It’s Been A While!

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on August 22, 2013

in family, friends, pasta, pescetarian summer, photography, random, travel

Oh hey there! It’s been a while…over a month actually. I’ve had an interesting summer, to say the least. My pescetarian summer challenge? Went well, I ate more veggies and sushi, and had no shame about eating a tuna sandwich for dinner. Camp was truly exhausting, my girls really kept me on my toes! As […]


Lovely Lemon Cookies

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 25, 2013

in Baking, friends

There’s really a special place in my heart for a good lemon cookie. That, I know, comes from stocking the giant jars of lemon knot cookies that used to adorn the counter at Starbucks. The little $0.69 treats smelled strongly of lemon, had a delightful cake-like texture, and a crispy sugar glaze. I may have […]


Super-Duper Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 20, 2013

in Baking, friends

As I write this, I’m glued to the live blogs and twitter feeds of the happenings in the Boston area, truly thankful for the brave men and women who searched tirelessly for the suspects in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings. My thoughts have been sent back east all week, occupying much of my school day, […]


Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza {Giveaway Post}

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 11, 2013

in contest/giveaway, friends, giveaway, pizza, simple recipe

Every once in a while, I forget about how much I love parmesan cheese. I know, it’s an odd thing to forget, but I’ll go weeks without a taste, and then out of nowhere, I put it on everything. In college, my fridge was never without at least one (sometimes more than one) container of […]


Merrick {Two Years Old}

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 7, 2013

in friends, Photo Gigs, photography

When photographing baby Blayne the other day, I had the pleasure of also photographing his adorable cousin Merrick. Merrick is two, and absolutely adorable. He followed directions better than many of my campers, and definitely better than some of my students! He loved saying “cheese” and thought it was hilarious when I’d ask him to […]