Butternut Squash Chili…Perfect for Halloween Night!

This chili is chock-full of beans, squash, and tomatoes for a hearty meatless dish anyone will love!  With a touch of cinnamon to make the folks enjoying this chili say "hmmm...what is that?"  this dish will quickly turn into a family tradition for … [Read more...]

Seriously Simple Sweet Potato Chipotle Soup

This Sweet Potato Chipotle Soup is wonderfully smoky from the chipotle peppers, which makes it just right when the weather is chilly.  With only four ingredients, you'll have a batch of this clean and satisfying soup on the table in no … [Read more...]

Applicious Fall Smoothie

A simple apple and fall spice smoothie perfect for those Fall days that feel more like summer. ;) I am still really trying to get the hang of this Denver weather thing... I feel like in the morning, I NEED to wear gloves on a run … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Egg White Oatmeal Recipe

A satisfying and hearty breakfast that is perfect for chilly fall mornings.  The combination of spices, pumpkin, and a touch of sweetness from the banana really warm you from the inside when you start your day with this meal.  A few of you … [Read more...]

Hiking to See the Aspens in Vail

Saturday, Brian, Liz, Aidan, Liz's youngest sister, and I all drove about 2 hours to check a huge Colorado bucket list item off our list. See the Autumn aspen trees. We absolutely LOVE the "city" feel of Denver,  and we love the fact that we … [Read more...]

Warm and Cozy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

A couple of weeks ago I tried Panera's Autumn Squash Soup. Wow was that stuff good!!!  It seriously tasted how fall should taste... Immediately, I had thoughts of recreating something similar, and my mind turned to butternut squash soup. … [Read more...]

Festive Fall Recipes

Happy Thanksgiving Week! I am so excited that the holiday is almost here, and since I am busy prepping for the dishes I will be preparing for this wonderful holiday I am sure you are too!  I have created a little recipe roundup for you of recipes … [Read more...]

Scenes from the Weekend 11.18.2013

This weekend went by FAST as Brian and I had some fun and prepped for the final week before Thanksgiving.  I can't believe, and I'm so excited, that Thanksgiving is next week. Friday night looked like this: That would be November Date … [Read more...]

Scenes from the Weekend: Holiday Test Baking and a Baby Shower!

This weekend was full of love, family, and friends AND I managed to take a few snapshots so I could share some of my weekend with you! Friday night, Brian and I headed out to see the movie About Time right after work so I whipped up some smoothies … [Read more...]

The Back of the Box

This weekend I did something I have never done before. This sweet little "pie pumpkin" had  been sitting in my produce basket for quite some time now just waiting for me to take the plunge and roast my very first pumpkin. I absolutely adore … [Read more...]