Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

There is something about potato leek soup that is simple and comforting. It seems sort of rustic in a way, but that might just be because it was always something I’d heard about, but never eaten. That changed when I got a bunch of...

National Chocolate Cupcake Day

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Did you know that today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day? Neither did I until some friends mentioned it last night. I was told I couldn’t let the day pass without some sort of acknowledgement. (Apparently they think I like cupcakes! ) So here, in no...

Crockpot Applesauce

Crockpot Applesauce

I have an overabundance of apples in my house right now. This past week honeycrisp apples were on sale for $.98/pound, an amazing price, so of course I stocked up. We also already had plans to go apple picking with friends, so I picked up a bag...

Simple Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner, this recipe is for you! It doesn’t get much easier, or much tastier than these shredded chicken sandwiches. I made them for dinner one lazy Sunday afternoon and couldn’t believe how good they were. We...

Spiced Chai Concentrate {and a giveaway!}

Spiced Chai Concentrate

If you’ve read my blog or any length of time, you are probably well aware that we love chai tea in our house.  (If you haven’t tried the chai cupcakes, you really need to!) We drink tea fairly frequently and vanilla chai is almost always the tea of choice....

A few Saturday thoughts

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1. Thanks to my CSA, I discovered sorrel for the first time this year.  From what I understand, it’s kind of like a cross between a lettuce and an herb, and it has a slight lemony taste. I’ve become obsessed. I came home that...

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frostin

I’m eating one of these pumpkin cupcakes as I type this post, and I can’t come up with too much to say other than “Yum”!   Mike and I both loved these cupcakes and they’re perfect for this time of year. The actual cupcake is light...

Skillet Baked Ziti with Sausage and Peppers

Skillet Baked Ziti

 This might be the perfect one-dish meal. It’s warm, comforting, covered in cheese, and quick to prepare. I love traditional baked ziti, but this skillet version appealed to me for its simplicity and ease of clean-up – and it was a success on both counts. Mike...

Chicken Corn Chili

Chicken Corn Chili

I realize I rave about most things I post on this site (why post about it if I didn’t love it, right?), but you really need to make this as soon as possible.  I made this recipe on a whim after seeing it in...

Glazed Apple Cinnamon Bread

Apple Cinnamon Bread

This glazed apple cinnamon bread is hard to resist!  It’s sweet enough to be considered dessert, but it’s shaped like a loaf of bread, which helps you justify eating multiple pieces throughout the day. (Confession: I tried to tell Mike it was cake and that we...