Simple Pear Cake

My grandmother lives on the river and she has a pear tree that produces abundantly in these in-between days of late summer and early fall. This year I asked for a few pears and received more than I could carry.

Hammock Camping

Two years ago today my brothers and I were in the middle of the stupidest and most epic trip we’d ever taken. We put 6,000 miles on a rental car and drove to California, camping at national parks along the way.

Learning the Enneagram

Finally going down the Enneagram rabbit hole just a smidge over here. With my introverted, obsessively-researching self I could easily be lost in the black hole and now I want to learn everything. If I truly am a 5 like I suspect….well then thaaat’s about right.

An Ode to Strawberry Shortcake (and Bisquick)

Happy Memorial Day weekend to you all. Can we talk about the cartons of strawberries that are cheap and delicious and everywhere? We’re all about local and in-season foods. Also, I’m having a moment with Bisquick. I’m not really sure how I made it this far in life without truly appreciating the American innovation.

The Table

I sat there in a gorgeous white silk dress from BHLDN and - between prayers that I didn't spill wild rice pilaf in my lap - I happened to look down the middle of our two family-style tables to see dozens of faces radiating with celebration. It was a chaotic mix of our worlds…

For everything

I love how seasons always catch me off guard. I love how no matter how many autumns you’ve had, that first crunchy leaf still takes you by surprise. And how that first warm breeze makes you…

Orange Rolls for Two

This is the “Quick Orange-Walnut Sweet Roll” recipe from the Magnolia Table cookbook. I edited it down for just two people quite frankly because I got tired of zesting oranges. But, hello, these are the best darned orange rolls I’ve ever had.

Our Wedding Photos

The lovely and talented Abigail Whisler knocked it out of the park. She captured the moody elegance and raw emotion so eloquently. It feels like I can reach out and touch this day that slipped away ever too quickly. And cards on the table folks - I can’t get over how ridiculously dapper my groom looks in that top photo.

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Maple Molasses Cookies

The exact words written next to this recipe in my notebook are, "ABSAFREAKING PHENOMENAL," and two large hearts. These are soft cookies with a ginger kick, infused with molasses and rolled in sugar. I had eight the first night I made them during Snowpocalype 2017. #diabeetus.