Wax and Wool Fall Candle Collection

Let’s keep the cozy fall weekend vibes going and what better way to do that than with a fall candle giveaway? My friend Kjerste of Wax & Wool released her collection of fall candles a few...more

Apple Cider Doughnuts

Weekend mornings, particularly in fall, were made for baking. To me, there is not much better than wandering around still in cozy pajamas able to open the windows just a crack to let in the crisp fall air while making something delicious in the kitchen. There is an excellent chance cinnamon will be involved ....more

Salame Jewelry Designs – Fun Fall Giveaway

Hey friends! You made it halfway through the week. That is definitely cause for celebration in my book, and a fabulous giveaway seems like the perfect way to make that happen ....more

The Best Simple Tomato Soup

Given that I already have a tomato soup recipe that I completely adore, I am generally not inclined to try new recipes for it. Why bother? I recently stumbled upon this one while paging through cookbooks and instantly realized there was a very good reason to give it a try – its brilliant simplicity ....more

Visiting San Franciso, Part 2: The Mission District

Thanks for all of your lovely feedback on the first in my series of posts about our trip to California! These posts take quite a while to organize and create but I am thrilled to know that many of you find them enjoyable and useful. I thoroughly enjoy writing them! ...more

Cranberry Apricot Oatmeal Cookies

Is loving oatmeal cookies a sign of maturity? It very well may be. As a child, I never would have chosen any sort of oatmeal cookie voluntarily ....more

Orzo Salad with Roasted Cauliflower, Spinach and Feta

With the weather transitioning into that fall-like feeling, people are getting all geared up to make pumpkin spice everything and apple everything. Meanwhile I’m over here like, cauliflower and brussels sprouts all day, err’ day! I have embraced the cooler temps by making one or both of these veggies every day for the past week or so, and it’s safe to say that in that time, I’ve made more cauliflower than I did all summer long ....more

Visiting San Francisco, Part 1: The Ferry Building

As many of you know, I semi-recently traveled to California for a trip to San Francisco followed by a few days in wine country. Though I normally adore sharing the details of my trips with you, I have been procrastinating like never before in getting these posts written. (Well, maybe once in second grade when I was supposed to write a report about myself ....more

Wheat Sandwich Bread

Don’t mess with a good thing is a philosophy too often ignored, particularly when it comes to food. To start out tinkering with a recipe before you have even tried the original version rubs me the wrong way. Only when you know what you are starting with can you find areas for improvement and decide the best way to go about making it happen ....more

Giant Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

There are so-called “cookies” (oats and bananas and applesauce sometimes known as breakfast...more