SMOKED & TOASTED

The pages of life keep on turning, and we’ve welcomed another new year. January brings with it reflections on moments passed, and dreams of beautiful and bright events that future months might hold. Our twenty fourteen was like walking through a dream so…

HANDMADE HOLIDAY

Growing up, my brother and I were given Advent calendars every year. They were paper boxes printed to look like a house, and when you opened the little numbered doors and windows, there were CHOCOLATES INSIDE OF ALL TWENTY-FIVE. A daily piece of…

GIVING THANKS

There are so many things to be grateful for, that I could spend the entire holiday weekend making a list. Instead, I’m going to suggest that you to make these scones to enjoy with loved ones for a pre-or-post holiday breakfast. It…

OAT+MEAL

November is chock-full of framily birthday celebrations for us. While we may not have a chance to craft edible gifts for each and every party guy-or-gal, we do our best. It’s our small way of recognizing and thanking the guest of honor, for the…

A HUG AND A BLANKET

Bust out a cozy sweater, and let’s get snuggly with this dish. Homemade pork stock, paired with a rough dice of yellow onion and carrot, simmer together for fifteen minutes to make a fragrant broth. Next up, pour in your dry split…

THE MORNING AFTER

As the sun was going to bed last night, the dogs and I walked past many a polling station during our neighborhood loop. While I watched the sky fade into a marbled design of color, results from the East Coast were starting…

TRICK OR TREAT

It was late, and I must have wandered into the kitchen. How had I gotten here, hands covered in this dark stickiness? My better half was off teaching, and wasn’t there to keep me from giving in to this whim. I was afraid…