15 minute European-inspired dinner

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food & Fitness19 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.  The first 50 readers to sign up for Blue Apron through this post will receive $50 off their first two weeks of meals, so you might want to stick around!  As always, all words and opinions are honest and my own. France and Italy were inspirational in a myriad of ways, including their … Read More

the sweeter side of paris

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food & Fitness44 Comments

Well, I am back home with Jeff and the boys.  I’m a little jet lagged and still a touch nauseous from the long flight and trying to eat when my stomach thinks it’s the middle of the night, but I’m still enjoying the high that comes from visiting beautiful places, experiencing new things, and making connections with people outside of … Read More

apple tart recipe review

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food & Fitness37 Comments

My mom and I leave for Paris on Saturday and I have been a bit of a crazy person the past few days.  I’m pretty set when it comes to packing my suitcase, but it’s the backpack/purse I’m going to be carrying with me daily that has been causing all of the angst and I started to second-guess my plan.  … Read More

summer activity | fun with food

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Balance, Food & Fitness28 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.  As always, all words and opinions expressed are honest and my own.  (Oh,, and the first 50 readers to sign up will get $50 off their first two weeks Blue Apron, so you might want to stick around.) Our vacations are behind us and now the bulk of the summer is ahead of … Read More

late to the greek yogurt party

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food & Fitness62 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by FAGE.  All words and opinions are honest and completely my own. Truth.  When I was asked if I would be interested in working with FAGE (pronounced fa-yeh), a Greek yogurt company, as a sponsor, I had to pause a minute and think about it.  Hmm…I don’t know.  Is it good?  Well, the only way … Read More

tacos & other between-holiday meals

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food & Fitness40 Comments

This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.  All words and opinions are, as always, honest and my own. I do enjoy cooking, but I have a threshold.  If I am spending the better part of the day baking pies and prepping food to get ready for a holiday dinner, I don’t want to have to think about tonight’s dinner.  And … Read More