Pumpkin cookies, pretty leaves, and just one Christmas tree 🍂🌲

Royal icing cookies! It’s been awhile. They are like childbirth…you can’t even think of making them again so soon…but it was time. The leaves have been so pretty this year!! God’s artistry on display for sure. this is in our back yard. Pumpkins are still on display… Warm apple cider… Homemade cranberry sauce with apples…

food lately and house tweaks 🥕🍞🛌

Having carrot soup stocked in the fridge and freezer is money in the bank!! I found this recipe on Green Kitchen Stories (love their photos and vegetarian recipes!) I added maple syrup to this batch because i thought it needed a little something extra 😉 And then top the soup with sunflower seeds! Delicious Spoon…

The Party!! 🎓🎈🎉

I made them a few weeks ago and froze them. I’m so thankful it worked! They tasted fresh. The weather was perfect!!! Lots of hanging around inside and out All in all it was a super fun party and so thankful for our family and friends who came to celebrate Wil with us.

Reading…Eating…Shopping

Reading: Ruth Reichl is my inspiration in the kitchen! I want to make all her recipes…and this book is my favorite format; daily journal/memoir plus recipes I’ve wanted to read this book about Elisabeth Elliot! So excited to start it. So convicted and helped by this Article on Forgiveness. Cooking soup and baking cake, what…

KitchenAid Mixer Update

I absolutely love my mixer!! We’ve used it a lot already- how did I get along without it for my whole life? My favorite is mixing egg white for meringue cookies: One of our most favorite cookies. We use this recipe but rarely use the chocolate chips or drizzle. Just vanilla meringues. It was so…

Dave’s big day: Sullivan’s + Carrot Cake= happy husband

His day started with me making his absolute favorite carrot cake recipe …he has requested this cake for years now, it’s the best. Our dear friend, Charlotte, made this for her husband to take on a men’s retreat….and the rest is history. I got the recipe and treasure it. It’s originally from Southern Living. See…

Best Food 2020🥝🥗🍡

Let’s start with smoothies and smoothie bowls. The absolute best was Green Brothers Juice Co in Charlotte. That almond, coconut, honey topping was amazing. A close second was Juice Keys in Raleigh. Suuuuper good berry bowl that kept me full for the whole day! And Lauren got the gingerbread which was good as well. We…