by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on May 9, 2014

in Uncategorized

My day to day routine has gotten very… Routine. Now that I’m eating food all the time now, I have to spend a bit more time planning out my week, and make sure I get to the grocery store every weekend to ensure that my eating is “mindless” during the week. The mindless thing has […]


{Photo Shoot} Taylor: Senior Photos

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on May 17, 2013

in Photo Gigs, photography, Uncategorized

Way back in December, my friend Joanne asked me if I’d be able to take her stepdaughter, Taylor’s, senior photos once the weather got nicer. The winter dragged on, and on, and on, and it never seemed like the weather would get nice. Finally, Spring decided to arrive, and Joanne and I set up a […]


Some of you know that I have a small crochet hobby. I mean, I have an Etsy store and everything, and spend much of my spare time making little creatures and scarves and potholders…ok, I guess its more than a small hobby. Up until recently, I used other people’s patterns. I frequented a few favorite […]


Buttermilk Drop Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 8, 2013

in Baking, family, simple recipe, Uncategorized

There is one thing that Adam requests for me to make for his birthday breakfast year after year. Biscuits and gravy. Growing up in the north suburbs of Chicago, I can count on one hand, ok two fingers, the number of times I had tasted biscuits and gravy before meeting Adam. He’s quite a connoisseur […]


Captain Morgan: Party Planning

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on November 29, 2012

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Every time I talk about “party planning”, I halfway feel like I’m in an episode of The Office and I’m fighting to be part of the party planning committee. But that’s because we watch a lot of The Office and refer most things to either food or TV. Speaking of TV… allow me to freak […]