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Amazing White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies (so quick and easy!)

White chocolate cranberry blondies

Today I’m reviving one of my favorite recipes: white chocolate cranberry blondies. I want you to keep this recipe handy, because not only are these blondies amazingly delicious and easy to make, but with their white chips and red cranberries they’re the perfect dessert or snack for the holidays! I came up with the ideas for these blondies a couple of years ago when I wanted […] Read more…

15 Stylish Holiday Gift Ideas for the Home (all from Target!)

Stylish Christmas Gift Ideas from Target

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday–I love gathering with family to give thanks for our many blessings. But I also look forward to the day after Thanksgiving–or Black Friday–and the official arrival of the holiday shopping season. In preparation, I’ve been gathering Christmas gift ideas for friends and family. (Let’s be honest–I found a few things for myself, too!) This year will […] Read more…

Autumn Walnut Pear Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Moist and delicious walnut pear sour cream coffee cake

Buttery pears, fat walnuts, and rich sour cream.  Is your mouth watering yet? Then you need to make this amazing walnut pear sour cream coffee cake! The warm and comforting tastes of autumn burst from this tender, moist, golden cake. Tucked inside, you’ll find lovely autumn pears along with an inner swirl of butter, walnuts, and cinnamon.   This moist […] Read more…

16 Beautifully Simple Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

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This time of year, between Halloween and Christmas, leaves me feeling a bit confused.  Should I hang on to my pumpkins and fall décor?  Go all out with Christmas?  Whatever I decide, I don’t want to forget about the holiday in between: Thanksgiving.  As the one day of the year devoted to gratitude and gathering people together, Thanksgiving is truly special. So […] Read more…

7 Warm and Comforting Soup and Stew Recipes

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Now that fall is in full swing, and the holidays aren’t far away, I thought I’d share a roundup of a few of my favorite soup and stew recipes with you in the hopes of making your meal planning–and life–a bit easier!   Since fall is all about keeping things warm and cozy, my suppers this time of […] Read more…

Perfect Paleo Pumpkin Pie (gluten free and dairy free!)

Paleo Pumpkin Pie --an amazingly delicious gluten free and dairy free dessert

If you’re like me, there’s something about this time of year that makes you crave ALL the comfort foods.  And, to me, there’s nothing more comforting than pumpkin pie. It’s warm, it’s soft, it’s sweet–kind of like your grandma! The good thing is that indulging those cravings doesn’t mean you have to throw healthy eating out the window until January 1.  […] Read more…

Hello Fresh Meal Delivery: Our Experience

Hello Fresh Meal Delivery Service

Not long ago a friend and I were discussing meal delivery services–you know, where a box of food, along with recipes, arrives on your doorstep each week?  She’s had one of these services (not Hello Fresh) for nearly a year and raves about it.  Even so, I had reservations. Would it cost too much?  Would it end up being more […] Read more…

Super Moist & Good-for-You Pumpkin Bread

Homemade pumpkin bread, fresh from the oven

Nothing says fall like delicious, spicy pumpkin bread.  And this recipe is the best I’ve found — not only does it result in moist loaves of pumpkin-y goodness every time, it’s actually good for you! Besides the star ingredient–pumpkin–which is a great source of fiber, beta-carotene, potassium, and vitamin C, this wonderful pumpkin bread is also filled with metabolism-boosting coconut […] Read more…

Favorite Fall Styles (featuring Sandgrens Clogs)

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Have you noticed that clogs are back in style?  I have to admit I’m old enough to remember when they were a big thing back in the 70s!  And I’m finding I love them just as much this time around.  Especially the beautiful styles from Sandgrens Clogs.  They’ve managed to update the clog so it’s new and fresh and perfect for today. […] Read more…

Simple Touches of Autumn – My (Mini) Fall Home Tour

Simple Touches of Fall - My Fall Home Tour

Here it is, mid-October already, and I’m just now getting around to decorating our home for fall!  Maybe it’s the unseasonably warm weather.  75 degrees in mid-October?  And flip-flops are still a part of my daily wardrobe? I’ll take it!  Nevertheless, I decided it was high time to share a mini fall home tour with you, showing the […] Read more…

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