• Sides
  • Pickled Vegetables

    Who said vegetables have to be boring? I’ve been making a lot of Roasted Vegetables this fall/winter and loving them. We were out to dinner recently and a nice side of pickled vegetables was served with my husband’s meal. They were to die for! I asked the server what was in them and got a […]

  • Recipes
  • Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

    Every year we make a trip to Lake Superior’s North Shore and stop at Buddy’s Mercantile in Two Harbors, MN to buy enough wild rice to last through the year. I love that I can get the really long, chewy grains there that I can’t seem to find anyplace else. I’ve heard that it’s a really […]

  • Celebrations
  • DIY Homemade Vanilla

    DIY Homemade Vanilla

    I’m one who likes to celebrate every holiday before jumping to the next one (yes, there’s a but coming) BUT this homemade gift takes a little patience and time before it’s ready to use and with only 2 ingredients, it takes very little effort to assemble. Vanilla is my absolute favorite spice in the world. […]

  • Recipes
  • Roasted Vegetables

    I’ve been craving lots of vegetables lately, and one of my favorite ways to eat them is to roast them. I wrote this recipe with the hopes that you’ll use it as a guideline, as it changes every time I make them. This recipe is all about adding what you like and leaving out what you […]

  • Desserts
  • Monster Cookies

    Photo by Erin Smith Happy October! How can it be time to turn the page on the calendar again? Living in the Midwest, I enjoy the changing seasons and find my taste buds changing as well. I’m ready to unpack my sweaters, get hiking to see the fall colors, a good cup of hot cocoa, […]