Sunday Sweet Potato Hash

remember how i told you about those sweet potatoes that we grew this past Summer? want to guess how many are left from that harvest? yep. you guessed it. more than we know what to do with. so in an effort to use them up before they spoil, we’ve been throwing them in all kinds of dishes. like most of the dishes i cook, this recipe is just a really easy, and comforting meal. Read more

Pumpkin Butter

Fall is a fun time of year to start moving away from tropical fruits and heading towards more warm spices and heartier meals. it’s natural to crave more carbs and meats, this time of year, as your body is signaling to slow down for the upcoming cold months and to save energy. so pay attention to those cravings and try to determine if they’re emotionally or physically driven and then choose meals with healthy fats. Read more

Gluten Free Cupcakes

I found a recipe, a few years ago, for Gluten-Free Cupcakes and I’ve played with it since then. Like a lot of Gluten-Free baked goods, they take some perfecting. This recipe might not be perfect, but it’s called upon for every baby shower, wedding shower and birthday party over the past two years. So I dare you to try it. Read more

Sweet Potato Crusted Quiche

this is a family favorite of mine. i love it for many reasons. the flavor is just wow! see ya later flour quiche crust. something about the rich flavor of the sweet potato crust is a perfect compliment to the dish as a whole. and use the recipe as a guide, but fill the egg portion a mile high with as many fillers as pleases the crowd you’re feeding. Read more

Humble Roots

Have you ever had your curiosity peaked about something and you couldn’t, for the life of you, figure out why?

That happened to me, this past Spring, when I bumped into a local farmer at one of our town’s Farmer’s Markets. There are lots of local farmers around here. And lots of them grow and sell similar crops. I don’t know why I was drawn to this farmer’s tent, that day, when my littlest and I were enjoying all the arts and crafts, and the smell of fresh baked goods and newly roasted coffee. I just remember that we found ourselves staring at these vegetables like they were gold. After that visit, I decided to go back another time and see if I could actually meet the farmer(s) who grew those vegetables. And I did. Read more

Pecan Pumpkin Bites

oh my goodness.

these are like those little pecan pumpkin tarts. only not with all the weird corn syrup that will make you excited for 5 minutes and leave you wanting to nap soon there after. imagine making these and having your family walk in and say, “mmmm that smells good!” and ha! you’re not even cooking. you’re just mixing these raw ingredients together and they just smell so darn good on their own that it’s noticeable. Read more