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

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

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

as the mom of two little girls, i have a lot of heart-to-hearts about emotions. because little girls have LOTS of emotions.

this week, my firstborn, re-entered kindergarten after a 3 week Fall break. she was fairly nervous about going to school again. i’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the better part of 6 years. sometimes that means it takes a little bit more adjusting for the littles ones to part ways from me. it also means that i’ve been the one with the honor of daily tending to little hearts. to hear their hearts. to read between the whines and find out the why’s. no day is the same. but every day i can count one of two things: outrageous giggles and tears. Read more

Butternut squash soup

if you’ve ever made babyfood for your babes, this will remind you a LOT of that. this is such an easy soup. and it can become a delicious base as you add your own toppings, or leave it bare.

i try to grab the biggest butternut squash i can find. for that reason, this recipe is somewhat variable depending on your squash size. for my recipe, i’m going to work with you having 5cups of squash (pre-pureeing). Read more