leftover jam simple cobbler

towards the end of the week i am always left with half bottles of this or that sauce, one or two of this veggie etc. i hate waste so i try to be creative and use what i have left so i don’t end up throwing things away and letting them expire. it’s so hard […]

how to have a low maintenance garden

last year, i toiled. i toiled so hard for my garden. i was 8 months pregnant in my bathing suit and husbands gym shorts moving around on a beach towel pulling weeds for hours and hours. when otto was born and we spent 9 days in the NICU my garden just went to…. weed. it […]

peach bellini jam and blue cheese

i don’t think it’s a secret that if it’s covered in cheese, i want it. my dutch great grandma once said “if given the choice between chocolate or cheese i will always choose cheese”. so it’s hereditary. i love cheese really but nothing beats a good cheese plate. you don’t need a ton just some […]

lemon curd berry tart

this weekend we stayed home and had time to lounge around the house and dare i say…relax?! guys it’s so hard for me to sit. i’ve alway struggled with rest because there is just so much that i love to do and it’s hard to stay in one place. but one thing i love to […]

favorite canning resources

it’s june in michigan and that means… it’s time to start canning or “preserving”. every single year i go bananas thinking i’m never going to get to taste a single strawberry ever again and i can like a mad woman. like seriously if the apocalypse comes, head to the farm i have jam to feed […]

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 […]