Butternut Squash, Apple, and Pumpkin Pasta with Fresh Sage

We are in full fall food mode! Many of our meals have fall squash, pumpkin, apples, and sweet potatoes all locally grown in Virginia. Today we made apple cider donuts, butternut squash, apple, pumpkin pasta with fresh sage, and sweet potato pie with homemade whipped cream. This post is about the pasta! I will post…

Minestrone Soup

It’s been raining for a few days. Cool fall day and prefect to make soup when outdoor activities are not possible. Sunday afternoons I love to rest, read, and cook. Soup is my favorite. All kinds of soup. I love the warm comfy feeling of soup. Using fall vegetables make this minestrone even better. I’m…

Homemade Granola

This summer we’ve spent a lot of time together exploring and baking. One of our favorite things to make is granola. Much of the store-bought allergy friendly versions have sugar as the first or second ingredient. I’ve been working on this recipe a while and now feel it is ready to share. I will say…

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo] in Mexico, Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army‘s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862 according to Wikipedia. I laugh as I type because I’m…

Comfort Food- Tater Tot Casserole

Winter Night Comfort Food When it’s cold and you want to cook dinner without going out to the store, you improvise with what you have on hand. This tater tot casserole is so delicious you won’t even miss the beef. But if you do- add a pound of ground beef when sautéing your veggies. Tater…