November 2013

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chocolate pumpkin brownies

chocolate pumpkin brownies

So, much to my dismay, I realize that it has been over two months since I have had a dessert recipe on here.  That is ridiculous and a problem we need to solve today.  Mostly it’s been caused by my recent focus on making our dinners easier and trying to find new favorite go-to easy … more

rosemary roasted chickpeas

rosemary roasted chickpeas

Can I tell you what the hardest thing for me is?  Being present.  I always feel like I am trying and I always feel like I am failing.  I always feel like I am waiting for that next thing or looking back at that past thing, and it all seems better than the right now. … more

auburn weekend

auburn weekend

Traveling teaches you a lot about yourself.  And traveling with my family teaches you an extra amount about yourself because it requires an incredible amount of patience as misfortune after misfortune happens.  And it’s not just on big trips either.  Even on a weekend trip to Auburn, a trip we make multiple times every year, … more

local hunger + a place at the table

A couple of days ago Gerrit and I had the opportunity to go see the documentary A Place at the Table at a local church and hear from some people who are fighting hunger in our local area.  To be honest, part of me did not want to go at all.  It was cold.  To … more

red wine braised short ribs

red wine braised short ribs

My family loves personality tests.  Actually, let me clarify that.  My mother and I love personality tests, and we love making the rest of the family take them so that we can analyze how we all interact together.  We’ve all taken the Myers-Briggs (I am an INFJ and Gerrit is an ENFJ which I find … more