DIY S’more Costume

Greta will be transformed into an iconic campfire dessert for Halloween this year – the S’more!  Greta’s costume this year came to me in a fit of unpacking, of course.  It was simple to make and only took an hour or so of my time.  Best of all, it fits over clothing and jackets, soContinue reading “DIY S’more Costume”

Amaranth & Squash Casserole

This was sooooooo good.  I took a classic chicken and wild rice casserole recipe of my grandmother’s and tweaked it just a tad to get this new winter classic.  Best part?  It is gluten-free, vegetarian, and dairy-free.  This is what I needed this week – I have the annual crud.  Moving to a new school,Continue reading “Amaranth & Squash Casserole”

Cream of Butternut Squash Soup

We went out to a birthday dinner with my mom at Cosi Cocina’s and had a delicious butternut squash soup.  This soup is my version or interpretation of that soup.  It is a perfect fall flavor soup with the heartiness to make it a  meal.  It is vegetarian and even could be made vegan withContinue reading “Cream of Butternut Squash Soup”

Minneapolis Weekend + Walking Dead Food

This is yet another one of those cell phone camera only posts.  I have been dropping the ball on my photography skills here lately.  However, it was our anniversary this past weekend and so we took off for Minneapolis for the weekend for a much needed relaxation time with my sister and her husband andContinue reading “Minneapolis Weekend + Walking Dead Food”

Pear Butter w/ Blood Orange

This pear butter is heavenly – pear flavored with a spicy nutmeg hint and it is slightly bitter due to the blood orange rind and juice.  It was the fastest round of canning I have done yet.  As I said before, I am addicted to canning and am looking for more unique combinations of jams,Continue reading “Pear Butter w/ Blood Orange”

Walking Dead Silhouettes

Ok, I admit, I am generally NOT a TV person.  I can find so many better ways to spend my time instead of zoning out in front of the screen – in other words, I am make myself too busy.  However, there are a few times when a show captures my attention.  And oh man,Continue reading “Walking Dead Silhouettes”

Pear & Pumpkin Upside Down Cake

We had a nice weekend at home finishing up some more painting of hallways and organizing a few key areas of the house.  It was rather gloomy and rainy all day Sunday – enough to warrant getting out the light down comforter and turning on the heat (low of course) for the night.  We willContinue reading “Pear & Pumpkin Upside Down Cake”

Halloween Eye Ball Wreath

This wreath is an easy, DIY project using easy to find materials.  I simply made a circle from wire and created a loop at the top in which to hang the wreath.  Then, I glued ping pong balls to each other and onto the wire wreath with a hot glue gun.  The finishing touch wereContinue reading “Halloween Eye Ball Wreath”