scenes from the past week


  An early morning photo shoot in my beloved Red Wing Minnesota, brisk autumn walks, a good book and a cuppa next to a warm fire, a road trip with my friend Nancy: breakfast at the adorable Homemade Cafe in Pepin Wisconsin (We had the yummy blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup, cheesy hashbrowns, bacon,…

caramel apple oatmeal cookies


We’ve been out and about today, having so much fun celebrating our anniversary. I just got a few free minutes, so I decided to check in and quickly share this recipe that has you all so excited! I’ve been getting requests for it ever since I shared the photos a couple days ago on my…

apple jack crostini


Yay! Friday’s here again. My favorite day of the week because I love the anticipation of the weekend, and we always do something a little special for Friday night appetizers on the deck. In the autumn it’s especially fun when we head out back, bundled in sweaters, vino in hand, and sit next to a…

creamy dreamy angel chicken {crock pot recipe}


When trying to come up with an appropriate name for this gorgeous, creamy, chicken pasta all I could think of was “creamy and dreamy.” The “angel” part comes from serving it over Angel Hair pasta… So, there you have it! This is an awesome, easy dinner dish and definitely fancy enough to serve to company!…

california salmon sprout sandwich


It seems like whenever I see a sandwich with California in the title, it has a heap of sprouts on it… so I thought I’d follow suit. This is one of my favorite, healthy “go to” lunches when I’m in a hurry and craving protein. I love this served with baby carrots and grape tomatoes…