I’ve moved around a lot in my adult life. Often I realize that at some point, a certain possession I once had has been lost in the shuffle… and I can’t pin point exactly when. But this is not true for the church cookbooks that I grew up with. I have kept a close on eye on these over the years. Continue reading “Pumpkin Bars”
Today is Freya’s first birthday!
… and while I did restrain myself from going all out and throwing her a birthday party at the dog park, complete with party favors, party hats, and a pupcake, I did make some homemade dog treats to share with her friends.
Ah! Autumn is upon us! And one of my favorite fall traditions is Oktoberfest. Thought I haven’t yet attended the original Oktoberfest in Munich, many cities throughout the US have created their own little mini Oktoberfest celebrations. Beer, polka music, bratwursts, pretzels… what’s not to love?
These late September mornings and evenings here in Boulder are refreshingly brisk, and promise all things cozy and comfy are on the horizon. It happens around this time every year… I start craving my favorite comfort foods. And as a midwestern farm girl, my comforts are usually equally high in calories and flavor. If you’re looking for a low-fat, low calorie dinner, this is not it.
Lemon and blueberries… a match made in heaven. Is there anything more perfect than this pairing?
When it comes to party apps, I’m all about making things that require little effort, but still look fancy. And since this season of The Bachelorette premiers on Monday, these are a perfect solution! If you have fingers and can operate a pizza cutter, I promise, you can make these Easy Rose Pizza Bites. Continue reading “Easy Rose Pizza Bites”
Every spring, when the lilacs start to bloom, there are three things that I just HAVE to do:
- Pick a lilac bouquet
- Find rhubarb
- Make a rhubarb cake
Still haven’t planned a gift for Mother’s Day? No worries… I’ve got you covered. And I guarantee they will be the sweetest flowers she’s ever received!
Making Green Juice with My Omega J8006 Juicer
When I lived in Chicago, my apartment was just down the street from the cutest little juice shop. They offered wheat grass shots, a selection of cold pressed bottles, and freshly juiced specialty drinks. It was here that my deep affinity for wheat grass and green juice came to be. It took almost a full year before I found a juice shop in Minneapolis that’s even close to what I was used to. Check out the links to both establishments at the bottom of this post.
Now, I’ve never tried a juice fast – or bought into juicing as a meal replacement. I use it to supplement nutrition that is otherwise missing from my diet. I usually have fairly healthy eating habits, but I know I’m not getting enough of that good stuff that’s packed in leafy greens. This juice helps to gap that bridge, and I know exactly what’s going into my body.