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I’m sitting at the coffee shop having an afternoon tea watching it absolutely downpour outside. I’m typing this recipe about a month later than I had planned but the truth is everything that I am able to do creatively is wrapped up at the farmhouse right now. Half of my cooking utensils are boxed up […]

February cookbook club recipe three

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Cookbook Review Half Baked Harvest Cookbook Club

I didn’t really plan on moving the first week of cookbook club but we did and we’re finally getting settled into the temporary rental house. I have a small kitchen and my essential pots and pans. I feel like as we progress on we can get into more of a natural rhythm but we will […]

February Cookbook Club Recipe Two

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February Cookbook Club

I have been collecting cookbooks since Joe and I first got married (thirteen years this June!). I come from a long line of skilled cooks yet, I never really developed a passion for it until I was living on my own and had my very first solo home kitchen. Back in the days where Joe […]

February Cookbook Club Recipe One!

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Supper Simple Cookbook Club

When my grandma was moving to her condo she gifted me a stack of her Country Women Christmas books from the 90’s and they are FULL of amazing church cookbook style recipes. Some of them are scary jello’s with floating fruits in them but other recipes like these no bake potato chip chocolate bites are […]

No Bake Potato Chip Chocolate Bites

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No Bake Christmas Treats

If you read my instagram post last night you would hear a bit of panic in my voice that in true Michigan fashion strawberry season is nearing it’s close. The extreme amounts of rain pretty much ruined the berries right on the bushes cutting the season short a week or two early. I was at […]

Fresh Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls

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Cinnamon Rolls With Fresh Market Berries Fast Rising

Michigan is currently being blessed with an early spring right now and I have never been happier about it. The flowers are popping up a bit earlier and the earth is thawing. I’m holding my breath for one or two more light snows as Michigan likes to do. I am looking forward to all the […]

Lemon Blondie Bars with Lavender Buttercream Icing

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Lemon Blondies with Lavender Buttercream Icing

Joe was gone for the day so Otto and I had the house all to ourselves. Since he had already broken in to his easter basket I thought we should have a little fun with it. He’s been begging to eat a chocolate bunny since the moment he found them and I finally gave in. […]

Chocolate Sundaes with Chocolate Easter Bunnies

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How to make homemade chocolate Sundaes with leftover easter candy

Christmas of 2018 a Smeg Coffee Pot was at the top of my list. I lusted after it’s slick design and since we have our coffee pot in our bedroom (view our old coffee bar here) It has to be cute as well as functional. I read no reviews about the Smeg I added it […]

Smeg Coffee Maker Review Is it worth it?

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My honest review on the Smeg Coffee Maker

Easter Candy is the king of all candy. There is not a better holiday for candy offerings than Easter. Try and prove me wrong. Nothing can or ever will top Cadbury eggs and marshmallow Peeps. To celebrate such occasion I thought it would be so fun to put a spin on a classic charcuterie board […]

How to Make an Easter Candy Charcuterie Board


How to Make an Easter Candy Charcuterie Board

This fall when I was at the Springfield Antique Market my snack of choice was the delicious homemade pretzels that the amish were making on a folding table under the tent. They were hot, soft and doughy, covered in delicious crunchy salt and served with a rich cheese sauce. There were no tables available so […]

Homemade Pretzels with Pimento Cheese

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Staying home making Pimento Cheese and Homemade Pretzels

It’s that time of year where the seed catalogs are starting to appear almost daily in my mailbox. Every season I pour over catalogs finding the best seeds for our home garden. This year I am going to be trying a few different grouping techniques in the garden including separating my vegetables and my flowers. […]

The Best Tomatoes for Canning

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Fresh Garden Tomatoes

Nobody puts baby in a corner. Especially if she’s dutch. I whipped up this gruyere and onion dutch baby last week Sunday for our stay at home brunch (again). It was an act of desperation I guess one could say. It was the end of the week and I hadn’t bought groceries yet so it […]

Gruyere and Onion Dutch Baby

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Gruyere and Egg Bake