Key Ingredients represents the things in life that make me happy. Although I mostly blog about food I will occasionally write about some of my other loves such as family, fitness, books, and traveling. For me these are some of the key ingredients to living a  positive and healthy lifestyle. I have a serious love for food and my hope is to one day complete a cookbook that has been a work in progress for several years now. This blog was started to share the journey and motivate me along the way. I love fitness and my favorite activities for staying in shape are  running and yoga.

I live in NC with my husband our two dogs Emma and Abby and we are currently expecting our first child in early April.

Healthy and Easy: Butternut Squash Soup

This butternut squash soup has become a new staple in our house. I have made it several times now, and as long as the cold weather continues to stick around, this soup will continue to make its weekly appearance. It's comforting, warm, hearty, rich and not that difficult to make. ...more
Colorado Free Spirit My local grocery store carries it in the produce section.more