Scandinavian blood in my veins or not, I'm not keen on getting us out and about when it's windy and rainy, so this Saturday, between a grocery adventure and a nice 3.5 mile run when the sun broke through in the late afternoon, I went through and de-Christmas'ed the house. As much as I find… Continue reading A Simple Winter Table
From our family to yours, a very merry Christmas, and best wishes for the holiday season, however you may choose to celebrate it! We'll be back to share more food, fun, and adventure in 2019!
Up until last year, Scott and I traveled to visit either his family or mine for Christmas. Last year, between my scary first trimester and everyone else having one health issue or another, we just couldn't make it work. This year, it's a choice. Marcus is such a little guy and already exposed to enough,… Continue reading Mom’s Christmas Cinnamon Rolls
In this season of frenetic cookie baking, we need a variety of cookies, but we especially need ones that travel well. And if you're looking for something deliciously seasonal that will survive a trip to faraway friends and relatives, my family's classic gingerbread cookie recipe is the one for you! When I was deployed in… Continue reading Classic Christmas Gingerbread Cookies
My family has always shared a love of good food, cooking, and gathering together. Even when we're not together, I love brainstorming ideas with my dad for big family dinners to cook up and serve. It's been a long time since we've been back to my folks' house for a big family dinner and even… Continue reading Spice Rubbed Beef Tenderloin with Creole Mustard Sauce
I like artificial wreaths indoors just for the ease of maintenance, but I love having a real wreath on the front door. There is something about the smell of pine forest and nature as you walk in the door that just sets the stage for warm and comfortable holiday feelings. But let's be real. The… Continue reading Simple Foraged Christmas Wreath
We used to have a hard and fast rule in the house about when the Christmas decorations went up and when the Christmas playlists started playing and all the rest :: no Christmas until the weekend after Thanksgiving. We kept everything tucked away in storage tubs and didn't go hunting for a Christmas tree and… Continue reading Cranberry Macadamia Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate