my lavender blues

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Oh hey fall, it’s about time you decided to show up. Two days ago it was 90 degrees and I thought you took a plunge off a bridge and were never coming back. but you’re here, you lil jokester. and now i can finally post recipes for cooler weather without any bitterness.so stay awhile. i’m […]

Gluten Free Butternut Squash & Sausage Skillet

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble Bee® Seasoned Tuna Pouch with Spoon. Who knew the middle of the country had so much beauty to offer? I’ve been learning recently the true meaning of what it is to make the most of where you live, and I can 100 percent […]

Explorations: A Canoe & Bumble Bee Tuna Seasoned Pouch

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Nope, not my usual food post. But you guys, I do other things than just make food every hour on the hour. hard to believe, but it’s true. i wake up, i fix a pot of coffee. a decently sized pot because homegirl can’t physically breathe without it. and sometime within waking up and getting […]

Urban Glamping & a New Lens

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so for those of you reading my blog for the very first time, i did this dinner thing a couple of weeks ago at Eckerts Farm and am now putting up recipes for some of dishes that my brother in law & I created! This particular post is for the brandied peaches that we poured […]

Brandied Peaches // A Film, A First

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  Butter my buns and call me a biscuit, What in the world did I just agree to? The exact thoughts (except insert profanity where needed) that ran through my head when I responded “yes” to a dinner proposal from Eckerts Farm asking if I would be willing to put together a pop up meal […]

Chilled Curried Coconut Sweet Corn Soup // Scenes from my Dinner in The Orchard

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Oh hi there. Welcome to my not so studio, studio. At home. Where I have attempted to organize my life in this room just for your eyes. Don’t let the cleanliness fool you. I’m currently stepping on a mound of acorns because my son decided to make himself “coffee”. And acorns just happened to be […]

My Not So Studio, Studio & EASY Flawless Iced Coffee

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Last week I had the pleasure of being part of a small group of innovative people – somehow connected to the food industry in one way or another – to get a personal tour and a little more insight of St Louis’ liquid gold in a bottle, Schlafly  Beer, a St. Louis brewery. As well as […]

Schlafly // Farm Fresh Food & A New Brew

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          Breakfast was going really well until this happened…………     The teeniest speck of avocado mash got on his finger and shhhhh hit the fan…..   Game. Over. Sunday morning made “easy”. With the stress of, well, life, along with Thanksgiving being only days away (and seven pies that need […]

Avocado Mash, Bacon Bits & Shaped Eggs