homemade chai tea recipe

homemade chai tea recipe

We have had a gloriously rainy and cloudy couple days here in Arabia, and I have been making a lot of tea. As I was sipping our go-to favorite chai, I decided that I should share it with y’all…only to realize Kirst shared the chai tea recipe YEARS ago! This chai is the best. It […]

chimichurri: herb steak sauce

chimichurri herb sauce

Ok, I need a show of hands- how many of you are doing some sort of clean eating/ whole 30/ paleo diet after the holidays? We aren’t doing a full on detox, but we something close to that. This herb dressing is the perfect addition to all sorts of clean eating foods. It goes amazingly […]

warm root vegetable salad

warm root veggie salad: whole30

I don’t know if I mentioned this on the blog or not, but last year my husband and I did the whole 30. It was a challenging and gratifying month of finding new and healthier ways to enjoy cooking and food. And if for no other reason I am thankful we did it because we […]

crepe bar- a christmas brunch tradition

make your own crepe station for Christmas morning!

Are you guys as in love with holiday traditions as we are? It’s funny because there I am not a creature of habit at all (the term “free spirit” has been used to describe me my whole life)…but Christmas traditions are a whole different story. I LOVE them. My husband and I decided that crepes […]

coconut pecan date balls

coconut pecan dateballs

A few years back, a friend came to visit us in the Middle East and upon seeing just how many dates we eat, receive, have available at the store etc. she immediately wrote her grandma and asked for her date ball recipe. Since then, I have made these date balls roughly 9,000 times. They are […]

homemade caramels (and a free label!)

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Hi friends! This year, we have a wonderfully busy holiday season between my mama coming to visit for Thanksgiving and my brother, sister-in-law and darling niece coming for Christmas! I can hardly wait. In honor of my sister-in-law’s visit, today I am sharing something from the archives. Her homemade caramel recipe! It makes the perfect […]

the easiest (no bake!) holiday appetizers

easiest (no bake!) holiday appetizers

Hi friends! Can you believe it’s already December? In the year 2014? I just can’t get over how fast this year has gone. I swear, we just got off the plane from our summer visit to the states last week…and now it’s DECEMBER. The best part of December? The holiday parties have begun. I LOVE […]

homemade apple butter (with a free printable label!)

homemade apple butter (and a free printable!)

It’s hard to believe that it has been a whole year since I was traveling to Idaho in the fall (so gorgeous!) to visit our youngest sister and meet my niece, Adi. Northern Idaho is so beautiful in October- one of my favorite things we did while I was visiting (other than serious cuddle time […]

rotisserie chicken recipes

14 delicious ways to use a rotisserie chicken

The only thing I like better than delicious is delicious and easy… which pretty much makes rotisserie chicken my BFF. If you share my passion for rotisserie chicken, you’ll love this round up of fourteen fabulous ways to get an amazing meal on the table in a short amount of time. In fact, if you’re […]

stacked chicken enchiladas

stacked green chile chicken enchiladas

One summer while I was in college, I lived in Mexico and worked at an orphanage. Every time I make these enchiladas this conversation from my time at the orphanage comes to mind: mexican friend: Jord, will you please make that American chicken dish again? The kids really liked it. me: What American food? I […]