Easy Beef Stew

Easy Beef Stew

We just got back from a week-long trip to Florida where we learned that vacationing with an infant is not quite the relaxing experience of vacationing without an infant: No leisurely reading by the pool, no sleeping in, and definitely no going outside without worrying about is the baby slathered in enough sunscreen? So, while … Continue reading Easy Beef Stew

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Curried Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Current favorite soup alert! It’s got a spicy curry kick, while still being a comforting, rice-filled, chicken broth-based soup. And I love it. I can’t stop making it. This soup calls for Rice-a-Roni. This is not a product that I had ever purchased prior to making this soup.  I went to the grocery store without … Continue reading Curried Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Mini Lemon Tarts

Lemon Tartletts with Sugar Cookie Crust

These just might be the cutest of all cute desserts in the world.  Tarts are already one of the all-time cutest desserts, but make them tiny and pop a little raspberry on top and it’s almost too much. And EVEN BETTER NEWS: They’re so easy to make. Want to see the cast of characters for … Continue reading Mini Lemon Tarts

Roasted Winter Vegetables

Easy Roasted Winter Vegetables

Roasting winter vegetables is by far my favorite way to enjoy them. There is something so rustic and homey about a sheet of winter veggies all getting crispy and tender together in a toasty oven.  These are a go-to for me for big, get together meals (looking at you, Thanksgiving). The end result feels slightly … Continue reading Roasted Winter Vegetables

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Cookie Crust

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Cookie Crust

I have told you about my deep love for pie season, but during the month of November, I have a one-track mind for pumpkin pie. There are heated debates to be had over whether it is ever acceptable to deviate from the classic, tried-and-true pumpkin pie. I usually don’t like to question success, and definitely … Continue reading Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Cookie Crust

The 11 Best Board Games for Two People

Best Games for Date Night

I got married straight out of college. And I mean straight out. As in, I walked down the aisle the same month I graduated from college. We waste no time here.  Since we were young and married and didn’t have much in the way of discretionary income, game night was our go-to date night. A … Continue reading The 11 Best Board Games for Two People

A Guide to Cheese Boards

Assembling a Cheese Board

It’s the time of year for parties and potlucks and gatherings, which, of course, means that cheese boards abound.  I flock to cheese boards whenever they are available. It is my firmly held belief that all occasions are appropriate for a cheese board.  I love that they are easy to prepare ahead of time, people … Continue reading A Guide to Cheese Boards

All-Purpose Pie Crust

Best Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

Happy November! November 1st means one thing and one thing only to me: Pie season is in full swing. In observation of the beginning of the best food season of the year, here is my all-purpose pie crust recipe. Whether I'm making quiche, chicken pot pie, pumpkin pie, blueberry pie, apple pie, etc., I'm making … Continue reading All-Purpose Pie Crust