Monthly Archives: December 2014

Ending the year right with Garlic Scape Pesto & Potato Pizza

Happy New year, everyone!  Hubby and I don’t do much for New Year’s Eve…maybe watch a movie or go for a moonlight hike (our plans for tonight).  But I usually try to have a nice meal for dinner, since it’s … Continue reading

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Winter Squash and Red Lentil Stew

My co-worker shared this recipe with me last week after she tested it out at home for herself first.  We had just gotten some carnival squash with our CSA share that week, and in the never-ending challenge to find a … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Hubby, the Stinker and I had a wonderful Christmas day today.  The highlight of the day was a cross country ski in the mountains on 12 inches of fresh snow with a bluebird sky.  We could not have asked for … Continue reading

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Pre-op meeting with the surgeon

Disclaimer: Just as fair warning, this post is about my upcoming hysterectomy, so if you don’t want to read about it, this is your out! However, later this week I will post a recipe for a delicious vegetarian stew that … Continue reading

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White Chocolate and Banana Cookie Bars

Yesterday I scoured my recipes to compile a list of soups for Hubby to have at the ready after my surgery.  Along the way I discovered a clipped cookie recipe that looked irresistible.  It had bananas, white chocolate, and pecans.  … Continue reading

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Very berry muffin bread

Here is yet another opportunity to use my stand mixer! This recipe is inspired by one I stumbled across earlier this week for blueberry muffin bread.  It looked delicious.  However, right now in my freezer I do not have any … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas tree quest reward: peanut butter cookies!

Hubby’s favorite cookies are peanut butter cookies.  I don’t make them nearly often enough, but on the way home from getting our Christmas tree yesterday afternoon I told him I was going to make them.  I thought he was going … Continue reading

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Polish Haluski–for the cabbage and potato lovers

I have had 2 small heads of cabbage sitting in my fridge for weeks, just waiting for me to do something with them.  I’ve had a craving for haluski lately, which is a Polish dish of skillet fried cabbage and … Continue reading

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May I talk about endometriosis?

I know most of my posts are about pretty neutral topics with wide-ranging audience appeal, primarily gardening and cooking.  But to be completely honest, the reason I started this blog back in March is because I thought I might be … Continue reading

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Busy week, busy weekend, big life changes ahead

A lot has happened this week:  Hubby and I completed our first week of workouts at the gym, I spent several hours working in the evening to complete a project for my second job (yay!), and Friday afternoon I met … Continue reading

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