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 […]

rosemary candied walnuts (the perfect salad topper)

rosemary candied walnuts

I always think of salads as summer fare, even though I eat them for dinner pretty much year ‘round (and I’m sure you do too!). Lately, I’ve been getting creative with my salad toppings and rediscovered an old kojo recipe for rosemary brown sugar walnuts. I am smitten with these yummies and, really, it’d be […]

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 […]

christmas wassail- our family’s recipe

Christmas wassail- a family recipe

If I had to pick a smell that is Christmas to me, I think wassail would be at the top of my list. It may be even higher than the smell of evergreen? Just maybe, though- haha. We’ve shared our wassail recipe before, but as I was making up a batch, I thought I’d highlight […]

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 […]

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 […]

pumpkin cake with apple cider glaze

pumpkin cake with apple cider glaze

Kirst’s post yesterday about faking fall was so spot on. In case you’re new here (or have just forgotten), Kirst lives on a tropical island and I (Jord) live in the Middle East, so fall isn’t much of a “thing” either of us get to partake in. We totally compensate for the lack of changing […]

chocolate coconut “mounds” cake

chocolate coconut mounds cake with real mounds bars bake into the cake!

Ok, so I am sure you have noticed that Kirst and I kind of have a thing for coconut. I mean, we really love coconut. Even more, we die for the coconut plus chocolate combo. The best combo in the world, if you ask me (or Kirst). Well, luckily a friend of mine requested the […]