Toasted Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Having cookies around at Christmas is a must, but having my husbands favorite cookies brings an element of joy to the air. I love to hear in a happy voice, “you made me shortbread cookies!” I just smile…. Maybe his love for shortbreads came while traveling overseas, maybe it was love at first bite the first time he bite into that buttery sweet cookie…but maybe … Continue reading Toasted Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Underarm Detox

Ok, first I want to say that this post isn’t suppose to instill fear- but I believe we can’t make educated decisions if we aren’t educated-right? To be honest I’m going pretty light with the information in this post, but hope that the little I give will nudge you in the right direction. If you’ve thought about making the switch form anti-perspirant to natural deodorant, … Continue reading Underarm Detox

Orange Cardamom Cinnamon rolls

My husbands goal every year around this time is to make the most Christmasy Christmas ever. He starts talking it up at the beginning of fall. He sets me down and explains how he wants this Christmas to feeeel more like Christmas than last year, and how this year should beat the previous year on the Christmasy scale of feeling Christmasy- so I have my … Continue reading Orange Cardamom Cinnamon rolls

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Brown Butter

Have you ever said “wow” when you ate ┬ábrussels sprouts? Thats what came out of my mouth when I ate the best brussels sprouts I ever had. We were invited to dinner at a former chef and his families home. He and his wife were both amazing cooks. If I remember the menu correctly we had swordfish, homemade macaroni and cheese, caprese salad, and, yes, … Continue reading Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Brown Butter

No-Bake Raw Coconut Macaroons

If you have ever shopped with a strong willed toddler, you’ll be able to relate to my recent shopping trip with my youngest. Our window for a peaceful shopping experience was quickly coming to an end when he saw the new Christmas stock of toy cars and trucks pilled high. “Mama, is this mine?” (a question he’s been asking quite often) “no, they aren’t yours, … Continue reading No-Bake Raw Coconut Macaroons