Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Who has started their holiday shopping? I am way (way!) ahead of my usual schedule, and started Christmas shopping over the summer! I’ve started buying things for people as I see them throughout the year. This is mostly so I have things ready to be wrapped and put under our Christmas tree from the minute … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide 2018

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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

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

Winter Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Plate of winter salad

Come mid-January, I'm hankering for a good salad. I love my roasts, chilis, and casseroles as much as the next Midwestern gal, but I crave the crisp green goodness that only a big plate of salad can give me. Enter: Winter Salad. All of winter's bounty tossed in a warm bacon vinaigrette and topped with the … Continue reading Winter Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

DIY Christmas Candle Ring

Christmas candle ring with white candle

I did it! I made it until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas. This feels like a win to me. You see, I'm the type that likes to hold off on all things Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Husband, however, thinks it's perfectly acceptable for Christmas celebrations to begin in October. This is a major point of disagreement … Continue reading DIY Christmas Candle Ring

Perfect Butter Pie Crust

I am not one to claim perfection in life, but I feel like this pie crust deserves it. Let me tell you all the reasons I love it: It is super quick! Once you get the hang of it, you can get a pie crust ready in under 5 minutes. That's less time than it would take … Continue reading Perfect Butter Pie Crust