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Simple Sunday Shakshuka

As I’ve written before, several times actually, I love podcasts! Recently a friend suggested I listen to “Happier”, by Gretchen Rubin, which is all about small ways you can make your life just a bit more joyful. Each episode includes some ‘try this at home’ strategies along with the perfect amount of light-hearted banter between […]

Bacon Wrapped Apple Stuffed Pork

Yes, everything is indeed better when it is wrapped in bacon.  We’ve started holding more Sunday evening family dinners, and this past week we served up this delicious stuffed pork loin.   A countertop full of freshly picked apples had us debating between homemade warm chunky applesauce or apple crisp.  While the crisp won out, […]

Pesto Shrimp and Broccoli over Cauliflower Puree

As winter descends I’m feeling tremendous sadness about not having natural light when cooking in the evenings – particularly after the fun I’ve had and progress I made over the summer with my photography!   Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m still no professional… my pictures are taken from my phone and I don’t do any […]

Green Chicken Salad

We’ve all gotten to that point in the middle of the day when you are famished but realize that you didn’t pack a lunch!  For teachers that this means that you likely won’t eat until the school day is over because, let’s be honest, who has time to leave the building during your 20 minutes […]

Zoodle Primavara

This past weekend one of my best friends, Carolyn, married the love of her life and it couldn’t have been a more perfect event!  My heart is full after a weekend dedicated to their partnership – past, present, and future. This picture embodies how much fun we had throughout the whole weekend (that’s me on […]

Mushroom Barley Risotto [Instant Pot]

Meet the newest member of our clan, Toby! His first day at home has been filled with romps around the snow-filled yard, naps in various parts of the house, and an excessive amount of snuggles. We are in HEAVEN!  For those who read the blog, Toby has not yet met Truffles and Cheese (our two […]

The Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Experiment

March sure has come in like a lion.  First, we are getting a puppy! Our endeavor has been a rollercoaster, mostly due to my allergies which limit the pooches I’m able to snuggle. When we stumbled across the Bernedoodles (Bernese Mountain Dogs bred with Poodles) we fell in LOVE but countless breeders only had puppies […]

Tomatillo Chicken and Rice [Instant Pot]

Sunday dinners are a special time of the week.  It marks the end of a restful weekend and indicates the transition back into the work week.  For food lovers like myself, Sundays are often filled with meal prep and the opportunity to make a large batch of food that can be reheated throughout the week. […]

Split Pea Soup with Potato

  Today is our final morning at our family’s Vermont retreat.  Somehow time up here finds a beautiful way of standing still.  Maybe it’s the fact that there is no TV and we spend full days together, reading, playing games, laughing, and grazing.  Maybe it’s the fact that that there is no ‘agenda’ for several […]

Baba’s Borscht

Christmas is a time when we make many of my grandmother’s (Baba) recipes as explained by the story that I wrote in this post about her homemade pirohi. Typically for this weekend we prepare a European Cream of Barley Soup which is a soup filled with leeks, carrots, celery and barley swimming in a thin […]