Naptime on the Road: Eating & Traveling with My Family


A Peek at Upcoming Thailand Travel Series! {Naptime on the Road}

I am excited to report that over the next few weeks I’ll be rolling out a whole new travel series based on my trip to Thailand for Sea Cuisine. I can’t wait to share everything we did on our trip. You can expect to read about plenty of seafood, sites and beaches! I’ll also have a few webisodes for you to enjoy. Stay tuned and here is a sneak peak! :

Dorie App

4 Must-Have Food Apps on the Go {Naptime On the Road}

We got an iPad for Christmas and I have totally fallen in love with it. I never thought they were a big deal, but now that we have one I’m not sure why we waited so long to get it! One of the first things I did on December 26th was load it up with some foodie apps I’d been hearing a lot about. Of all the ones I bought there have been four I’ve been turning to constantly for information and inspiration over the past few months. I’ve even find myself turning to them on the road when travel! If you are in the market for an awesome, parent-friendly, foodie apps here are a few I highly recommend.

Slow-Cooker Pound Cake

Slow Cooker Week: Nutella Swirl Chocolate Chip Pound Cake To-Go {Naptime on the Road}

With breakfast and dinner under control I decided to try a new technique with my slow cooker: baking. We were going out of town for a long weekend in Boston and I wanted to pack some sweets to take along with us. I’d already had some success with a batch of Martha Stewart’s slow cooker brownies and wanted to attempt something else. A simple pound cake seemed like a good place to start. I know they transport well and can be adapted any number of ways. With a jar of nutella on hand I decided to swirl it in to the batter, along with some chocolate chips and give it a whirl.

Kitchenaid mixer

Holiday Check-In: Giveaways, Gifts Guides & Travel Tips {Naptime on the Road}

I thought it would be a fun idea to take a break from recipes today and do a little “check-in.” That is the term I use at home when I want to step back and assess a situation that seems to the focus of my days at that particular moment. Here is my check-in for today: how is your holiday cooking going? Is all your shopping done? What are your travel plans this season? Here are the answers to those questions on my end and a few last minute gifts and tips for holiday travel with kids.

Apple Crumb Pie

Have a Magnolia Bakery Thanksgiving {Naptime on the Road}

I make it no secret that I am a huge fan of Magnolia Bakery. Not very long ago I lived, literally, right around the corner from the UWS location. It was a very dangerous time. I used to walk at least five times around the block before purchasing a cupcake, then walked around several more times after eating it. It was always worth it. As luck would have it, last week my friend Nicole and I went to delicious Thanksgiving dessert tasting at that very store to sample some of the amazing desserts they are offering this Thanksgiving season.


Favorite Things for Reading & Travel: Fall 2011 {Naptime on the Road}

I am taking a break from recipes today to share some of my favorite things from late summer and early fall. We’ve been back in the swing of things with the school but have still managed to escape to Cooperstown and Martha’s Vineyard for some family visits. Along the way I’ve been reading some terrific books, reading new favorite websites and browsing newly released cookbooks. Here are some of them that have really stood out along the way:


Naptime Summer Travel Wrap-Up {Naptime on the Road}

This summer has been pretty low-key. We’ve been traveling to our usual haunts, trying out new recipes and enjoying the slower pace of the season. Work-wise I’ve been spending a lot of time editing the manuscript, revising the layouts (which look awesome) and getting down to the nitty gritty. It has been a blast and I truly can’t wait until Spring 2012 to show you the final product. In the mean time, next month I have a newly redesigned website so share with you.

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

Strawberry-Rhubarb Tarts at King Arthur Flour Blog & Bake: Part 2 {Naptime on the Road}

By the end of the first day at the King Arthur Flour Blog & Bake I was exhausted. After madly taking notes on everything from how to make bread rise perfectly and the difference between flours, to Sara Moulton’s herbed spaetzle and how to properly debone a chicken breast, I had absorbed just about all […]


Summer Tomato Pie at King Arthur Flour Blog & Bake: Part 1 {Naptime on the Road}

I had the sincere pleasure of attending Blog & Bake at the King Arthur Flour headquarters in Norwich VT earlier this week. And when I say it was a pleasure, I really, truly mean that. You all know how I love to bake. Being invited to spend two days learning tips from the pros was […]

side street

Strolling Around Charleston, South Carolina {Naptime on the Road}

Every spring I spend about a week in Charleston, South Carolina with my parent’s. I love visiting this gorgeous city and I think my daughter loves it even more. Not only are the rules generally relaxed when we travel, but being here with her grandparents means she is spoiled for at least a week straight. […]

Pies & Tarts

Eight Great Spring Book Recommendations {Naptime on the Road}

When I’m on vacation I like to do a lot of reading. I read everything from novels to biographies to cookbooks and never shy away from a good collection or two of short stories. In the spirit of vacation, this week I am sharing some of my recent favorites. These are all great books for […]


Traveling Food {Naptime on the Road}

By the time you read this we will be halfway through our vacation in Charleston. (Burglars take note, our house is still occupied so don’t even think about it!) When I travel with my daughter I always pack a bagful of snacks for the road and grocery shop wherever we land. Not only does this […]