Renew and Review

I’ve spent weeks trying to decide how to begin this post after a near-year hiatus. So much has happened. I could spend all this time apologizing for being gone and send myself down a never-ending guilt trip, but let’s be real. That wouldn’t really do any good for either of us. Long story short, I’m [...]

Mason Jar Salad

Can y’all believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday?? I mean, I knew it was coming, but dang it came up quick!! I think the unseasonably warm weather last week tricked me into thinking that November was just beginning. But the frosty wind the past couple of mornings has brought the


Sorry for the delay in posting! I was busy having fun with my in-laws who came to visit. It was soo wonderful to have them out here! But did everybody have a good Halloween?? Anybody feel like the scariness from Halloween carried over into those delightful campaign ads that finally ended this week?? I’ll warn [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Halloween honestly isn’t my favorite holiday. Now, it’s not my least favorite holiday either. It’s somewhere in that murky area of borderline indifference. As a kid, getting to dress up, having parties at school, and eating free candy from the neighbors was my ideal holiday. It was right up there with all the other holidays [...]

Chili Cheese Muffins

Y’all. Have you embraced the pumpkin yet? I made some awesome pumpkin butter last weekend with some pumpkin puree I had tucked away in the freezer. But I feel like a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie may need to be in my future (and therefore in your future). There’s just something wonderful about that pumpkin chocolate [...]


Do you remember growing up watching Sesame Street and they’d be like “Today’s show is brought to you by: the letter P”? Anyone? Maybe it’s just because I see Sesame Street on a fairly regular basis with my side job as a nanny. It’s at the surface of my brain along with the theme

Spaghetti Pizza Pie

Cofee. Some love it. Some hate it. But those are the weird people, don’t trust them.  (Ok if you don’t like coffee, it’s ok don’t get upset, you’re not that weird. We can still be friends. It just means more for me! Ha) I can vividly remember the first introduction I had with coffee. It was 4th [...]

Hey and Some Grain-Free Bread

Hey. So it’s been over two months since my last post. Y’all. I’m so sorry!! Life has just been a whirlwind, but really when is it ever not a whirlwind?? I’m trying to somehow justify my absence, but really what good does that do? Looking back and seeing that my last post was about Valiant [...]