Can I get a show of hands for the Bombay House lovers out there?! Holllllaaaaaaa! My husband and I fell in love with Indian food in Provo. Who would have thought Provo would be such a mecca for fine international cuisines? Indian, Thai, Vietnamese (I've heard), they do it all extraordinarily well. Especially during the fall, I'm always looking for opportunities to use different spices, like adding some Indian flavor. Have you heard of garam masala? It's an Indian spice that may be difficult . . .
My favorite time of year is here! Yay! Cooler weather, holidays, sweaters, & good TV shows. Aren't Fall foods just the best? I have turned this Classic Rice Krispie Treat into a great Fall snack. Since Stephanie introduced me to Brown Butter Cookies I haven't looked back at my old recipe. They are simply divine, especially the dough. Does everything taste better with Brown Butter? Well these Rice Krispie Treats definitely do. When browning butter, all you need to do is keep the butter . . .
Ok yes, it's not quite fall and warm hearty soup weather yet, but I looove this tortellini minestrone soup and make it year round. During the fall it makes a weekly appearance because it is simple to whip up. I also am a left-over-eater. I know there are many out there who will let the food rot in the tupperware before thinking of reheating food but I love it! This healthy soup is one of those that makes a ton so I have plenty of lovely little lunches for my self. Minestrone With or Without . . .
Does anyone else ever stress out over Holidays? I kinda do. I think it's because I actually love them so much and want the memories to be happy and lovely and sweet that I get all caught up in wanting the best of everything and going over board that sometimes- I end up a stress-ball. Anyway this year, I'm taking a different perspective. Keeping it simple. Keepin it bouncy. If you are in the same frame of mind as me, then you will appreciate this recipe for Thanksgiving. A simple butternut . . .
Growing up as a vegetarian, everyone would always ask me how I got my protein. As a kid I never really focused on it much and I always seemed to be healthy so I didn't worry. Now that I'm 3 months pregnant I think about protein every day. I know how important it is to get the right amount of protein to not only curb the effects of pregnancy nausea, but to also grow a healthy baby. Most pregnancy books I have read suggest that you consume between 90-100 grams of protein every day! With that high . . .
Several years ago, while I was living in San Diego, I belonged to the BEST crafting group. We called it card swap. We would meet once a month and exchange handmade cards. The ladies in this group were the most talented, fun, caring, and amazing women I have ever met. It was something I looked forward to EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. One month I remember so vividly was at Marianna's house. Marianna has an infectious laugh, never spoke ill of ANYONE, and had this way of making you feel special and . . .
So - I heard that you could make pumpkin muffins using ONLY a cake mix (any kind - chocolate, white, spice, etc.) and a can of pumpkin in place of the eggs and oil. I was VERY skeptical. Come on. No oil? No Eggs? Yeah right. I was POSITIVE that they would turn out dry and would fall apart. I've had this in the back of my head for a while, but last night as I was looking through the pantry to see if I needed to make a quick late night run to the store so that we would have food to eat on . . .
Fall is my FAVORITE time of year! I love the clothes, I love the smells, and I LOVE Halloween. It is a time of year I try to savor and really enjoy. This year I had a little list going in my head of things I wanted to do to enjoy this season, and then I saw a few checklists for holidays while browsing on Pinterest and thought I should make one of my own. Here is what I want to do this fall, and you can complete this fun list with me. Below you will find a free printable. I framed mine in . . .
These chocolate chip pumpkin cookies are a family recipe. They are a FAMOUS family recipe actually. They are handed down from great grandmas, to my grandma, to my mom and aunts and now to us. Every fall my kids love to gather round and make these cookies. They are soft and moist, not too spices, not too bland-- just enough to make it feel like fall all around you and be completely addicted to a recipe. We love to use milk chocolate chips! However the traditional semi-sweet are great . . .