Creamy Spaetzle & Chili Squash

What on Earth, right?  Read on to find out who or what had a Spaetzle fight in my dining room. What is the sure-fire signal that autumn is upon us?  Squash cooking, roasting, baking, stewing, grilling, or showing up in any form in our household cooking.    I diced up my squash, added tabs ofContinue reading “Creamy Spaetzle & Chili Squash”

Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

The world’s most perfect dessert: chocolate chip cookies.  What to do when you are given an entire box of stale almond milk chocolate bars?   Chop them up to use in cookies, of course!  I still always use the recipe on the back of the Nestle Toll House chocolate chips bag.  Why mess with aContinue reading “Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Chipotle Pasta Bake with Curried Acorn Squash

A perfect example of a Mommy’s Medley square meal.   Roasted curried acorn squash, chipotle tomato pasta bake, and a mixed greens salad.   Start with your acorn squash, this way the squash has time to bake while you prep and bake the pasta.  This particular squash is out of my garden.   Cut 1Continue reading “Chipotle Pasta Bake with Curried Acorn Squash”

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

We have been loving the slow cooker at our house lately – it may run out of power at the rate we are using it.  This next soup recipe is so good it will have you slurping it down like this.  Eric told me several times that this was a good soup, which for aContinue reading “Curried Butternut Squash Soup”

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Slow cooked oatmeal is one of my new favorite things.  This time I made Apple Pie Oatmeal.  I swear this is the best oatmeal I’ve ever tasted.   The best part? It reheats perfectly!  So when you make a big batch, store some away in the fridge or freezer for a simple, quick week dayContinue reading “Apple Pie Oatmeal”

Window to a Birch Forest

The timing of my finger splint coming off lined up perfectly with the start of school.  Due to the possibility of damage to the soft tissue, I had to wear the splint all day and all night for 7 weeks.  I was able to start weaning off of it just before heading off on ourContinue reading “Window to a Birch Forest”

Slow Cooked Pear Oatmeal

This is an easy breakfast that is sure to get you out the door a little more quickly in the mornings.  Just prep the night before, set on low, and you have hot filling breakfast in the morning.  The smell alone will get you out of bed! 1. Start with 2/3 steel cut oats andContinue reading “Slow Cooked Pear Oatmeal”

Autumn in NC, Spinach Quiche, and a New Spider Friend

Fall is most certainly upon us.   This past weekend we were at the Science Center and the Carolina Cup for its 40th annual bicycle race.  The weather has been beautiful – high 70s during the day and into the mid to low 50s at night.  I could not ask for more beautiful days.  TheseContinue reading “Autumn in NC, Spinach Quiche, and a New Spider Friend”

Squash Sweet Kidney Stew

This stew was everything I want in a meal: quick to prepare, ready when I got home, filling, vegetarian, spicy, and full of contrasting flavors.  The sweet potato and butternut squash flavors paired perfectly with the kidney beans and peanut butter.   Tonight, I have one more recipe adapted from the Skinny Slow Cooker publicationContinue reading “Squash Sweet Kidney Stew”

Double-Apple Coffee Cake

Sunday morning I was up early and contemplating breakfast and what to do with my Granny Smith apples.  I decided to make coffee cake that would kick Eric’s longing for Dunkin Donuts apple fritters (or at least be better for him).  As you can see, it got the thumbs up approval.   I must apologizeContinue reading “Double-Apple Coffee Cake”