Roasted Butternut Squash, Bacon & Apple Soup

So…I got so excited about making this soup that I actually totally forgot to take any really good pictures of it.  That being said, lack of good pictures does not mean that it ain’t good…amiright or amiright?? This soup knocked the socks off my relatives over Thanksgiving.  It has a lot of depth.  It is a…

Peppermint Oreo Pretzel Bark

I have always enjoyed the savory more than the sweet, however, give me a chocolate covered pretzel any day and anything peppermint flavored during the holiday season.  With that in mind, here’s a super easy peezy breezy recipe for Peppermint Oreo Pretzel Bark.  I made them on Tuesday and my husband and I have devoured most…

DIY Advent Calendar

Back in the day, my family was given a great homemade advent calendar.  We are a big family (I am one of five).  Every morning we would all race downstairs to be the first to place a star on the advent “christmas tree” one by one until the 25th when the prized heart was placed…

You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with

I’m a pretty lucky gal.  I have had the great fortune of meeting and becoming friends with some female powerhouses in my life.  They surely stretch to many aspects of my life, but most recently two have touched my life in a very special way. On October 3, 2015, I got married. And lest he forget, marrying…

It’s now acceptable to be making comfort dishes…right?

I think I am comfortable with admitting I have been searching for winter “comfort” favorites to spice up the beginnings of the dreary winter months for at least the past week now (#sorrynotsorry). Here, the leaves have significantly fallen and I am attempting to ignore the fact that winter will truly have hit once the…