Farmhouse Vegetable Barley Soup

Farmhouse Vegetable Barley Soup

This Farmhouse Vegetable Barley Soup is a great recipe for the cooler weather we’ve been having. The flavor is rich and comforting, it’s hearty and filling, and it tastes amazing reheated the second (or third!) day. I saw this...

Sugar Cookies for Fall

Fall Sugar Cookies

This past week I made sugar cookies for a friend’s daughter to take to school for her birthday. The theme was “Fall”, and I had a blast trying out some new cookie decorations. The cookies turned out pretty well...

Quick and Easy Apple Strudel

Apple Strudel

This quick and easy apple strudel makes a great Fall dessert! It’s so simple to put together and tastes like a lighter version of apple pie.  I made this for a snack for my Sunday School class a few...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...