Author: Maddy L.

Apple and Herb Stuffing

Apple and Herb Stuffing

Stuffing and dressing and filling, oh my! These days it seems like no one can agree on anything, and this Thanksgiving staple is no different. I’d much rather discuss the discord in naming our Thanksgiving sides than discuss the disagreements of our current political climate. While […]

Hamburger and Hominy Helper

Hamburger and Hominy Helper

Why is naming someone or something so difficult? Loving a name isn’t enough. If you know someone who gives you a bad association with a name it might turn you off completely. Or in our case, you might have a name for a dog picked […]

Maple Sweet Potatoes  ||  Homemade in a Hurry

Maple Sweet Potatoes || Homemade in a Hurry

It’s just about that time of year! Where we take something perfectly healthy, and do our best to make it decadent while turning a blind eye to calorie count. Green beans, for example — stir in some cream of mushroom soup, fried onions, and bacon and you’ve gone from a nutritious […]

Carpool Apple Betty

Carpool Apple Betty

A recipe can be like a game of telephone. One person passes their famous recipe on to the members of their book club, those bookworms make some changes then pass their versions on to their kids, those kiddos grow up and make changes over time, […]

Cranberry Scones with Maple Glaze

Cranberry Scones with Maple Glaze

When given the choice between a scone and any other breakfast treat, as a child, there was no contest. A cinnamon roll, a danish, or even a buttery bagel would beat out a scone every time. Scones just always seemed like a grown up breakfast. […]

Granny’s Pine Nut Pesto  ||   Homemade in a Hurry

Granny’s Pine Nut Pesto || Homemade in a Hurry

Everyone has a pesto recipe somewhere in their family. And in my (fairly limited, to be honest) research, I haven’t seen major variation among pesto recipes. Most have basil, some kind of nuts, olive oil, garlic, etc. I don’t claim to know what is the […]

Autumn Vegetable Stir Fry

Autumn Vegetable Stir Fry

Quick, yes or no. Want a recipe for the easiest autumnal stir-fry that has solved my expiring produce problem? Today I’m sharing my recipe for Autumn Vegetable Stir fry. This recipe is amazing because you can throw just about anything in the skillet (or wok, […]

Chicken à la King  ||  Homemade in a Hurry

Chicken à la King || Homemade in a Hurry

Chicken à la King is a dish that really helped me understand what it means to have a love/hate relationship with something. When we were growing up, we always loved when my mom would make this, but hated that she called it Chicken à la […]

Trick-or-Treat Cake

Trick-or-Treat Cake

Although my personal costume selection has evolved over the years (please let all pictures from my college years be lost forever), kids’ costumes really have not changed. In my youth, our costumes were usually hand sewn by my mom, with the exception of the highly […]

Cranberry Cider Mules || Leaf Peepers

Cranberry Cider Mules || Leaf Peepers

Leaf Peeper (lēf pēpər) noun: 1. Common in New England, one who travels to scenic areas to view the autumn foliage. 2. The absolute best fall cocktail I’ve ever had. synonyms: Cranberry Cider Mules Ok, so I made up the second definition, but it’s true. This […]


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