English Toffee Bars

Wow, this has been a week.  In addition to a number of other things going on, this has been one of our busiest weeks...

Favorite Party Mix

Temperatures finally dipped into the low 40’s this week, complete with strong winds to bring in the cold front.  So to celebrate?  (Get ready….)...

Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese with Apples and Bacon

For some random reason, I realized a few weeks back that I’ve literally never made a grilled cheese sandwich before.  It’s true!  I grew...

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Learn how to make a homemade pumpkin spice latte with this simple recipe.  It’s much more affordable than going to the coffee shop every...

Roasted Tomato Soup

It’s looking as though this summer’s tomato season is finally wrapping up.  So sad.  :(  It’s never a fun transition going from picking them...

Stuffed Pizza Bites

Back home!  I’ve had an exhilarating last two days traveling with one of the ensembles I lead at work to St. Louis to sing...

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread/Dip

Ok, so I’m officially out of pumpkin.  :(  Drove to yet one more grocery store to continue my scavenger hunt today, but no luck. ...

Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup

So…right in the middle of “Ode To Pumpkin Week”, I found out today that the U.S. is in the middle of a massive pumpkin...

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas)

For the third post in “Ode To Pumpkin Week”, we’re paying tribute to the treasure found inside of the pumpkin — pepitas!  Yes, these...

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Pumpkin pie for breakfast??  Absolutely.  :) For the second post in my “Ode To Pumpkin Week”, wanted to pay tribute to the most important...

Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins

I’m quite proud of myself.  :)  Usually whenever I bring home a batch of fresh raspberries or blackberries, they seem to “disappear” before making...

Pasta with Artichokes, Tomatoes and Feta

My cherry tomato plants are the rockstars of my garden this year. It’s true.  They were my first plants to produce a harvest, and...