Quick and Easy Hot Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are a family favorite this time of year. They are quick and easy and perfect to take to a party or snack on while watching Elf. This recipe come from my dear friend Katie. I worked for Katie’s mom in high school at their family deli but she was a few years older than me and I wouldn’t say that we were really friends then. I’m not even sure how it happened, but sometimes when we were both in college at BYU we clicked and spent many hours together after that. Katie moved me into apartments, Continue Reading →

Vanilla Cider Wassial


“What on earth is wassail?” you may be asking. Let me give you a little history lesson! Old English “wæs hæl,” literally means “be you healthy”. Wassail (or wassil) is traditionally a hot spiced cider that is sweetened and has other fruit juices added and it was probably fermented and enjoyed as a hard cider back in the day.   Today, Wassail is generally a nonalcoholic hot beverage. Wassailing (you know, like the song “here we come a-wassailing”) refers to a medieval ritual to celebrate the apple trees and to ward off evil spirits for next years cider making. We Continue Reading →

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Coupon for my Etsy Shop!

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Head on over to the shop HERE.

Fall Fruit Pie

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Emily from One Lovely Life is here sharing one amazing pie recipe, just in time to squeeze it in before Thanksgiving! This Fall Fruit Pie looks fabulous. I’m not going to have time to try it this week which means I’ll have to have pie next week :) Pie is a Christmas food too right?!

Pumpkin Pie from Fresh Pumpkin

pumpkin pie

Thanksgiving is here! I’m so grateful to be spending the week with my parents. We’ll drive up to Indiana to be with grandparents and my large extended family on Thursday and I’m giddy with anticipation. It’s been 6 or so years since we’ve spent this holiday with my family here in the Midwest and I’m excited for my kids to have a few memories of the things I enjoyed so much as a kid! I made this pumpkin pie from fresh pumpkin for my husband’s birthday and have been saving the recipe for this week! The pie is awesome. The Continue Reading →

Ingredient Spotlight: Pumpkin


I worked with Emily from One Lovely Life today to bring you a really fun ingredient spotlight on pumpkin. Since chances are good you’ll be downing a piece or two of pumpkin pie this weekend, you might as well know a little bit about them! And if you happen to remember a few of the facts and bust them out at the dinner table you might just impress your great Aunt Sue. Who doesn’t love some good trivia?! I know I’m a sucker for it.

15 Perfect Pie Recipes

15 Perfect Pie Recipes

15 Perfect Pie Recipes is just the post you need to get you excited for Thanksgiving, or anytime for that matter. It’s always a good time to enjoy pie, always. This recipe round up fetaures everthing from fruit and pumpkin pie to sugar cream and chocolate; there is something for everyone. My favorite pies are my mom’s cherry, sugar cream, pumpkin, and pecan. Husband on the other hand loves all things cream pie. And I can’t get anyone in my house to eat more than one piece of traditional apple pie. Weird right?! What’s your favorite pie? Enjoy a little Continue Reading →

Sam’s Christmas Wish: Book Review


I’m a bookworm and love sharing book reviews with you when the chance comes my way, especially when it comes to children’s Christmas books! Today we are chatting about the book Sam’s Christmas Wish by George Durrant.

How to: Fresh Eggs for Giving (plus a Blendtec giveaway)

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You can’t beat the simplicity of a lovely gift of colorful farm fresh eggs! Add a cute recipe for Easy Egg Casserole and you have yourself one savory gift that is sure to please this holiday season.

Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie

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This is the first a pie recipe I’ve ever posted on my blog. Ever. Ok, that’s not totally true. I posted this beauty (ha!) back in the day before I cared what my pictures looked like and no one read the blog (and that’s not how I make chicken pot pie anymore either… maybe I should update that one!). But since I started caring, I stopped sharing pie. I have indeed been making pies since I started blogging, but you see, my pies aren’t pretty. I’ve been forgoing sharing my favorite pie recipes with you because my pies are normal Continue Reading →