Taste of Groupon – Find Your Favorite Meal

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve been a fan of Groupon for a long time ....more

Macadamia Lime Blondies

I am still pretty caught up in fall – in getting everything put up, and in enjoying stuff like winter squash and apples. But fall also means that citrus starts showing up in the stores more, and for better prices, which got me thinking about making these Macadamia Lime Blondies again – and this time, shooting a few photos and getting the post out here on the blog. I think you will be glad ....more

Banana Streusel Coffee Cake

I actually made this a few weeks ago, after yet another family visit that left behind the remains of a bunch of bananas. Neither of us is at all fond of eating fresh bananas, particularly ones that are getting past their prime. On the other hand, such bananas are just reaching the perfect stage for baking, and we are both big fans of baked stuff with bananas ....more

How to Cook a Fresh Pumpkin

Cook a fresh pumpkin for pies, muffins and cakes – it’s easy! October is always SO busy for us. We become slaves to the garden and the freezer and canner – have to get all that fresh produce taken care of, before it goes bad! ...more

Margherita Roasted Potatoes

I’m working to get the last of our summer produce “put up” before it’s too late. Kind of a bummer to have to interrupt my taking photos of pretty leaves and pinning things in Pinterest to can more tomatoes, but tomatoes won’t wait! I try to also find as many ways as I can for us to enjoy the veggies we have while they are still fresh ....more

Skillet Pumpkin Fudge Brownies

This recipe solves a pesky little kitchen problem that I will bet anything you have run across. It goes like this: You find a great recipe for something pumpkin muffins, or maybe pumpkin doughnuts. You open a typical grocery store can of pumpkin puree, measure out the one cup needed for the recipe – and don’t they all just need that ONE cup – and then thriftily scrape out all of the remaining pumpkin into a refrigerator dish and pop in in the fridge ....more

Fresh Tomato Vinaigrette

You will love the flavor in this Fresh Tomato Vinaigrette! The weather has just been SO odd this year. After a horrible summer growing season, the fall has been totally summer-like ....more

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

Plus – you can win a 5qt Artisan Series KitchenAid Mixer! After a weirdly spring-like summer, we’ve been having a weirdly summer-like fall. The weather feels confusing to us, but the garden seems to know what to do ....more

Goat Cheese Spread with Tomatoes

We have just wrapped a few weeks of family visits, and it was, as always, a blast! My Mom was here for a couple, and though we were sorry that my Dad didn’t feel up to it, we were glad that she was able to come. It was her first time seeing her latest great grandchild, Evelyn, and it has been a few years since she was able to see Mark & Anna, so they are like whole new people almost ....more

Pumpkin Raisin Yeast Bread

It is getting to be that time of year. You know – when there is pumpkin everything, everywhere you look! I confess, I don’t really “get” pumpkin coffee drinks at all – I guess probably because I’m not particularly fond of sweet coffee, unless it also involves chocolate ....more