkware

Let’s face it, summer entertaining is so much fun. I love having friends and family over to enjoy the good weather, some s’mores by the fire pit and some of Chris’s good home cooking. I just love summer (even when our air conditioning is on the fritz). Have you ever heard of Birch Lane? It’s [...]

Sea Crest Beach Hotel Falmouth, MA

Sea Crest Hotel Falmouth, MA

We just returned from a wonderful stay at the newly renovated Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod. I’ve been a long time fan of Old Silver Beach in Falmouth since I was a kid, visiting with neighborhood friends since I was in elementary school and telling my very own parents they [...]

Party Appetizers: Cucumber Bites

Cucumber Bites Recipe

So we partied it up as we celebrated the Best Summer Ever with friends a few weeks ago. Thank to Hood, we got to try some new flavored cottage cheeses and we even created some of their new recipes and shared them with our guests. So many people felt just like me – “I’m not [...]