Thumbprint Chocolate Lava Cookies + a chocolate tea (milk) party with Lindt!

Adrienne and I had ourselves a special little chocolate party the other day. Because when the holiday season rolls around, and temperatures are in the single digits…chocolate! Chocolate in your […]


brussels sprouts salad + maple roasted cranberry dressing

Oh what’s that? This is sort of like a sandwich I posted last week? Ya got me. But those cranberries! I can’t stop. They’re almost like dried cranberries, but jucier […]


white wonderland

Not our first big snow storm, but definitely the prettiest so far. It was only five degrees yesterday (-12 degrees if you include wind-chill), so we didn’t stay out for […]


thanksgiving sandwich

How your thanksgiving? I hope it was just perfect. Unfortunately, we all came down with some horrid stomach bug and spent the day in bed, trying to keep vegetable broth […]



  The holidays always creep up on me. Then, I’m always surprised (well, always, meaning the last year and this year) at how acutely I miss my mama. It seems […]


Banana Bread Bundt Cake (with a gooey cinnamon swirl!)

Cake (sort of)! It’s been too long! I actually had these grand plans to start a series today called baking with a toddler…and then my toddler miraculously slept in until […]


15 Minute Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

What’s the difference between a scone and a biscuit? That’s not a riddle…I’m seriously asking. In my brain, a scone is sweet and a biscuit is savory; but I know […]


thirty weeks!

  I grunt and hold my breathe when I put on and take off my shoes. I still love exercise (I do a modified GPP workout or Crossfit Mom). I […]


vanilla marshmallow steamer

This is basically a hot milkshake. And it’s not steamed, so the title is misleading. Just warmed in a saucepan. But starbucks makes something similar and calls it a steamer, […]


quinoa delicata salad + maple balsamic dressing

I love daylight savings time. I really do. On both ends. In the summer, I get so excited that it’s staying light later in the evening, and in the fall, […]