Simple Steak Rub and Dinner

  a few years back on a business trip i went to this restaurant in dallas called smoke. you guys… mind blown. i’m not a “big steak” kind of gal but i am when there is something that intrigues me about it. like ummm a coffee rub? coffee!? delightful. i can never get enough coffee […]

Blueberry Thyme Turnovers

I’m just going to go ahead and get this bad pun out of the way first hand. You can make these Blueberry Thyme Turnovers in no time. ok now that that is out of the way we can move on. but seriously it will blow your mind at how easy these are and how incredibly […]

about last night

you guys i had a girls night last night. it was wonderful it was fun i wore sequins… i felt like a human it was great. oh and i talked about otto the entire time. so there is that. i’ve said it a thousand million gagillion times. i love to get out but the second […]

easy espresso hot fudge recipe

i feel a little ironic writing about a hot fudge recipe the day after my son $hit all over me at the hospital check in. i’m sorry also that i’m about to tell the poo poo story before i write about food but meh, real life right? so yesterday we had our check in with […]

biscuit and gravy breakfast bake

week after week and the deeper we get into winter joe and i have become hermits. there has been weekends where we haven’t left the house from friday after work to monday and i’m not even mad about it. we get stuff done around the house, we relax and enjoy the quietness that winter brings. […]

snowflake pull apart bread

in the spirit of coming up with new traditions for the holidays i really wanted a small breakfast for the three of us (or just the two of us because one of us is still on milk). i wanted something that could be prepped the night before and just tossed into the oven while we […]

thanksgiving desserts

i don’t have a favorite holiday. they’re all my favorite. i love special things about each holiday. but the thing i love most about thanksgiving other than being together with family of course and giving thanks of course.. is that the secondary focus is all about the food. it’s like the superbowl for foodies. my […]

weekend recap preparing for baby

i was thinking this morning that i can’t remember the last time i woke up on a monday and did not have a sore back and shoulders. i’m not complaining, i love productive weekends around the house and cottage. this weekend we stuck close to home working on the house, nursery, garden and the bottomless […]

simple easy canning recipes

i took a canning class with my friend aimee about 7 years ago shortly after i got married and was in full on new wife duties. i had newly discovered my love of cooking, baking and all things food. don’t get me wrong i’ve always loved eaten it but even in growing up in a […]

farmers market mornings

on wednesday mornings i’ve had this ritual for a while where i try not to schedule my gym appointments or early morning meetings and i get to the farmers market first thing before work. if i time it right i have about 15-20 minutes of quiet, concentrated shopping time wandering the market. i try to […]

Simple Strawberry Fruit Leather

there is something about michigan when the sun is out and the farmers markets kick into full gear. i do this every year where i have this fear that come september i’m going to be freaking out that i didn’t can enough, didn’t freeze enough, didn’t process enough of the spring and summer produce. then […]

tulip time food strategy

So once a year my younger sister, joe and I have tulip time fried food fest. Rather than have a bit here and there we commit an entire night to hitting up the best food stands at the tulip time festival in Holland, Michigan. This year my sister brought her boyfriend because she felt he […]