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…

Labor Day 2020

Labor Day this year is different like everything else this year. What is a day of rest for some is the official end of summer. For us it’s about the food. We love to plan and prepare tasty meals. For me, setting a beautiful table is as much fun as the meal. I call it…

Chocolate Chip Sunbutter Cookie

Tonight we started talking about math, science, and cooking. My little baker and I decided to make cookies after dinner 🍪 I’m always on the lookout for recipes I can covert for my daughter’s allergies. In cookies I tend to use a flax egg but the last few times I tried earthyandy’s seltzer water suggestion…

Squeezing Out Every Drop of Summer 🍋

Today was a luscious lemony day 🍋 We relaxed, cooked, and ate this first Sunday in August. It’s hard to believe school starts in a few weeks. The Lemon Caper Artichoke Chicken is a version of my friend Elizabeth’s. Elizabeth is a fabulous cook who doesn’t love to cook. I named it E’s surprise chicken…

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…

Vegetable Curry

The temperature is dropping and the wind picking up. Soup seemed perfect for this chilly January night. Using only what I had on hand I made it in under an hour. It was delicious. I served it with chickpea flatbread. Vegetable Curry 2 Tablespoons Olive oil 2 yellow onions, peeled, diced large 3 large zucchini,…

Sunday Night Supper

Sunday afternoons I try to cook things for the week. I made pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip muffins (recipe below) and soup. Tonight it’s extra chilly and a perfect soup night. Tomato soup & grilled cheese were requested by my eight year old. She loves soup almost as much as I do. I didn’t have celery…

Hangry Girl Bisque

After school and swim I had a cold and cranky girl on my hands. She was beyond starving and not ready for homework. While she had a hot shower I made her favorite soup. Thick, warm, and yummy! It’s actually a super easy soup recipe I’ve previously posted. Today I revised Shelton’s favorite “pumpkin soup”…

Football • Food • Family

My idea of a great Fall Saturday involves drinking coffee, watching football, and cooking in my jommies. Family, Football, and Food, are definitely a few of my favorite things. My uncle Marshall always put a roast in the crockpot when we were all coming home. Since we were all coming from different directions and arriving…