I haven’t left the house since Friday evening. And for reference, it is going on 3pm Sunday afternoon. My little Piper has come down with a bug and has been fighting a fever all weekend. We’re just hoping to get her well before Santa’s arrival! This weekend is a perfect example of how truthful I ... Read More about Cranberry Maple Pecan Baked Oatmeal
I had big plans for today. Well, I had plans to make it into work (check), bake (check), and workout (oops). It was overall not a waste of a day because Piper woke up with a fever and was a total snuggle bug SLASH hot mess all day. At several points, I shelved my agenda to take extended periods of ... Read More about Turtle Cookies
I found it! My favorite cookie of…all time? See, Christmas at our house is mostly about the REALLY rich stuff. Don’t get me wrong, cookies are no health food (if only…), but I’m talking fudge, buckeyes, heaping peanut clusters, English toffee (my former favorite that I seem to have developed a ... Read More about Peppermint Meltaway Cookies
My house was CLEAN (okay, totally picked up, not “clean”) last week when I hosted my book club. However, it has been on a steady decline ever since. And we weren’t ever home all that much this weekend. Mid-December in Michigan has graced us with SUN and 40 degree temperatures…and we took full ... Read More about Roasted Butternut Squash Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta + Weekly Menu
Another delicious season of chili comes and goes. And no, I’m stillllllllll not sick of chili. :) In fact, I'm strongly considering upping the number of entries next year. We'll see! Before the winner is announced, let’s recap... Entry #1 – One Pot Cheesy Chili Pasta from Jennifer ... Read More about 9th Annual Chili Contest: Round-Up and Winner Announced!
TMI: Mark can’t keep his paws off me when I’m in the kitchen. Before you get all bug-eyed reading that, please know that Mark’s paws on me are with the intent of being obnoxious by way of tickling me. Which, for the record is very easily accomplished. Touch and tickle really isn’t my thing, ... Read More about 9th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #6 – White Chicken Chili
I’m never going to be a full-blown meat lover and I will always choose carbs over protein, but GOOD meat has grown on me in recent years. Herein lies the challenge of marrying the need and want for healthy food with the deliciousness of the things that taste SO DANG GOOD. Things that come to mind ... Read More about Beef Bourguignon + Weekly Menu
I think I shared that I’m hosting my book club this month. Actually, it’s a week from today (HOLY CRAP). I better get to reading faster. And preparing…and cleaning…and picking up the gift wrap BOMB that went off in my entryway. I also received an email from our newest neighbors to our street of ... Read More about Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars