Yesterday I shared how to make Simple Homemade Pumpkin Puree, so today I thought I would share a round up of some of my favorite recipes using pumpkin. Some of these posts are from my first year of blogging, which means cringe-worthy lighting, angles, and composition with the photos, but the recipe itself is something I wouldn’t change at all. They’re tried and true recipes that I use often, especially… Keep Reading
Stone Delicious IPA Glazed Lemon and Herb Turkey
You know I love to incorporate whatever I’m drinking with into my recipes, so for Thanksgiving this year I used Stone Brewing’s Stone Delicious IPA for a citrusy, buttery, and juicy bird! Head to the Stone Brewing Blog for the recipe!
5 Simple Ways to Bring Fall Indoors
With Christmas decorations hitting the stores earlier and earlier each year, we seem to jump straight from Halloween to decking the halls with Christmas décor and November is becoming the forgotten month. Rather than spend money on decorations that will only be up for 3-4 weeks, I thought I would show you five simple and affordable ways to create a festive fall atmosphere using items from your own backyard.
Pumpkin Patch Sweater Pillow
I’m not sure why, but I’ve always been obsessed with over-sized old man sweaters. They’re big, cozy, and just make you want to snuggle up in front of a fire on chilly days. I purchased one from the thrift store about a year ago, but it didn’t fit very well so I decided to turn it into a cute pillow instead! I made a big pumpkin patch (ALL pun intended)… Keep Reading
Apple and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Heading into the chilly winter months, I’m always craving warm comfort food and squash is a great and healthy way to satisfy that. I took roasted acorn squash and combined it with my apple and sausage stuffing recipe to create a fall flavored dish the whole family can enjoy!
Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing in Butterkin Squash
The holidays are always a great time to gather your loved ones to sit down for a huge home-cooked meal, but it does place a tremendous amount of pressure on you to come up with a menu that will appease everyone, including those with dietary restrictions. Let’s start with one of the staples like stuffing. Typically made with bread cubes and sausage or turkey, and then cooked inside of the… Keep Reading
Mini Pear Tarts
With Thanksgiving approaching we’re all starting to plan our menus, figure out how to squeeze 20+ friends and family members into our tiny homes, how to keep said friends and family members from feuding, and of course trying to keep ourselves sane through all of it! I’m here to help! A few weeks ago when I made my Mini Pecan Pies, I doubled my pie crust recipe in case I had… Keep Reading
Cranberry and Rum Glazed Sweet Potatoes
I’ve never been a big fan of cranberry sauce, jelly, or even yams by themselves, but I still wanted to incorporate them into our Thanksgiving dinner. I made this dish last year and I’m so glad that I did! it was a huge hit and now a staple for our Thanksgiving meal. Caramelized in brown sugar, cinnamon, and Sailor Jerry Rum, this will quickly become a favorite of yours too!
Daily Life + How to Stay Sane on Thanksgiving!
A few days ago I decided to start planning for Thanksgiving! Since we live 1800 miles away from our family and most of our friends here are transplants to Portland as well, we love to throw a Friendsgiving to still have that sense of family and togetherness! Last year we hosted our first Friendsgiving.. in our downtown apartment.. that didn’t have a dining room! Not to be discouraged by our… Keep Reading
Autumn Leaf Wall Art
I went on a hike with a friend to Multnomah Falls last year and I picked up one of the largest leaves I’ve ever seen! I knew I had to make a fun project with it so I pressed it between two large pieces of poster board and it’s been there ever since. I wanted to create some new décor for the fall season and remembered I had this monstrous… Keep Reading
Mini Pumpkin Pies
Pumpkin pie is a fall classic, but I couldn’t resist altering the original and making 2 dozen mini pies instead! The fluffy whipped cream, rich pumpkin filling, and buttery flaky crust make the most decadent combination in bite sized form! Serve these up to your guests on Thanksgiving or any other occasion to enjoy pumpkin pie.. which in my book is EVERY day!
Rum Spiked Pecan Pie
Rum Spiked Pecan Pie I’m always a fan of cooking with what I’m drinking, so when Sailor Jerry posted their Pecan Pie recipe, I couldn’t resist!
Burlap and Lace Table Runner
Burlap and Lace Table Runner About a month ago I was surfing around on a wedding décor blog and came across a beautiful rustic table set up for the reception. What stood out to me were the table runners, just plain burlap with white lace on the edges. I not only liked it as an idea for our upcoming nuptials, but for any day really! I knew I wasn’t going… Keep Reading
A Tattooed Martha Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving was amazing! My jeans are definitely snug today but believe me.. it was worth it! Our friends brought over a grilled turkey, cornbread stuffing, apple cider gravy, and a homemade pumpkin pie. I did a pineapple and brown sugar glazed ham, bacon wrapped garlic and rosemary chicken drumsticks, sausage and apple stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, garlic and rosemary mashed potatoes, cranberry glazed sweet potatoes, two pans of green bean… Keep Reading
DIY Fall Canvas Wall Décor
DIY Fall Canvas Wall Décor For me, this time of year means cuddling up with a good book and watching the leaves fall. I wanted to create something to hang up that embodied exactly that! Not only was this project easy, but you can make it as unique as you like!