Monday, October 13, 2014

Apple Spice Muffin Mix

Apple Spice Muffin Mix

A Warm Crackling Campfire candle is flickering in the kitchen, I’m sipping a warm mug of chai and outside I hear sounds of a football game going on at the University in town.  It is surely autumn, my friends!  I know it’s a favorite of many.

It’s a favorite of Paul’s and mine.  Just this weekend we were discussing the “smell” of fall in the Ozarks and how it’s so unique.  He’s actually getting a lot of that smell this week…I dropped him off yesterday for a week of solo backpacking on the Ozark Trail.   He decided a while back that he wanted to do a solo trip in the fall in hopes to have a retreat of sorts, but also to be able to catch the leaves changing.  So yesterday we drove south with his pack full and nerves in my stomach and I watched him walk into the Ozarks with everything he would need for the week on his back.

I think I chewed all of my nails off on the way back home.  But I cannot wait to hear his stories when he gets back!

Apple Spice Muffins

Monday, October 6, 2014

Toffee Chocolate Chip Blondies

Toffee Chocolate Chip Blondies

As it goes in the odd world of food blogging, I’m staring at these Toffee Chocolate Chip Blondies on my screen this morning while they have actually been long devoured.  I made them several weeks ago and of course, am just now getting the chance to post them.  And...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup

Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup

Seasons are a funny thing here in Missouri – the arrival of Autumn simple means uncertainty when it come to the weather.  Sometimes it’s 95 in mid-August, then drops to the 70’s in late August, and then spikes back up into the 80’s in September.  And then you might...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mediterranean Bruschetta

Mediterranean Bruschetta

Any given Sunday you can walk into our church and immediately to the right of the door you will see shelves (taller than me) stocked with Panera breads…and sometimes there is an extra table piled high too.  Piled high with crusty bread, bagels, sandwich bread, pastries.  The only thing...

Monday, September 29, 2014

Where to eat, play & stay in Omaha

Where to eat, stay & play in Omaha, NE

I can’t believe it was over two weeks ago since we were in Omaha.  It was quite a whirlwind of a weekend and my days since getting back have been even more so but I am finally getting around to sorting through the pictures and I’m so excited to...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Red Wine Vinegar & Olive Oil Orzo Salad

Red Wine Vinegar & Olive Oil Orzo Salad

We made it back from Omaha (more to come on that later) yesterday.  I went right back to work today.  Came home and immediately got myself going again on the kitchen.  I think we have all of the cabinets painted.  And thank goodness for that!  I am a tiny bit...