Monday, November 7, 2011

Vanilla Bean Shortbread


I can say with almost 100% certainty that Panera Bread is one of my favorite places to eat.  I love their seasonal offerings, the simplicity of their meals, and of course the bread.  What else do I love there?  Their shortbread.  It’s the most buttery and sweet shortbread and...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Butternut Squash Lasagna with Spinach and Sage


Did you raise your eyebrows? I certainly did. I really love butternut squash, especially this time of year. It’s healthy and most of the time it’s a hearty substitute for meat. We eat it roasted, we eat it in risotto, it makes a great soup, but those are all...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bloggers Unite for Africa {Giveaway!}


#thanksq03 I’m thankful for my blog, my readers and the community that is being built everyday. Community is a beautiful thing.  I’ve mentioned time and time again how amazing the blogging community is.  Again, today, I’m here to tell you about another wonderful way that bloggers have come together...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

{almost} Wordless Wednesday


#thanksq02 – Nothing is better than a crisp, juicy apple in the fall. For more information on  Thanks2, click here. The weather forecast calls for snow this evening and tonight.  Yesterday the high was 75.  Hello fall in the Midwest!  The bright side?  The trees are beautiful!  Check out...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011



Most of us observe Thanksgiving as a day to be thankful for the blessings in our lives.  But, why not be thankful every day?  I can’t think of a better way to do this…and it’s a great way to begin this holiday season! Beth has organized an awesome project...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Oatmeal Gingersnaps


Happy Halloween!  I have decided that this is my favorite time of year for food. Pumpkin, apples and squash are so comforting and I love all of the recipes and flavors floating around right now.  My house has smelled so amazing lately with all of my experimenting. I can’t...