As autumn rolled in last week I was inspired to make a sweet recipe. I really wanted to make an easy pumpkin bread. I realized that my last few posts have all been savory so I thought it was time for a sweet recipe. I began looking through recipes and realized that I wouldn’t feed … Continue reading Is pumpkin bread healthy?
This past weekend we had our first visitor to our new house – my sweet sister Andrea. It was so wonderful to have her in Chicago! I wanted to have a cheese and charcuterie board ready for her when she came since it is one of her and Kevin’s favorite things to share. I had … Continue reading Braided Cheesy Brioche with Thyme
Something major happened this week at our house. Our oldest son started preschool. He was able to get one of a very few spots in our local public school early childhood program and has been super excited about going to “his” preschool. Its is an awesome mixed aged Montessori program and he will be in … Continue reading Homemade back to school cheesy snacks
So many wonderful things happened this week! First, we spent our first full week in our new house! Although every time I feel like I know where everything is going and I have everything under control, Kevin walks in the door with another round of boxes from the storage unit and I realize that I … Continue reading Nova Scotia – your oatcakes are delicious!
I feel like everywhere I look right now, all my friends who have moved from St. Louis are making Gooey Butter Cake. There must be a big waft of nostalgia floating through the air. Our friends served it at their daughter’s first birthday party. My other sweet friend from high school posted it on her … Continue reading A St. Louis Tradition
So I know the title may be a little deceiving if you think that I actually made pie. In all honesty – I made two different pie crust recipes and then turned them into cookies. When I was in graduate school, I first started doing this when I had some extra (pre-made…store bought) pie crust … Continue reading The Pie Crust Test
I have been trying to find a good balance in our lives between baked goods all day – everyday and only eating salad (which gets old fast). In an effort to find that balance I bought the cookbook Run Fast. Cook Fast Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky. These two women are amazing … Continue reading The demand for breakfast cookies is high these days!