Our Family Traditions

The holidays can be quite a whirlwind, and as we head into the New Year, it’s nice to reflect on what has always remained most important—family! Over the years, our family has developed a few unique traditions of our own, and we love being traditionally untraditional!

These are a few of our favorite things….

Behold the Fritz family holiday card. This year, we decided to showcase some of our favorite hobbies and interests. It’s so fun watching the kids grow and how they change over the years! A stand out for our whole family this year was staying Sonoma Strong. We are so fortunate to live here, and these shirts are a small way we can say thank you to those who helped keep us safe.

A night on the town

Our favorite family tradition is getting all gussied up and taking the kids out to a nice dinner on the town. We usually do this a few days before the holidays because it’s important to spend quality time together without all the chaos. Making traditions a part of our family year-round is what makes us who we are! This year, we enjoyed a lovely evening out in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley. This tradition of ours is not overly complex, but it makes us refocus on each other (and some delicious food).

Make it sweet and spicy

In this house, soup means comfort. On cold winter days, my family needs something to warm up with! One of my very favorite soups is sweet potato chipotle soup. It’s packed with flavor, uses fresh ingredients, is so easy to make, and best of all—it is so healthy. This soup is perfect for dinner parties or a simple night at home. The added spice from the chipotle peppers will warm you right up! Check out my Instagram for the recipe!

Happy New Year from my family to yours!

Xo, Natalia


A Slow, Busy Summer

Summer is wrapping up and “back to school” is knocking at my door!

It feels like just last week I was writing my “Taste of California Summer” blog for June. Every summer seems to go by too fast. It doesn’t seem to matter if the summer brings you carefree, childlike thrills or adult-like relax and chill-out celebrations, this season always comes to an end too darn quickly. This year was what I like to call a slow, busy summer around here.

Celebrating Lasagna Day with a Twist

Can you believe there is an actual “National Lasagna Day”? July 29—a whole day dedicated to eating this delicious dish!

There is nothing better than a hearty home-cooked meal, and lasagna is the ultimate comfort food. To participate in National Lasagna Day, I’m taking one of the most traditional Italian recipes and upgrading it with a healthy twist. I’m excited to introduce you to my family’s favorite lasagna recipes using my Sweet Potato Tomato Sauce.