Melissa

roasted garlic cauliflower soup

I love rainy fall days like this one. I loaded up my library bag with books I had to return, put on my rain coat, grabbed my umbrella, and I was out the door. After strolling up to the library, dropping off some books in exchange for another pile of hygge books waiting for me,…

hop dish & vine ~ stockholm wisconsin

This post is a combination of two times visiting the fabulous Hop Dish & Vine in picturesque Stockholm Wisconsin. To get there we only have to travel about a half hour on the Great River Road once we cross the bridge from Red Wing into Wisconsin, and it’s one of our favorite drives. The setting…

pumpkin pie overnight oats

These easy, delicious, healthy overnight oats taste just like pumpkin pie! I love to find ways to enjoy all the yummy flavors of Fall without compromising my healthy way of eating. I’m not saying I never splurge, I definitely do, but I like to eat healthy 90% of the time, and there’s no reason it…

North Coast ~ Lake Superior ~ 2021

Hello Friends! We made our annual trek up to the north shore of Lake Superior again and it was so nice to get away. We were there for 5 days and it was a bit unusual because our daughter Gracie wasn’t with us this year. She is off on her own adventures now and has…

best vegan “chicken” salad

One of my favorite things to eat, prior to going vegan, was chicken salad. I was in love with the stuff. Especially for a summertime lunch. Nothing better! Well, after going vegan I knew I had to find a suitable substitute. I tried chickpea salad which is super delicious, but nothing at all like chicken…

Minnesota Renaissance Festival ~ 2021

Hello Friends! The day after we went to the Minnesota State Fair, we decided to make the trek to Shakopee and check out the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. We luckily had beautiful weather for walking around, taking in the sights, watching a couple shows, and EATING. While I don’t enjoy the vegan choices at the Renaissance…

Wall Drug Vanilla Pudding Caramel Rolls

I’ve bookmarked several Wall Drug recipes that I want to share with you. This one is an oldie, and a goodie. I should give you a heads up, they’re terribly addictive. Especially when they’re just out of the oven and cool enough to eat. Make sure you have more people than just yourself in the…

Spaghetti Dinner Meatball Subs

Do you like spaghetti with meatballs and garlic bread? Yes? Well, now you can enjoy the best of all of these in one, big, saucy, cheesy sandwich! I give you the Spaghetti Dinner Meatball Sub! The basic gist to creating these delicious subs is to hollow out big sub rolls, brush them with garlic butter,…