Bourbon-whipped butternut squash mash with crispy sage and parmesan. Let that sink in for a good minute or two. This is one of those recipes that as soon as I made it, I gobbled it up, got really angry that it was gone, and immediately went to the store the next day to buy more ingredients and make it again. Not a joke, not an exaggeration. In fact, I am going to make a bold...
I often find the most challenging part of venturing outside my comfort zone to be the moment I actually decide to take action. Some people get an idea in their head and run with it, while for others we require a little pep talk to get us moving. And I know our individual strengths differ, but we all possess the qualities to -- for lack of a better phrase -- get shit done. But that first...
Say hello to the only appetizer you need for Thanksgiving. Actually, I take that back. Not just Thanksgiving. You could serve this on a Tuesday! Or a Saturday! You could make this for lunch and be living your best life by noon. My taste testers (a sample size of roughly 15 people -- aka: friends and teachers at my kids' school whom I throw food at weekly) all agreed: total home run. Also, it's...
It was a couple weeks back when my husband sat me down after work and said we needed to talk. The expression on his face, his tone, his demeanor... they all told me that whatever he wanted to discuss, we wouldn't be celebrating with a bottle of bubbly. I thought maybe he needed to cancel a date night. Or wanted to discuss how my grocery budget has gotten out of control. Worse. He entered a...
The scene: it's 4:30 pm, dangerously close to dinner time, and I'm nervously glancing back and forth between our pantry and the clock on the stove. How did I end up here again? My back-up plan is grilled cheese, a usual occurrence when I'm feeling pressed for time and need something on the table. Not once has anyone complained about being served 'another' grilled cheese. We're friends now, so I can be honest. The kitchen...
I've been trying to find words to express my devastation after the shooting in Las Vegas Sunday evening. It almost feels wrong to put myself out there and claim sadness as my own when I have no immediate connection to those suffering or trudging through the aftermath. But this sadness belongs to our entire country, for we offer heartfelt 'prayers' in the wake of such tragedies, yet no plan of action to moderate the direction...
Organized chaos. That's what I see when I look at this photo. Ironically, that's also what I see when I look at my life. Sometimes the pieces fit together in a way that seems unbalanced, but upon looking closer we realize that everything is more or less okay, even when we're hanging off the edge a little bit. Reflecting on the last three months, it's inspiring to see my growth as a photographer (can I...
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