Category Archives: food

Happy Thanksgiving!

For Mara in Norway, my mom’s pumpkin pie recipe! I hope you’ll be able to convert my American measurements, Mara. My mom’s measurements aren’t exact, as you can tell, and we put the larger amount of spices in our pie. Favorite Pumpkin Pie 1 1/2 cups canned or mashed cooked pumpkin 3/4 cup sugar 1/2… Continue Reading

The Tuesday Before Thanksgiving

What do you write about on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving? (Writing a blog post every day has been very challenging for me this year!)┬áThe girls didn’t have school today, so we ran a couple of errands. It was mostly a pajama day, however! Pajama days are good to have every once in a while. I’m… Continue Reading

The Bake-Off

So here’s how it usually goes in my house. Today our church was hosting a praise, pizza and bake-off night. When the bake-off was first announced, I decided that I would make my famous Chicago Crunchy Cookies, a recipe I got from Gretchen over at Second Blooming. So this morning, I took the recipe out… Continue Reading

Cozy Dogs for Breakfast

It was the last morning of our Springfield trip, and there was one more thing on our bucket list. We had already visited the Lincoln Presidential Museum, Lincoln’s Tomb, and Lincoln’s New Salem. We had gotten lost while on hiking in the woods and searched for an original stretch of historical Route 66. We had… Continue Reading

Tortellini Soup!

Tortellini Soup is a family favorite. Even my picky eater has seconds, which is amazing when you consider that this recipe has spinach and mushrooms! It’s a new entry to my dinner repertoire. This recipe is from my stepmom, who I believe got it from her daughter, and it found its way into my kitchen.… Continue Reading

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