Naptime Lifestyle: Everyday Favorites for Everyday Life

Gifts for Grandparents 2016 | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Gift for Grandparents 2016

10 Faves: Gift for Grandparents 2016

Gifts for Children 2016 | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Gifts for Children 2016

10 Faves: Gifts for Children 2016

10 Faves: Gifts for Your BFF 2016 | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Holiday Gifts for Your BFF 2016

10 Faves: Holiday Gifts for Your BFF 2016

Gifts for Dads 2016 | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Holiday Gifts for Dad 2016

Holiday Gifts for Dad 2016

10 Faves: Gifts for Mom 2016 | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Holiday Gifts for Mom 2016

10 Faves: Holiday Gifts for Mom 2016

Fall Cookbooks 2016 | The Naptime Chef

Fall Cookbook Pre-orders

Fall is super duper cookbook season and I have been doing a lot of pre-ordering lately. Here are few that I’ve paid for and can’t wait to arrive. I am curious, what books are on your list?

10 Faves: Birthday Cakes | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Birthday Cakes

Some of my favorite cakes for birthday celebrations!

10 Faves: Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016 | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016

Her very own olive tree so she can enjoy amazing olive oil year-round, (Food52, $160 and up) A gorgeous box of Meyer lemons, always. (White Flower Farm, $35) Beautiful perfume for spring that smells like wild strawberries with a hint of parsley. (Jo Malone, $70) The new bestseller she won’t be able to put down. […]

10 Faves: Spring Kitchen Gear | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Spring Kitchen Gear

Well, we’ve had temperatures in the 60’s all week and the daffodils are pushing through. I think this means that spring is here to stay! (Famous last words, now we’ll end up having a snowstorm next week!) The arrival of spring always inspires to take a fresh look at our meals. It is time to […]

Wine Love: WineSimple.com

Wine Love: WineSimple.com

As I continue to pursue my wine education both in the classroom, and at home, I find myself constantly searching out new wines for tasting practice. Sometimes I go to our amazing local wine shop and chat with the owner, other times I challenge myself to pick out something interesting at our local big box liquor store. Either way, it is always an exercise I enjoy and I usually (not always) come home with some new gems to record in my wine journal for future reference.

February Favorites

February Favorites

A few of my favorite things this February.

Revol Porcelaine | The Naptime Chef

Revol: The Prettiest French Bakeware

It’s been a while since I tried a new piece of bakeware. The dishes I was given over a decade ago for my wedding are still going strong. But recently I had the opportunity to try some beautiful pieces from Revol and decided to give them a go. I didn’t need a new tart pan or chicken roaster, but their pretty designs intrigued me and I wanted to see how they’d fit into my everyday cooking and kitchen aesthetic.