Oatmeal Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookies

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

A pumpkin recipe! Are your surprised? I sure hope not! It’s pumpkin everything around my neck of the woods. They’re everywhere and I love it. So I have been trying to make pumpkin cookies for about a month now. I made three recipes that I didn’t like and then I made these and fell in […]

Butternut Squash Quinoa with Kale, Cranberries, Walnuts and Goat Cheese

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It doesn’t get much healthier than this here salad.   It also doesn’t get much better either. This Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad screams FALL, loud and clear! Even the colors – green, orange, and deep purpley red? And yes, deep purpley red IS a color. Ugh so in love. Did I mention I love Fall? We […]

Tortellini with Italian Sausage and Broccoli

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Since the weather is now cold… For us Chicagoans and Iowans at least,  I am sharing a warm and comforting pasta recipe with you! Seriously though…I’m cold and it’s not even THAT cold here. Well, it’s like 50 at night or something, but I am wearing sweat shirts around the house…and I secretly love it. […]

Cheesy Black Bean Salsa Dip

Cheesy Black Bean Salsa Dip

Football Season has started which means it’s time to eat some cheese. Am I right or am I right? I know…I know. This might be the easiest cheesy dip appetizer that you will ever make and perhaps one of the best. My mother-in-law makes this for every family gathering we have which happens pretty often. […]

Super Moist Pumpkin Bread

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I love Fall. Fall Fall Fall!!! As we all know, Fall means many things…football (go Bears!), sweat shirts, soup, cheesy dips, apples, PUMPKIN, colorful leaves, Halloween…basically all of my favorite things. I freaking love FALL! So today I am starting off my favorite cooking/baking season with Super Moist Pumpkin Bread. It’s a must have Fall […]

Football Food Round Up!

Football Food Collage

I bet you’re looking for some football food ideas. Well, I have a ton of recipes that I chose from some of my favorite bloggers to help you out. My only advice, where you’re stretchy pants. Alright, here we go!   Black Bean and Sweet Corn Pico De Gallo from A Southern Fairytale    Spinach […]

Marinated Tomatoes with Parmesan Cheese

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We’re talking tomatoes today. Not just any tomatoes, but Italian Marinated Tomatoes. I know!! I love this recipe because it’s simple, flavorful, and so pretty. Ya know what else is pretty? THIS. Best Bloody Mary that I’ve ever had. THE BEST. One of my very best friend’s, Ashley, got married this past weekend in Milwaukee […]

Rosemary Vegetable Soup with Parmesan Croutons

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In the mood for some soup? ok ok ok I know it’s still Summer technically, but I am sharing this recipe for rosemary vegetable soup with PARMESAN CROUTONS anyway. I guess it’s technically a Summer soup because it uses Summer vegetables so we’re good, even though I am begging for cooler temperatures and pumpkin spice lattes… […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Walnuts


Muffin mouthful. Am I right? Peanut Butter, AND Chocolate, AND Banana, WITH Walnuts, in ONE muffin. It’s a beautiful thing my friends. I need to make more muffins, like right this minute. They’re little bundles of morning love that go well with my coffee. Mornings are tough to begin with even when you’re a morning […]

Funfetti Sugar Cookies

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Funfetti and sprinkles…again!!! Lately I have been soooo into sprinkles and Funfetti and I’m not sure why? Maybe because it’s fun? Yeah…I think that’s part of it and I am just loving the “Funfetti” Ffavor lately. It’s just so good…and FUN. So there’s this bakery directly below the foundation I work at and it’s deadly. I […]

Mirassou Winery

Mirassou Wine

Hello my wine drinking foodie friends. I am extremely excited about today’s post because I am writing about wine, food, and my love for both. Today’s post is so kindly sponsored by Mirassou Winery and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to chat about my obsession with wine and food and how they […]

Healthy Edamame Salad


In need of a healthy, crunchy, and incredibly tasty salad? Well alrighty then. Glad we are on same page on this happy Monday! We had a wonderful weekend spending time with my parents and some of our closest friends back in Iowa. One of my best friends, Beth, married her perfect match, Mike, this weekend. […]

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