Hearty Chipotle Pumpkin Soup

Sometimes you just want a hearty soup. The kind that warms you up and sticks to your ribs. I was thinking of making some butternut squash soup, and then I came across these “pie pumpkins” at the grocery store. My family loves pumpkin pie but I’m not a huge fan. Still, these pumpkins sparked my… [Read More]

How to Make Linen Napkins: 3 Ways

Do you love the look of natural linen? I like the rumpled casual feel. This year for the holidays I thought I’d make linen napkins. As you might expect, purchasing the material is a lot cheaper than buying the napkins outright, but you do have to prep the fabric, cut, and finish the edges. Today I’ll show… [Read More]

Smoky Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

This recipe for smoky jalapeno cheddar cornbread was inspired by a visit to a local restaurant. A while back, my daughter and I went to a local Mexican restaurant and she ordered some grilled jalapeno peppers. They were really good, and not as hot as you would think. Ever since then I’ve been thinking about… [Read More]

Homemade Gifts: Simmering Potpourri

I really like to give out gifts at the holidays to just about everyone I know. My family and friends, co-workers, and all of those people who have helped us throughout the year. You know, the mailman, babysitters, teachers, hair stylists etc. Our list typically ends up being a minimum of 50 gifts, and though… [Read More]

One Pot Seafood Jambalaya to Feed a Crowd

It was our turn to have the family over for dinner. They are all big Steeler fans, so I was looking for something easy that could feed a crowd, and something they could eat in front of the TV. This is pretty much the same crowd of my siblings who we vacation at the beach with,… [Read More]

Butternut Squash Tart with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

It seems like butternut squash is available any time of year. However, if you are growing this squash, or still shopping the farmer’s markets, fall is the best time for this tasty vegetable. Or is it a fruit? Recently I picked up a nice one, and made a butternut squash tart with tomatoes, goat cheese… [Read More]

16 Nature Inspired Fall Decor Projects to Make Now

Everyone loves the farmhouse style. You know the homes with a ton of white everywhere, somewhat minimalist decor, lots of neutrals. I like it too, but there is no way I can decorate my home in this fashion. First of all we still have a lot of dark wood everywhere and our main living area… [Read More]

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