Roasted Butternut Squash & Cranberries

There are a couple things in life I’ve just been drawn to for as long as I can remember. One of those things is the holidays. When I was little I would spend an entire afternoon decorating my room for Christmas setting up my own tree and hanging lights, my Grandma always sewed us holiday pajamas and my CD player only held Christmas CDs. I distinctly remember the fireplace burning and music playing in the background every Christmas morning as we opened gifts and waited for breakfast to be ready and I can never Read More

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Superhero Muffins

These superhero muffins – no, I didn’t come up with that cool name myself – are in the newest cookbook added to my little collection, ‘Run Fast, Cook Fast, Eat Slow’. It’s written by an Olympian marathoner and her college roommate now chef. I discovered it last time we had dinner at my sister in law’s house and honestly every time they say Read More

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Taco Stuffed Peppers – Halloween Edition

After I moved in with Allen over eight years ago, I quickly got in the habit of looking for recipes or ideas to make ‘fun food’. Hailey was, and is, a pretty picky eater so I wanted to get creative to help her branch out a little bit and also because it was just plain fun. I made colored pasta, smoothies (with veggies, shh) in cute glasses accessorized with Read More

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Canning Red Beets

It took me a little while to get this next blog post written, because we recently moved into our new house!!! It’s been exciting and exhausting, but we’re having fun making the house our home and adding a cozy factor to every room! And now another summer canning season has come and gone. To wrap up the canning series on the blog I’m ending with red beets! I don’t know if you’d agree that I saved the best for last, but I did save the easiest for last. My grandma and I canned 8 quarts of beets in the morning and still had plenty of time to spend the afternoon in Amish country having lunch and shopping with my Mom! The only disclaimer worth mentioning before we jump into the step by step instructions is Read More

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Canning Homemade Salsa

When the weather doesn’t cooperate and the tomatoes in the garden decide to split and rot, you buy some Roma tomatoes from the local market and spend your day canning salsa. At least that’s what my family did last weekend since we weren’t able to Read More

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Canning Tomato Juice

I was really hoping to do another step by step process in my IG stories to show everyone how easy it is to can tomato juice, but the tomatoes in my Grandma’s garden decided not to cooperate with my schedule this year…pretty rude if you ask me. My Grandma was able to can some juice and open kettle tomatoes (that’s what pictured above and right below), but by last weekend when we had planned to can together, the tomatoes decided to Read More

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Taco Stuffed Avocados

Here’s the thing, if you’re serving dinner for friends or family or friends who are family on taco Tuesday and you want your presentation to be on point then you should definitely make these taco stuffed avocados as pictured above. They’ll look great on the table with the rest of your delicious spread. If, however, you’re making dinner for Read More

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New Home Pre Construction Meeting

We had our pre-construction meeting about 100 months ago – or maybe it was just in March! It feels like ages ago especially now that we’re into trim work and flooring at our house! They told us this meeting would last three to four hours and we were there for every bit of four hours! My best piece of advice on this step is Read More

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