Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes and Walnuts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes and Walnuts from

As I walked up from the mailbox a couple weeks ago, I glanced through the pile of stuff; a bill, some advertisements, blah blah blah, and then something caught my eye. On the cover of the new issue of Whole Living was a pan full of what appeared to be roasted Brussels sprouts with grapes…

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Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte Recipe {real pumpkin}

Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte made with real pumpkin |

This classic post was originally published in September of 2013. It’s officially the first day of fall, so you KNOW you tea drinkers need to get in on the pumpkin spice latte train. Oh, and my kids are no longer sick. Hooray for the passage of time. Four out of five of my kids are…

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Easy Bacon Pea Salad

Easy Bacon Pea Salad from

Salad and I are like *THIS*. That probably comes at no surprise at this point. What you may not know, though, is that I have an especially soft spot for marinated salads. You know which ones I mean… The ones that fill bowl after bowl at late spring and summer parties. The ones in oil…

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Twix Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Twix Ice Cream Sandwich Cake for No-Bake summer sweet tooth satisfaction

  I only have so much virtue in my body. I try to eat well and feed my family healthy foods, and I do a pretty good job of it most of the time. But every so often, I spend all my good behaviour on things like parenting, being honest and moral, and tidying up….

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Slow-Roasted Rosemary Garlic Almonds

Slow Roasted Rosemary Garlic Almonds are an easy, healthy snack for warm weather months.

My friend Lisette is a good person to befriend. She’s funny. She’s charming. She has exquisite taste and a generous laugh. And wherever she goes, she has snacks. Good snacks. She has bags of granola bars, homemade energy bars and her signature Slow Roasted Rosemary Garlic Roasted Almonds. My children hover around Mrs. Heckathorn on…

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Brown Sugar Strawberries and Cream Tartlets

Brown Sugar Strawberries and Cream Tartlets with thyme

This is the story of a dessert that shouldn’t have turned out. It should’ve been an abject failure, but instead, it turned into a giant kitchen redemption tale and an awfully wonderful Mother’s Day treat. It is the tale of Brown Sugar Strawberries and Cream Tartlets.   It started out with a beautiful recipe. One…

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Dill Pickle Dip

Use Dill Pickle Dip as dip or spread on hamburgers or deli sandwiches for pickle lovers in your life.

Excuse me. Have I told you before that I am a serious pickle maniac? I have never met a dill pickle I didn’t love. You know Cookie Monster? I’m Pickle Monster. Salty, vinegary, crunchy P-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ickles! While we’re at it and I’m confessing things, I should probably mention that I’m also devoted to dip. All dip….

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Soothing Lavender Aloe Skin Tonic

Soothing Lavender Aloe Skin Tonic for irritated or sunburned skin!

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase after clicking them, I receive a small commission which in no way effects the price of the product for you. It’s nice when events conspire to inspire you, isn’t it? While in Maine for four days, I had a foot soak and massage at a lovely place…

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