Cranberry Rum Punch

cranberry rum punch |

Lordy, I don’t know how all you mom bloggers do it. I barely have time to shower each day, let alone cook a meal. And finding time to photograph and write about said meal? Forget about it.  All of that to say, I’ve been having trouble finding the time to devote to the blog. And I’m strangely ok with that…. Read More »

Holiday Giveaway: Mulled Wine Kit from Parcel

mulled wine kit |

I’m excited to announce a very special giveaway on the blog today, a Mulled Wine Kit from the wonderful people at Parcel! Parcel is a small business based here in Portland, OR. They specialize in curated gift boxes, filled with treasures from the Pacific Northwest. The boxes are thoughtfully and artfully crafted, with a little something for everyone. There’s a… Read More »

Homemade Apple Toaster Strudels

Homemade Apple Toaster Strudel |

Growing up, there were a lot of foods that weren’t allowed in our home: Sugar cereals. White bread. TV dinners. Soda. Regular peanut butter, such as Peter Pan or Jiff (we could only have the natural kind! It was hard as a rock and wasn’t sugary and creamy and delightful!). Tang. Kool-Aid. Pop Tarts. Toaster Strudels. Of all the banned… Read More »

Hello, World.

family photo

At 7:07 am on October 18th, we welcomed little Margot Louise into the world. She arrived promptly on her due date, and weighed 5lbs and 11oz. She is tiny and perfect and we are completely in love with her.  I’ll be back to food and recipes and writing shortly, but for now I’m taking a little time to just be… Read More »

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Curry

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Curry |

The last few years, I’ve had relatively rotten luck with my garden. First, there are the evil crows in my neighborhood that take great delight in eating all my seeds and sprouts. (And these crows are smart! So smart, in fact, that I’m a little paranoid that they might read this blog post and punish me for it.) In addition, all the… Read More »

Sweet Cream Biscuits with Roasted Plums and Chai Infused Whipped Cream

sweet cream biscuits with roasted plums and chai whipped cream |

When it comes to making biscuits, there are two ways to go about it. There’s the classic Buttermilk Biscuit, and there’s the Sweet Cream Biscuit. Buttermilk biscuits are typically made with buttermilk, and lots (and lots) of butter. Sweet cream biscuits, on the other hand, opt for heavy cream instead of buttermilk and butter. Buttermilk biscuits tend to be a… Read More »