Syrup on a salad & other joys around the harvest table

All right, you know this… You know I’m obsessed with maple-flavored everything. But maple syrup on a salad? Even I was hesitant. (But you shouldn’t hesitate to keep scrolling… for a really special treat… Because I’ve included links below to full recipes for a complete harvest meal!) There I was, enjoying Parents’ Weekend at my daughter’s college […]

Ten Reasons This is the Best Sweetener You Could Ever Use

So what is the best sweetener? Can you imagine if there was one that not only made your food taste delicious but offered you a huge healthy boost too? A sweetener that made you smile with every bite while supporting your body’s immune system and heart health with every spoonful? Believe it or not, there is such a […]

Chocolate Brittle Crackers

Because I’ve felt a little brittle at times this week, and because, well, chocolate is always a good thing, I thought I’d share my recipe for Chocolate Brittle Crackers with you. Scroll to the bottom for the yumminess. It’s been a week of blindsides. Which are harder to deal with when you’re feeling brittle. It’s a funny thought, brittle. […]

Ummmm, Do YOU Know How to Celebrate Pancakes?

Hold everything–I literally just learned that Tuesday, Februrary 13, 2018, is PANCAKE DAY. Ummm, how have I never heard of this holiday that has apparently been celebrated for centuries? Admittedly, I do have maple on the brain these days. So of all the times to discover this amazing day of yum, I guess now–the season […]

How We Made a Gingerbread Farm

  We didn’t make a gingerbread house. We made a gingerbread farm. Our inspiration? Our own 200-year old farmhouse, our own farm animals, and a Christmas without presents. I’d been out of town for most of November and December. I’d looked over the girls’ school work from my mom’s hospital room 400 miles away, video chatting […]

Make Your Own Maple Syrup (part 1)

Ever thought about trying to make your own maple syrup? This is the first in a multi-part series documenting my family’s failures (lots) and successes (a few) at our first attempt to do so. And I’ll fill you in on our results this year as well… it should be a SWEET series. Last winter, we longed […]